Monday marks marks Freedom Day in South Africa, that celebrates the dawn of democracy 26-years-ago, but this year there won’t be public celebrations as the coronavirus pandemic has forced people indoors.
On Monday South Africa will mark Freedom Day since the dawn of democracy 26-years-ago, and this year there won’t be celebrations.
When I first said that I was going to write a book about the history of democracy in Africa, quite a few people responded with a joke. That will be one of the world’s shortest books, up there with the compendium of great English cooking, they would say.
Thursday’s opening of Parliament celebrates the improvements made since 1994. While these improvements reflect what happened across the continent since 1989, Michael O’Donovan writes, we are reminded that both South Africa and the continent need to do much more before the full benefits of democracy are realized.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth says there is nothing for young people in the country to celebrate after 25 years of democracy.