Queen Elizabeth congratulates SA on 20 years of democracy

2014-04-26 14:19

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated SA on reaching 20 years of democracy, the British high commission has said.

“On the occasion of the Republic of SA celebrating 20 years of democracy, it gives me great pleasure to send the people of SA my warmest congratulations,” the Queen said today.

“My family and I have enjoyed a special and significant relationship with SA over the years.

“The links between our two countries have deepened and matured since SA’s transition in 1994, and long may that continue.”

Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague also sent messages of congratulations.

On Monday April 27, SA will celebrate its 20th year as a democratic country. Celebrations are expected to take place countrywide.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.