Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Freedom Day!

It is "Freedom Day" in South Africa today. It commemorates the day we voted in our first free elections in 1994. It was also the first time I voted as I wasn't old enough before then to vote. So, along with the majority Black South Africans, I became a "first-time voter" on that day 16 years ago. That was the day millions queued up for literally miles and waited all day, just to be able to vote!
It has been 20 years since Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison on the 11th of February 1990. I found this great slideshow which the BBC made with photos and voice-overs from that time to commemorate the 20 years anniversary of his release. Enjoy!

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