1990

Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years in jail. The ANC, the SACP, the PAC and others are unbanned. Exiles start to return to South Africa.

There are 17 million poor people in South Africa. Eleven million of them live in rural areas. Most are women and children. Approximately 62% of rural women are unemployed. Scat decides to focus on the rural poor. Scat also decides to focus specifically on the Cape provinces. Scat begins to support the Botriver and the Klawer advice offices.