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.
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.
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.
Twenty five years into democracy a minority community in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape claims they have been discriminated against.
This week we focus on the country’s first road map to transformation, the White Paper on the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP). The paper was released on the 21st of September 25 years ago and set the tone for a kind of country the African National Congress (ANC) government wanted to see.