The first democratic elections in South Africa.
On 27 April 1994, all South Africans were allowed to cast their vote in the first free and democratic elections in the country. It was a profound moment. For the majority of South Africans it had been a long walk to freedom in which black South Africans had struggled for many years, against enormous odds. After years of humiliating apartheid laws, and ongoing struggle against repression and violence, the South African people had triumphed.