Day of reconciliation
CARTOON: Reconciliation Day
By Dr Jack & Curtis.
The Day of Reconciliation came into effect in 1995 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of promoting reconciliation and national unity.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says true reconciliation is not only about social cohesion. It is also about political and economic transformation.
This year government will observe the day under the theme of ‘the year of indigenous languages’.
The president says for South Africa to strive for equality there needs to be expropriation of land without compensation.
Ramaphosa says through improving the standards of education, the country enable young people to have better prospects of success in the future.
Speaking to hundreds gathered at the university Ramaphosa says there needs to be a meaningful participation of black people in the economy of the country.
Jacob Zuma says in celebrating the Day of Reconciliation it should not be forgotten that reconciliation is a two-way street.
The president was mid-sentence when a strong wind and heavy rains wreaked havoc, causing his security detail to rush him to safety.
The day came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, to foster reconciliation in the country.
16 December is a day of great significance in South Africa due to two historical events that took place.
The president is expected to give the keynote address in front of a packed Gopane Black Aces Stadium in Zeerust.
The former ConCourt judge says more needs to be done in terms of reconciliation, despite the strides SA has already made.
Jacob Zuma has told the country's majority that their decision not to seek revenge was not a sign of weakness.
As the country marks Reconciliation Day, the IJR says more needs to be done.