How South Africa has changed since end of Apartheid
27 April 2012 Last updated at 15:16 BST
Eighteen years ago today, the first free elections were held in South Africa after the dismantling of the Apartheid regime.
The vote in 1994 saw Nelson Mandela become the nation's first black president.
To mark what South Africans call Freedom Day, the BBC's Milton Nkosi discusses how the country has changed.