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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1995

Ø     RDP R2.5 billion allocated.

Ø     Unemployment: rising wages.

Ø     Voter registration for local govt. elections lack of understanding in general.

Ø     W.Cape & Natal elections taking place after the rest of the country.

Ø     Constituent Assembly working on the new constitution.

Ø     Continuing instability strikes, etc.

Ø     The economy lack of foreign investment.

Ø     Rationalisation/amalgamation of homeland and provincial administrations.

Ø     Transformation  - especially in the ministries.

Ø     Affirmative action, vacancies not being filled.

Ø     Arrest & trial of Magnus Malan and other Generals.

Ø     Baragwanath Nurses Strike

Ø     Non-stop series of strikes, work stoppages, taxi blockades, the taking of hostages which seems to have become a new national pastime obviously the breakdown of the social fabric itself.

Ø     Truth Commission passed into law.

Ø     Corruption Allan Boesak, Peter Mokaba.

Ø     The 'gravy train'.

Ø     World Cup Rugby Mandela wearing No. 6 jersey.

Ø     Eugene de Kock trial

Ø     Street argument between Mandela and de Klerk.

Ø     Identity crisis of the NP opposition and part of GNU.

Ø     IFP staying out of Constituent Assembly:  stalemate on the international mediators.

Ø     Black Sash to retain the Black Sash Advice Offices but closing down the volunteer side of the organisation.

Ø     Nation building.

Ø     The attitude of the (white) media.

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