Shadows of inequality

24 Jan 20

South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution is arguably one of the best in the world, but public money is still not used as well as it could be to improve the lives of women and girls.

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first ever democratic elections, which allowed everyone aged 18 and older to vote. This historic event saw Nelson Mandela supplant FW de Klerk as the nation’s leader and marked the start of South Africa’s journey towards racial and gender equality.

The apartheid regime had affected the social, political and economic positions of all South Africans of colour, but women and notably black women faced particular struggles.

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