Today in History
April 27, 1994
A New Majority
More than 22 million South Africans of all hues cast ballots in the country's first multiracial parliamentary elections. An overwhelming majority vote for Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress party who spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid beliefs. Weeks later, Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black head of state.
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Tourists are flocking to the city, but a former resident explains how the legacy of apartheid lingers
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