Happy Freedom Day, South Africa!

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  • 20 Years of Freedom
  • The End of Apartheid
  • A Landmark Election
  • Tense Talks
  • ANC Dominates
  • President Nelson Mandela
  • A Hard-Won Right
  • This Year's Festivities
  • The Guest of Honor
  • #FreedomFridaySelfie
  • Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Hope

A Landmark Election

A culmination of years of violent struggle, the first non-racial presidential elections were held on April 27, 1994. A corresponding negotiated settlement led to the release of political prisoners, the return of exiles and the unbanning of liberation organizations.

(Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

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