Democracy thrives when informed, active, and humane citizens coexist with institutions that uphold the rule of law and shared values. Yet we see every day how fragile democracy can be. Investigate cornerstones of successful democracies, including religious freedom, a free press, media literacy, and living with difference.
The Voortrekker Monument, located in the Pretoria region of South Africa, commemorates the history and migration of the Afrikaner people. The structure was designed by Gerard Moerdijk and was completed in 1949.
A young girl walks home after buying a bottle of paraffin for cooking and heating on June 19, 2016 in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Informal settlements across the Cape Town experienced significant flooding after heavy rainfalls.