Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Watershed Moment

It was a long, painful, drawn out struggle, but on June 17, 1991, the ruling government of South Africa finally repealed the Population Registration Act of 1950. This particular moment was seen as pivotal in the ultimate dismantling of apartheid. It would be three more years before Nelson Mandela would be elected President of South Africa. The last eighteen years have continued to hold tremendous challenges for the citizens of South Africa. But this eighteen year milestone is an important one to acknowledge.

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