South Africa celebrates 20 Years of Freedom

 

20 Years of Freedom logoIn 2014 South Africa celebrates 20 Years of Freedom and democracy. This momentous occasion presents an opportunity for us to reflect on how our freedom and democracy were achieved; the progress we have made the past 20 years; and on how South Africans will work together to implement Vision 2030.

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20 years reviewThe Twenty Year Review was launched by President Jacob Zuma on 11 March 2014. The Review reflects on how the country has progressed since the dawn of democracy in 1994, the challenges it still faces and how these can best be addressed.

 

 

 

Timeline


1994 

Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP)

First democratic election

Presidential inauguration

National Flag adopted 


1995

 Rugby World Cup

Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP)

Land rights restitution


1996

Africa Cup of Nations

Robben Island Museum

Constitution adopted

TRC hearings


1997 

50th ANC conference  

National Anthem adopted        


1998

Voortrekkerhoogte renamed Thaba Tshwane

TRC final report


1999 

Elections

iSimagaliso Wetland Park declared World Heritage Site


2000

13th international AIDS conference

Coat of arms adopted


2001    

World Congress against Racism       


2002

Mark Shuttleworth first South African in space

World Summit on Sustainable Development

Hector Pieterson Museum opens


2003

Towards a 10 year review

Cricket World Cup

TRC report released


2004

Elections

Announcement of SA hosting 2010 World Cup

Expanded Public Works Programme launched

Charlize Theron wins Oscar       

Gold for 2004 Olympic Games swimmers


2005

50th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter    

Southern African Large Telescope (Salt) in Sutherland inaugurated    


2006

Same-sex unions legalised

Tsotsi wins Oscar


2007

SA serves on United Nations Security Council

Freedom Park opens

Rugby World Cup


2008

Towards a Fifteen Year Review

Natalie duToit qualifies for Beijing Olympics


2009  

Elections

First Mandela Day  


2010

FIFA World Cup

SA joins BRICS

Gautrain starts running

Framework of the New Economic Growth Path

50th anniversary of Human Rights Day


2011

Third Census since democracy

17th Conference of the Parties (COP17)


2012

SKA bid winners announced

African Union Commission chairperson

Nelson Mandela bank notes released

National Development Plan launched

Announcement of Infrastructure plan

Team SA wins 6 medals at Olympics


2013

Smart ID cards

1913 Natives' Land Act Centenary

Nelson Mandela remembered

Mandela movie 'Long Walk To Freedom'

Development Indicators 2012 released       


2014   

Twenty Year Review   


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Source: Government Communications (GCIS)