Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Today, South Africa celebrates the 17th anniversary of the first democratic elections, which saw Nelson Mandela become the first black President in history. Recognising that the apartheid regime could no longer be sustained, the then White South African government under F. W. de Klerk opened talks with the rest of the country in the late 80s and early 90s.

The transition wasn't smooth. Violence ensued, and a period of uncertainty lay ahead. But we, as a people, prevailed and began to build the beacon of the African continent. No matter the issues with the current Zuma government, South Africa is still the light on the dark continent.

At least there IS a government...

God bless Africa. God bless this wonderful land!

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Image source: Krypton Zone (c) 2011 Entertainment

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