"This celebration today, of a truly historic achievement, must communicate the message that the heroic people of our country, both black and white, have indeed entered into their Age of Hope," said President Thabo Mbeki at a joint sitting of Parliament to mark the 10th anniversary of South Africa's Constitution.
"I saw a child fall down. Under a shower of bullets I rushed forward and went for the picture. It had been a peaceful march, the children were told to disperse, they started singing Nkosi Sikelele. The police were ordered to shoot." These are the words of Sam Nzima, whose famous photograph of a dying Hector Pieterson encapsulated the anger and tragedy of a day that, 30 years ago, changed the course of SA history.
The Pan South African Language Board promotes multilingualism in South Africa by fostering the development of all 11 official languages, while encouraging the use of the many other languages spoken in the country.
Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.