Textbooks erringly cast him as a messiah without flaws and largely divorce him from the ANC.
Many senior South African politicians have lied blatantly – only to be exposed by the law – so Pallo Jordan marks a break of sorts with the past.
Former president FW de Klerk has said Israel risks heading for apartheid if it does not make peace with Palestine.
President Jacob Zuma praised FW de Klerk at the unveiling of a bust of Nelson Mandela at Parliament as part of the 20 years of democracy celebrations.
It is also important to stress that April 27 did not constitute the victory of some South Africans over others, as it is often presented now.
Following the death of Jan Hendrik Steyn, FW de Klerk says the former high court judge had been a "long-standing and dear" friend to him and his wife.
For the black youngsters of the 1990s, it was Madiba's role as the head of MK that gave him the respect he needed to bring peaceful reconciliation.
President Jacob Zuma has told diplomats that Nelson Mandela had "a capacity to persuade" during negotiations with former president FW de Klerk.
Honouring Nelson Mandela, former president FW de Klerk says that most Afrikaners "have very warm feelings towards Nelson Mandela".
Former president FW de Klerk says South Africa has lost one of its founding fathers and "greatest sons".
At the 12th Europe Lecture in The Hague, former president FW de Klerk put his own spin on former president Thabo Mbeki's "I am an African" speech.
Through a series of portraits and documentaries, Adrian Steirn's 21 Icons project highlights 21 extraordinary South African leaders.
The FW de Klerk Foundation has thanked SA for supporting the former president, who has undergone an operation to fit a cardiac pacemaker.
South Africa's last apartheid president FW de Klerk is to be hospitalised to receive a pacemaker, says his spokesperson.
Former president FW de Klerk is set to cut his visit to Europe short due to the ailing health of Nelson Mandela, says De Klerk's foundation.
Former president FW de Klerk says he feels privileged to have been invited to London to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.
Former president FW de Klerk says he is honoured to be invited to London to attend the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has dismissed claims by FW De Klerk that the party was responsible for the widening inequality gap in the country.
Hermann Giliomee explains how former president PW Botha's Rubicon speech increased white South Africa's isolation in 1985.