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Countdown to 20 years of democracy

The countdown to the 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy next year has begun, with a logo to mark the milestone having been unveiled on Monday by Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile.
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Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

The text of Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhans third Medium Term Budget Policy Statement delivered on 25 October 2011.
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The demolition of the Athlone Towers
Athlone came alive again even if only for a couple of minutes when people gathered in their thousands along the Klipfontein Road Bridge to claim a vantage point from which to witness the demolition of the Athlone Towers.

Full text of President Zuma's Inaugural Address
Read the full text of President Jacob Zumas Inaugural Address

Appointment of the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet
The full text of the appointment of the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet

SA celebrates Freedom Day
Millions of South Africans are on Monday celebrating the achievement of freedom and democracy in the country. For the past 15 years Freedom Day has been celebrated on 27 April as this was the day the first democratic elections were held in 1994.

Emotional abuse scars deeper
It is not just bruises and broken bones which amount to abuse, sometimes the unseen psychological scars of emotional abuse have a much more devastating effect, writes Bathandwa Mbola.

Women, children urged to take advantage of the Constitution
Women and children should take advantage of the country's Constitution and the justice system that safeguards their rights, says the national conveyer of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, Nomatyala Hangana.


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Did you know?

South Africa's annual National Freedom Day celebrations were held in Turfhall Stadium on the 27th April 2008.

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