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Celebrating and Commiserating our 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa

I was part of that last generation of South Africans who had an experience of apartheid.   This years commemorations coincide with the divisive exaggerations of  an impending election on 7 May,  and have been both laconic and polarising.  What could have been a unifying moment of a past remembered and future reimagined has turned out rather differently. 20 years after that first election we are a country divided, between those who say we have to celebrate, and those who lament that we can only commiserate.

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