28 Stan. J. Int'l L. 23 (1991-1992)
A Constitutional Framework for a New South Africa

handle is hein.journals/stanit28 and id is 31 raw text is: A Constitutional Framework for
a New South Africa
Professor William B. Gould IV-* It gives me a great deal of pride to
be able to introduce Mr. Ramaphosa on behalf of the Stanford
Law School, the university, and the entire Stanford community.
As many of you may know, Mr. Ramaphosa is here this week as a
visiting Phleger Professor of Law at the law school. He will be
here for the entire week and is giving a series of lectures to us. It
is an honor to have Mr. Ramaphosa here for two reasons: one, it
seems to me that we acknowledge him and his work as an individ-
ual, as a labor lawyer, as a trade union leader in the National
Union of Mine Workers and in the Federation COSATU (the
Congress of South African Trade Unions); and also it is an op-
portunity to give specific recognition to the African National
Congress [ANC], of which he is an official, as Secretary Gen-
eral of the Congress.
Many of you may know that the African National Congress has
been in the forefront of the struggle against racial discrimination
and segregation, and then ultimately apartheid, for eighty years
in South Africa, and of course these past forty-three years in the
struggle against the formal system which the world knows as
apartheid. I think that Americans have a particular affinity to the
Congress, to the ANC, because, firstly, its activities remind us,
and were historically coincidental to, the formation of the Niag-
ara movement in the United States, and ultimately the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the
United States, which waged what has been also here nearly a cen-
tury-long struggle against racial discrimination in our own coun-
try. And it reminds us, I think, to see the ANC struggle in South
Africa, of both where we have come from as a nation and where
* Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.

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