Title: What’s Next for South Africa? Struggling for Justice 20 Years After 1994
Author: Rev. Edwin Arrison, General Secretary, Kairos Southern Africa
Voices from the South E-Newsletter: April 2014
On April 27th, 1994, South Africans of all ethnic backgrounds were given the historic right to vote for their future as the apartheid regime fell. On May 7th of this year, South Africans are again going to the polls, though in a different political climate than 20 years before. The movement that led the local fight for equality for all people, the African National Congress (ANC), is now the political party in power and is increasingly being criticized by civil society and churches of straying from their original vision of justice for all.
In this month’s “Voices from the South,” Rev. Edwin Arrison, General Secretary of Kairos Southern Africa, critically reflects on the lived realities of South Africa 20 years after the fall of the apartheid regime, the country’s upcoming elections, and the need for a new “Kairos” moment in South Africa’s history.