Nelson Mandela's "Irreversible" March to Freedom

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  • 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
  • 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

Providing Education Accessible to South African Youth

By passing the 1996 National Education Policy Act, the South African government made basic education accessible to all school-age children. Millions of children previously discriminated against and prohibited from basic education rights were brought into the revitalized South African education system.

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