The Constitutional Assembly, democratically elected in 1994, adopted our national constitution on May 8 1996. Accordingly, together as liberated SA we must join hands to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a truly historic document.

During that famous session when the constitution was formally adopted, then president Nelson Mandela made these defining observations: “The brief seconds when the majority of honourable members quietly assented to the new basic law of the land have captured, in a fleeting moment, the centuries of history that the SA people have endured in search of a better future … And so it has come to pass that SA today undergoes her rebirth, cleansed of a horrible past, matured from a tentative beginning and reaching out to the future with confidence.”..

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