2016's Reconciliation Month takes place under the theme "Bridging the divide - building a common South African nationhood towards a national developmental state."
However, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's (IJR) barometer shows lack of perceived improvement in race relations.
Africa Melane on Wednesday spoke to the IJR's project leader in community healing, Kenneth Lukuko, about the myths and realities of the rainbow nation.
Listen to the conversation below:
20 years after 1994 we're starting to have a voice growing from a younger generation of South Africans who are starting to be quite effective in shaping the national discourse...— Kenneth Lukuko, IJR project leader in community healing
The generation that lived through apartheid may have seen in their lifetime changes that are positive, but in a way we're also losing ground in terms of what's been achieved in terms of reconciliation.— Kenneth Lukuko, IJR project leader in community healing
If you look at Reconciliation Day since 1994, one of the first things you notice is that the different races don't all support the idea of (reconciliation)... You find that people from the white community don't make the effort (to attend these events)...— Kenneth Lukuko, IJR project leader in community healing