We must vote, to protect our freedoms and fix our failures

12 May 2024 - 00:00 By Salim Abdool Karim

“Vote of the century opens era of hope”, read The Guardian’s front-page headline in April 1994. As a young anti-apartheid activist at the time, I had never imagined that the end of apartheid would occur in my lifetime — April 1994 was a dream come true. It was a time full of enthusiasm mixed with trepidation for South Africa, stemming from the historic peaceful transition to democracy in a country seeking to build a unified nation rich in its diversity and ready to take up the challenge of building a better society...

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