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rainbow nation

n
(Placename) South African an epithet, alluding to its multiracial population, of South Africa
[C20: coined by Nelson Mandela following the end of apartheid]
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It is incumbent on Pretoria to address the twin problems of massive unemployment and an unconscionable wealth gap, a legacy of the decades of apartheid rule and the successive corrupt black regimes in the "Rainbow Nation".
When the term "rainbow nation" was coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu after South Africa's first fully democratic national election in 1994, it was hoped that South Africa would move on from its past and become a nation where all races, ethnicities, and creeds would have a say in how the nation was run.
In his tweet, South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed the delegates to the rainbow nation, where they stayed for a week leading to the finals.
Instead one tried, unsuccessfully, to engage this over-confident group in discussions about the fundamentals of the economy, set against the deal that produced the miracle of the 'rainbow nation'.
We should be proud to be rainbow nation IF we are all going to get on in our country then we must look upon ourselves as a rainbow nation: white, brown, yellow, black skins, yes, we are all different.
So, the values Mandela stood for, such as racial reconciliation, mutual respect and coexistence, and upon which he founded the 'Rainbow Nation', are they still holding firm?
For the good of the rainbow nation, President Trump must slap immediate sanctions on South Africa.
Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation
It was clearly a very personal journey in Tuesday's ITV documentary as he investigated Mandela's vision of a "rainbow nation".
Mandela wanted a Rainbow Nation, but does that exist in today's South Africa?
Now Sir Trevor returns to South Africa to find out if Mandela's dream of a rainbow nation has come true.
South Africa's ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as the country's president, a senior official said, after a marathon meeting over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'.