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Contextualization (Grade 9)

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"Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world,confer glory and hope to newborn liberty."

The excerpt above is likely from a speech occurring right after what event?

"Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud."

What can you infer from the next excerpt from the same speech?

"We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace."

What does this excerpt from the same speech tell you about the conditions in this country?

"We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity - a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world."

In this excerpt from the same speech, what new details have emerged about the context in which this speech was given?

Using the context provided by the previous questions and excerpts, who is giving this speech and what situation is he or she speaking about?

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