At its first plenary session, the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA 1) adopted the Memorandum of Understanding. An addendum was then added. Through this solemn agreement, the contracting parties undertook to establish a democratic South Africa with a new constitution. The declaration and its addendum appear on pages 1 to 4 of the linked band entitled CODESA Agreements Working Group 5 was tasked with providing deadlines and identifying the measures to be taken by the parties to CODESA to ensure the implementation of the agreements concluded in CODESA. This declaration was the first of these agreements by recognized black and white political leaders in South Africa to reaffirm these principles. The commitment to the peaceful pursuit of political change was declared at a time when neither the National Party nor the African National Congress was seeking peaceful solutions or dialogue. The statement was announced by the English-language press as a breakthrough in race relations in South Africa. Shortly after their press release, the statement was supported by several prime ministers of the black countries of origin, including Cedric Phatudi (Lebowa), Lucas Mangope (Bophuthatswana) and Hudson Nisanwisi (Gazankulu).  Despite considerable support from black leaders, the English-language press and liberal figures like Alan Paton, the statement saw resolute opposition from the National Party, the Afrikaans press and the conservative wing of Harry Schwarz` United Party.  This summary, which covers the Memorandum of Understanding, the agreements contained in the reports, Working Groups 1, 3 and 4, and the progress of work in Working Group 2, its Steering Committee and the Management Committee, describes the substantive issues and the nature and degree of their treatment in CODEA.
“4.2 how to take into account the views of participants who were not in CODESA with respect to agreements concluded in CODESA; The sub-committee was invited to present a summary of the codea agreements. Since Working Group 5 had to address the collection and implementation of substantive agreements in other for a, it is not necessary to include its report in this summary. Annex A: Points of convergence and areas where there is not yet agreement on Task 1 of Working Group 2, prepared by Steering Committee 27/4/92, which appears on pages 40 to 42 4.3.14. . . .