FREEDOM Day means different things to different generations. For one generation the emphasis is on celebrating freedom as the victory of democracy over apartheid. For another it represents the hope that South Africa can progress towards a state where the dream of freedom can be lived.
Although we are free from the yoke of apartheid, we are still shackled by poverty, unemployment, a failing education and health system, as well as a high crime rate which contributes to a climate of fear. There is thus a huge gap between the intent of our constitutional democracy and what is delivered in practice. Read the full article in the Daily Dispatch.