/ 26 April 2024

30 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: The 1994 elections had no mapping, no voters roll, but lots of goodwill

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Knife edge: Voters sing while they wait to make their crosses at a voting station on 27 April 1994 in Lindelani, in what was then Natal. (Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Image)
The first democratic election was touch and go until six days before the 27 April 1994 poll

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