The Department of Arts and Culture invites you to celebrate Freedom Friday at the Rand Show

23 Apr 2014

This Friday, 25th April will be the final Freedom Friday ahead of Freedom Day on Sunday 27th April, when we will officially mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa.

The Department of Arts and Culture, together with partners Lead SA, Proudly SA and Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will be hosting a short celebration to mark this historic occasion.

The public are invited to show their national pride and join the festivities at the Rand Show on Friday morning.

Flags, pins and badges will be handed out.

The Freedom Fridays Campaign encourage South Africans to display their patriotism by wearing anything that shows their pride in being South African. This could be the colours of the national flag or the jersey of their favourite national team.

"We should come together as a nation to celebrate our achievements, own-up to the remaining challenges and commit to working together towards a shared and prosperous future," said Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile in early April during the  launch of Freedom Month.

"Our programmes are geared at reminding South Africans, especially young people, of where we come from as a nation; that our freedom was not free and that we have an obligation to defend it jealously," he concluded.

The public not attending the Rand Show can also mark the day, by sharing their thoughts, memories and pictures of freedom across various social media platforms such as:

Twitter: @20_yof  and @ArtsCultureSA

South Africans are also encouraged to show their pride, wear their colours, take a selfie and upload it to social media using the hashtag #FreedomFridaySelfie and/or #20YOFSelfie.

The media are welcome to attend.

Date: Friday 25th April 2014
Time: 10h30 for 11h00
Venue: Hall 7 “Showcase South Africa” Hall, Rand Show, Nasrec Expo Centre.

Media RSVPS:
Cell: 071 680 6709
Tel: 012 441 3083

RSVPS close at 16h00 Thursday, 24 April 2014

Issued by: Department of Arts and Culture

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