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South Africa: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("President de Klerk's speech: 2 February") [lines to take on the eve of speech announcing Mandela's release: "In the expectation that Mr de Klerk announces some new moves towards negotiations, but ones which are modest compared with media expectations"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3171 f336
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 9pp
Themes: Industry, Trade, Foreign policy (Africa), Commonwealth (general), Commonwealth (South Africa), Media, Sport, Defence (arms control), British policy towards South Africa