Lot 812: Thatcher Margaret (1925-2013)



2015-07-10 15:43:32

Lot 812: Thatcher Margaret (1925-2013) British Prime Minister 1979-90. An Original Printed Copy Of A Speech Entitled South Africa - A New Dawn, Eleven Pages, 4To, N.P. (South Africa), N.D. (May 1991), Evidently Prepared For Release To The Press (Marked 'Not For Use Before 1400 Hours On 21 May'). Signed ('Margaret Thatcher') With Her Name Alone In Black Ink To A Clear Area At The Head Of The First Page. The Speech Was Delivered By Thatcher At A Joint Meeting Of The South Africa Foundation, South African Chamber Of Commerce, The Institute Of Directors, The Urban Foundation And The South African Institute Of International Affairs In Johannesburg And Begins 'There Is Nowhere Better Than Johannesburg To Discuss The Economic Future Of Africa. For My Theme Today Concerns Not Just The Future Of South Africa But The Future Of Africa As A Whole' And Continues To Deal With The Problems Of Africa In The Post-Colonial Period, Agriculture, The Economy Of South Africa In Contrast To Other African Countries, Misgovernment In Africa And Thatcher'S Hopes For The Future, Concluding 'I Believe That South Africa Is Now Seeing A New Dawn. I Have Met More Dedicated, Impressive And Great Hearted People Working To Change Things For The Better Here Than Almost Anywhere. South Africa Is Coming Out Into The Sunlight To Rejoin The World. And The International Community Must Warmly Welcome Her. For This Is A Cause Of Rejoicing Not Just To South Africa'S Friends, But To All The Friends Of Africa.' Unusual In This Form. A Couple Of Light Stains To The Head Of The First Page, Not Affecting The Signature, Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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