Rev. Kenneth and Esther Meshoe visit the Knesset .
(photo credit: COURTESY ILSE STRAUSS)
SEVENTY YEARS ago, the ruling white minority in South Africa implemented an ideology called apartheid. For 46 years, the system of white supremacy, institutionalized racial segregation and gross political and economic discrimination was driven into every nook and cranny of South African society, subjecting the non-white population to a life of repression, poverty and hopelessness. In 1994, the final bastions of the regime toppled and all of South Africa went to the polls in the country’s first democratic election. After nearly half a century of Apartheid, the people who had lived in “a state of being apart” took their first steps on the road of reconciliation.
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