On 11 February 1990 Nelson Mandela walked free after 27 years of imprisonment.
Mandela stood, fought and suffered for democracy, rights and justice. He has demonstrated remarkable qualities of leadership and personifies reconciliation. Since he walked free, as result of domestic and international pressure on the apartheid regime, much has changed throughout southern African.
On the 20th anniversary of his release ACTSA marked the occasion by looking at South Africa's progress over the last two decades, and remembering Mandela's role in bringing the country to freedom and reconciliation.
Read our review of South Africa in 2010:
ACTSA collated comments to mark the anniversary of Mandela's release from activists in the anti apartheid campaign, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown:
You can also read comments from activists including David Steel, Neil Kinnock and Trevor Phillips here.