- History of elections in South Africa
- The Interim South African Constitution 1993
- Public Protest in Democratic South Africa
- Thabo Mbeki resigns as South Africa’s second democratic president
- Land Restitution in South Africa since 1994
- Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
- World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance 2001
- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 1995
- The South African Strategic Defence Procurement Package known as “The Arms Deal”
- ANC National Conference 1991-2013
- Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) 1996
- 2000 South African International AIDS Conference
- Drawing up new boundaries in South Africa 1994
- The establishment of the Constitutional Court of South Africa 1994
- The office of the Public Protector 1995
- The Labour Court in South Africa
- New Public Holidays since 1994
- New Political Party since 1994
- South Africa held and won the Rugby World Cup in 1995
- The Land Claims Court of South Africa
- The Equality Courts
- Electoral Court of South Africa
- Health HIV/AIDS responses in a new democratic era since 1994
- South Africa’s foreign policy since 1994
- South Africa’s Key economic policies changes (1994 - 2013)
- Structure of Government in South Africa since 1994
- South African Government of National Unity (GNU) – 1994 – 1999
- The New Parliament: Member seats 1994-2009
- The Bill of Rights
- 2009-2014 Provincial Government – premiers
- All Members of South Africa’s 5th Democratic Parliament 2014
- Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
- The Nelson Mandela Presidency - 1994 to 1999
South Africa’s advent to democracy was ushered through the 1993 Interim Constitution, drawn up through negotiations among various political parties, culminating in the country’s first non-racial election in 1994.
All legally eligible South Africans were able to cast their vote for the first time on 27 April 1994 to mark the end of apartheid rule and establish a new Constitutional order.
This year, 2014, marks 20 years of democracy in South Africa, coinciding with the fifth national elections as a democratic country.
The road to democracy in South Africa was marked by centuries of racial and economic discrimination and oppression as well as an unyielding sacrifice and resistance of the oppressed peoples, together with a minority of their White compatriots. Today South Africa is a new society built on a foundation of freedom and democracy.
In order to mark these 20 years of democracy, it is important to reflect on some of the key issues/features of the country’s young democracy. This feature focuses on a range of aspects such as socio-economic and health policies; formation of new political parties; establishment of institutions such as the Independent Electoral Commission, Public Protectors Office, Labour Court, Equality Court and the Constitutional Court; and major events such as 2010 Fifa World Cup and so on.
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