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2014-04-08 00:00

WHERE were you on April 27, 1994 — the day all of South Africa went to the polls for the first time?

The date, since declared an annual public holiday and dubbed Freedom Day, marks the beginning of the country’s first 20 years of democracy.

To mark this historic milestone, The Witness invites readers to share their memories of the day.

Where were you on the day? Were you standing in one of the long queues that became one of the enduring images of the voting experience? What were your feelings? What did April 27, 1994, mean to you?

Let us know in a short article of not more than 350 words and we will publish a selection in The Witness on Freedom Day, which is celebrated this year on April 28.

Please e-mail your article to Stephen Coan at not later than April 21.

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