SA reflects on 20 years of democracy

South Africa
25 April 2014 - Reverend Frank Chikane was an IEC commissioner during the first democratic elections. In the spirit of the 20th Freedom Day celebrations, he shares some of his memories of that historic vote. eNCA
25 April 2014 - Former IEC chairperson Johann Kriegler says he is confident that the elections will go ahead without a hitch despite recent disputes about the current IEC chair. eNCA
25 April 2014 - Historian Pitika Ntuli prepared a poem to mark the 20th anniversary of democracy. Ntuli spent 32 years in exile before returning home. eNCA

SOUTH AFRICA – As we edge closer to the monumental 20th anniversary of Freedom Day on April 27, South Africans are talking and remembering.

Local media is packed with interviews and features on people who played a part of the events that took place in 1994, with the focus becoming more intense as commemorative events are planned for Sunday.

For some people the marking of 20 years of democracy in South Africa is something to celebrate. For others, it’s a reminder that not enough has changed.

Ordinary people are speaking out on Twitter and other social media, putting their thoughts and comments out into the public domain.

Here is what some of those using their voice have to say:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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