The signing of the Republic of South Africa's Constitution in May 1996 ushered in a new era of democracy two years after the country’s historic first election and the installation of President Nelson Mandela.
Review the preamble and bill of rights of South Africa’s 1996 Constitution, a collaborative document that contains considerable protections on civil rights.
The Reservation of Separate Amenities Act (passed in 1953) led to signs such as the one shown above. The Act prohibited people of different races from using the same public amenities.
Read the transcript of a video the South African government sent to American students as a way to convince the international community of the benefits of apartheid.
Confront South Africa’s ongoing housing crisis through the words of Shamiela Fataar, a homeless black South African single mother, and AbM, a grassroots organization working for housing rights.