April 27 is Freedom Day, a very important day in South Africa. Freedom Day is especially noteworthy in 2014, marking the 20th anniversary of the country’s first post-apartheid democratic elections, ushering the once-banned African National Congress into government, and Nelson Mandela as the first black president of the country. The 1994 elections were also the first with universal suffrage: all adult South Africans, independent of race or gender, were allowed to vote.
The photo above is of Nobel Square in Cape Town. Here proudly stand statues of four South African Nobel Peace Prize laureates, from left to right, respectively: Albert Lutuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), Frederik Willem de Klerk and Nelson Mandela (1993).
I made the photo above on 15 October 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.