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Verwoerd

Hendrik Frensch . 1901--66, South African statesman, born in the Netherlands: prime minister of South Africa (1958--66) and the principal architect of the apartheid system: assassinated
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When the National Party of the Afrikaner came into power in 1948, Verwoerd, the psychologist and philosopher, embarked on a "Moses mission" to lead the Afrikaner to the land of milk and honey, at the expense of the indigenous black population.
But Melanie Verwoerd has blasted her Late Late Show remarks and insisted she was "misinformed".
At the end of last year, Ms Verwoerd, 43, said she agreed with her bosses how the organisation would go about its work in 2011.
Whilst Verwoerd did not live to see the division of Palestinian territory after the l967 Six Day War, and the subsequent creation of miniscule Bantustans in the West Bank and Gaza, he would have greatly admired and approved of the machinations that enclosed the Palestinians in their own ghettoized prisons.
Also the outlook for 2007 is positive," said Paul Verwoerd, commercial director for the Dutch nonwovens producer.
Their resistance is reminiscent of Prime Minister Verwoerd's refusal to yield to the winds of change in Africa.
Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, a future prime minister of South Africa, a 'dreamer and visionary, the true apostle of apartheid', was a near neighbour.
"Little in recent times has resonated more convincingly with the painful and humiliating circumstances which prevailed in the regimes of [Hendrik] Verwoerd, [John] Vorster and P.W.
Yet, when pressed on the past, he described apartheid as "one man's mistake." I asked whether he wasn't going to hold the English-speakers at all accountable, but he persisted in blaming the "architect of apartheid," H.E Verwoerd, prime minister from 1958 until his assassination in 1966.
Die wurggreep wat Verwoerd op die Afrikanerdom en -denke gekry het, was vir Pienaar 'n doring in die vlees en hy en Verwoerd ("die wit god", p.
But in these days I would expand the old saying so that it runs 'Mind your own business but minds how it affects mine too'.' His words were not welcomed and Premier Verwoerd was loudly applauded when he replied: 'There has to be justice not only for the black man in Africa but the white man.'
They are Julius Caesar and Thomas a Becket; Mohandas Gandhi and Jesus Christ; Jean Paul Marat and Leon Trotsky; Lord Frederick Cavendish and Archduke Franz Ferdinand; Tsar Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln; Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson and Michael Collins; King Abdullah, Anwar Sadat, and Yitzhak Rabin; and Hendrik Verwoerd, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.