LISTEN: SA elders reflect on 25 years of democracy

South Africa's 25-year democracy has a lot to reflect on, and a lot to fix. But are we taking our democracy – particularly voting and its impact on ensuring the country’s success – for granted?

Nelson Mandela smiles broadly on 27 April 1994 in Oshlange, near Durban, as he casts his historic vote during South Africa's first democratic and all-race general elections. Picture: AFP

South Africa's 25-year democracy has a lot to reflect on, and a lot to fix. But are we taking our democracy – particularly voting and its impact on ensuring the country’s success – for granted?

EWN’s Clement Manyathela and Theto Mahlakoana speak to some of the elders who helped fight for this democracy – Murphy Morobe, Barbara Maseleka and Mavuso Msimang.

Click on the podcast below to listen to their reflections:

Political elders weigh in on 25 Years

Our 25-year democracy has a lot to reflect on, and a lot to fix. But are we taking our democracy – particularly voting and its impact on ensuring the country’s success – for granted? EWN’s Clement Manyathela and Theto Mahlakoana speak to some of the elders who helped fight for this democracy – Murphy Morobe, Barbara Maseleka and Mavuso Msimang.