It is with sadness that the North-West University (NWU) has learned of the passing of former President FW de Klerk.
As law student and later as chancellor of the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE, now NWU), the late President de Klerk left a huge footprint at the university. His legacy as statesman, Nobel Peace Prize winner and his work for cultural and welfare organisations will always be remembered. He was an ambassador for the NWU and South Africa.
President De Klerk received his BA and LLB degrees cum laude in 1958 at the PU for CHE. He was later honoured with an honorary doctorate as well as a special alumni award from the NWU for his role to promote peace and reconciliation in South Africa and globally.
We would like to express our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.