South Africans voters standing in long, winding queues to vote for the first time in the 1994 elections.

Voters in long queues during the 1994 non-racial general elections on April 27, 1994, in South Africa. Today, in 2021, the country commemorates 27 years of freedom.

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South Africa's Freedom Day in Numbers

Here is a summary of important dates, stats and events that served as a turning point in South Africa's biggest political transition — the first democratic election that took place on April 27, 1994.