My fellow South Africans, today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa.” One year after the end of apartheid and the first fully representative democratic election, the nation is still recovering from decades of inequality. Apartheid brought forth immense socioeconomic inequality and poverty. Disparities in wealth and services, such as electricity, sanitation, clean water, and education, between black and white communities were extreme. Thousands of talented young South Africans are leaving the country, bringing forth brain drain. Those that committed heinous acts during apartheid have yet to be brought to justice. As members of Nelson Mandela’s cabinet, it is up to you to mold this new democracy.