In 2030, South Africa will be a society where opportunity is not determined by race or birthright, and where citizens accept they have both rights and responsibilities. We will be a united, prosperous, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.
Brand South Africa’s end of year message to the nation calls on all of us to tap into our nation-building spirit to ensure our democratic freedoms do not erode.
The past 20 years have transformed South Africa. Once sanctioned, vilified and on the brink of civil war, the country is now a stable democracy and respected player on the global stage. In video and text, we explore the major milestones in our democratic journey.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s Interim Constitution, signed on 18 November 1993. After centuries of conflict and oppression, the country made a leap of faith to establish, for the first time, a democratic and non-racial society governed by an advanced Bill of Rights.