On the eve of the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy, Zahira Asmal, director of The City presented at TEDxBeloHorizonte in Brazil on 26 April 2014.

In her presentation, Asmal reflected on and shared anecdotes of the country’s journey to freedom. She took the audience on a personal, professional and political journey across South Africa, moving through a time of segregation and exclusion to one in the pursuit of integration and inclusion. She showed how freedom was not a point of arrival, but rather one of continuous engagement.