Codesa Agreement

3. Working Group 2 did not report for CODESA 2. The growing nervousness of the NP members forced De Klerk to take advantage of the opening of Parliament on 2 February 1992 to assure his colleagues that the NP was still in power. He added that no formal agreement had been reached to change the governance of the country. This did little to hold back his critics, who accused him of acting without a warrant. He replied that he was ready to prove that he had the confidence and support of his supporters, and especially Africans, through a white referendum. This approach would facilitate the effective abdication of the views of all participants and the emergence of well-executed agreements in the form of concrete legislative projects. „4.2 how to take into account the views of participants who did not participate in CODESA with respect to the codea agreements; The first-day meetings between the South African government and Nelson Mandela were promoted by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) led by Niel Barnard and its deputy director general, Mike Louw. These meetings have been secret and are intended to understand whether there are sufficient common reasons for future peace talks. As these meetings developed, a degree of trust developed between the main players (Barnard, Louw and Mandela).

[5] In order to facilitate future discussions while preserving the secrecy necessary to protect the trial, Barnard had Mandela transferred from Robben Island to Pollsmoor prison in 1982. This allowed Mandela to live more comfortably, but also to facilitate access in a way that could not be jeopardized. Mr. Barnard therefore negotiated an initial agreement in principle on what was known as „discussions.” At this point, the process has moved from a secret commitment to a public commitment. We, the representatives of political parties, political organizations and administrations, solemnly commit ourselves to be bound by the CODESA agreements and to take in good faith all measures that are in our power and authority for implementation. The subcommittee was invited to present a summary of the Codea agreements. The participation of political minorities. A copy of the registered agreement is attached.

Perhaps these consequences have not been seriously analysed, swept under the carpet or discussed in depth at the conference in order to reach an agreement. In any event, what was dispossessed of the scourge of apartheid and, in particular, the great mismatch between power and legitimacy relations between the parties, was a „respectable” exit from the old order. 4.3.14 It was agreed that the Phase 1 agreements and its implementation will depend on the conclusion of a Phase 2 agreement, including the interim constitution and general constitutional principles.