Day of Reconciliation

On 16 December we celebrate the Day of Reconciliation. This day has been recognized since 1995 as it was created to mark the end of apartheid in our country. This date was chosen specifically as a means of fostering unity and reconciliation because it bears significance to both African and Afrikaner cultures. Nelson Mandela and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission did this intentionally to start a process of healing on the damage done by apartheid.