SA commemorates 26 years of democracy
This year marks 26 years of the country’s freedom and democracy. On the 27th of April 1994, South Africans recognised the beginning of the most expected day, It was the first democratic post-apartheid non-racial elections where every citizen above the age of 18-years from any race group was allowed to exercise the right to vote, which saw Nelson Mandela elected as President.
Then the day was later called freedom day and it became a South African public holiday. The day is commemorated annually to remember the country’s history and the origin of democracy.
It is vital for every SA citizen to celebrate it, not only to look back at the displeasing history and pain of the past but to remember just how far the country has overcome hardships as a nation in creating bridges to a better future.
Back then, freedom had a different meaning in SA since people didn’t even have the right to elect or appoint who they thought would best look after their interests as a country. However, today freedom has different significances as people have the right to be who they want to be and not discriminated against their life decisions and choices.