"For 25 years ago was held the first democratic elections in south Africa. But still is a large part of the population is not free – but locked in poverty and unemployment, surrounded by the scourge of corruption, says president Cyril Ramaphosa."
"– We remember the moment when we drew a cross on a ballot paper for the first time in our lives, " said Ramaphosa at a ceremony in the Makhanda in the south of south Africa where the resolution and the country's first black president Nelson Mandela was honored."
"The first democratic elections, when the country's black west went to the troughs, was held on 27 april 1994. It meant the end of three centuries of white supremacy in south Africa, which was severely criticized internationally for the apartheid system that was introduced in 1948 and was designed to separate the white and the black."
"Black makes up two-thirds of the country's population."
"But has not the country has achieved full justice, according to Cyril Ramaphosa, among other things, put the blame on the widespread corruption in south Africa."
"– We can't be a nation for a free people when so many are without sufficient food, without proper accommodation, without access to proper care, without opportunities to earn their livelihood, he said and added:"
"– We can't be a nation for a free people when the assets shall go to the poor, wasted, lost, or soul."
"Ramaphosa leads the ruling party, the African national congress (ANC), which has been in power since apartheid was abolished. He took over as president in 2018, when Jacob Zuma was forced to resign after a series of corruption scandals."
"Despite an emerging middle class in south Africa, is the african continent's economic engine, live 20 percent of the black households in poverty, compared with 2.9 percent among white households. And unemployment is rising."
"It was something Cyril Ramaphosa took the opportunity to underline during the ceremony."
"– When we celebrate 25 years of democracy, we need to focus all attention and efforts to ensure that all south africans on the same terms and conditions assimilate the economic and social benefits that freedom creates," he said."
"On 8 may 2019 occurs the sixth election in south Africa since the abolition of apartheid in 1994. The parliamentary elections will be indirectly a presidential election."
"The ruling party, the African national congress (ANC) formed in 1912, with the objective to strengthen the rights of South africa's black population. They won power in the first democratic elections in the country in 1994, when Nelson Mandela became the country's first black president."
"the ANC has since then retained its majority in the parliament."
"The incumbent president Cyril Ramaphosa came to power in 2018 after the much-criticised Jacob Zuma, resigned. Ramaphosa stood next to Mandela when he was released from prison in 1990 and played a crucial role in the transition from apartheid to democracy. Ramaphosa elections in 2019, with promises of new jobs, stronger growth and the reduction of inequalities between the white and the black."
"One of the most infected issues in south Africa's land reform. The ANC has announced plans to change the constitution, because the whites still own most of the land."