Constitutional Design – Notes
Case Study – Democratic Constitutional in South Africa
Prior to 1994, the South African government followed a system of apartheid.
Apartheid discriminated against people on the basis of their skin colour.
This system was oppressive towards all non- whites.
Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, fought against the white South African government.
He was imprisoned in 1964 and spent 28 years in prison.
On the 26th of April, 1994, the new national flag of the Republic of South Africa was hoisted, making it one of the latest democracies in the World
The apartheid government came to an end, giving way to the formation of a multi- party and multi- racial government.
A constitution was drafted based on universal value that promoted democracy, social justice and human rights.