On 11 February, the country celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, which marked the beginning of the end of apartheid.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted three events, which included a tour of Madida’s house at the old Victor Verster prison in Paarl, a lecture by a Nobel peace laureate, and an address by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A number of Ministers, former Ministers and dignitaries, attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Drakenstein prison. Everyone agrees 11 February, 1990 was a definite turning point in South Africa’s history.
Watch the video below to see Former Minister Trevor Manuel, also a member of the original reception committee, reflect on that historic day, and a surprise guest at the event, former cricketer Shane Warne!