Celebrating Reconciliation Day – 16 December 2020

The Day of Reconciliation was introduced in 1994 as a symbolic gesture of unity between the people of South Africa.
It was intended to signal and bring harmony to a nation still suffering from decades of racial apartheid.


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  1. National Reconciliation Day is celebrated annually on 16 December in South Africa. The day is deliberately singled out to serve as a symbolic moment to foster reconciliation after the complicated and painful history that it had during the colonial and apartheid era. The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) is interested in whether we are making the desired progress in forging the reconciliation that we intend to inculcate in the nation. “We need to re-examine the reconciliation agenda in South Africa. The persistent public racial outbursts and rampant hate speech tendencies in our communities is a sign of deep rifts. I however do not think that these are irreconcilable. It is up to the people to find a space for healing so that the nation is reconciled,” says Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa the CEO of the NHC.

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