The Miracle and Beyond

The election of 1994 was seen by many as a miracle. It was one of the few times, perhaps the only time, that a colonising group had given up its power without a civil war or large scale external intervention. A Government of National Unity was formed bringing together the National Party and the ANC as well as other political forces such as the IFP. This exhibit documents important moments in that process. Through extracts from current newspapers and television interviews with members of the public, it also records the hopes, fears and debates about South Africa now and in the future. This interactive exhibit allows you to add your voice to this collection through a recording booth.