How was the constitution of South Africa framed or formed?

Asked by vatsalchoudhary41 | 9th Sep, 2014, 02:21: PM

Expert Answer:

After many years of protest and demonstrations against the white supremacist Apartheid regime in South Africa, the power elite finally realised that it would no longer be possible to rule the blacks through repression. As a result, a new Republic of South Africa was born and the political leadership of both the majority blacks and the minority whites decided to draw up a new Constitution. It was decided that the Constitution will be based on equality of all races and genders, democratic values, social justice and human rights. To this purpose, the black leaders appealed to fellow blacks to forgive the whites for the atrocities they had committed while in power. After two years of debate and discussion, the South African leadership came up with what is considered as one of the best Constitutions in modern world history. This Constitution gave its citizens extensive rights and included all sections of the society (regardless of their previous political opinions or biases) in the deliberations.

Answered by Soumil Shukla | 10th Sep, 2014, 06:15: PM

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