Nelson Mandela's "Irreversible" March to Freedom

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  • Mandela's Administration Brings Revolutionary Change
  • Creating a Diverse Government
  • Drafting a Brand New South Africa
  • Dressing Apartheid Wounds With Truth and Reconciliation
  • Restoring Land Confiscated During Apartheid
  • Protecting the Rights of Farm Workers
  • Uniting the Nation at the Rugby World Cup
  • Improving the Skills of Workers
  • Regulating the Rights of Trade Unions
  • Enforcing Children’s Right to Health Care
  • Providing Education Accessible to South African Youth

Creating a Diverse Government

Once elected president, Mandela established the Government of National Unity to reflect the divergent political parties represented in the National Assembly. The governing party African National Congress, the former governing National Party and the Inkatha Freedom Party all secured cabinet-level positions for their leaders and select parliamentary members.

(Photo: REUTERS/Patrick de Noirmont)

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