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Nelson Mandela

This week in 1994: Democracy 25

16 October 2019, 4:37 PM

This week we focus on the fallout over the integration process of former freedom fighters into the South African National Defence Force that had been troubling the new democratically elected government since the project’s inception.

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Shining spotlight on school violence

15 October 2019, 5:45 PM

Schools were some of the key arenas at which the fight against apartheid took place. Fast forward to modern-day South Africa, the culture of violence in our schools still lingers.

Nelson Mandela at Capitol Hill

This week in 1994: Democracy 25

9 October 2019, 1:57 PM

This week 25 years ago – late statesman Nelson Mandela became the first foreign leader to address a joint session of the US Congress twice. Madiba also remains the only South African head of state to have delivered a speech before American lawmakers.

Plight of Mpumalanga family of six surviving off pension grant

8 October 2019, 8:51 PM

Government’s social security programmes are hailed as some of the successes of the democratic dispensation. But while the social grant ensures that many South Africans do not go to bed hungry – its value for the elderly is often diminished by the high cost of living and unemployment rate.

Amahle Thabethe

This week in 1994: Democracy 25

3 October 2019, 3:52 PM

This week we reflect on the launch of the National Bureau for Missing Persons to render supportive service to investigation officers. The unit was established on 3 October 1994 as government’s effort to transform the country’s police service.

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