Freedom Day 2014 marks 20 years of Freedom and Democracy celebrations

16 Apr 2014
President Zuma will address the nation at the Freedom Day celebrations marking 20 years of Freedom and Democracy in South Africa. This momentous occasion which takes place under the theme “South Africa – a better place to live in” will be held on Sunday, 27 April 2014 at Union Buildings Grounds in Pretoria.

On this day in 1994, South Africans of all races cast their votes in the first ever democratic election, giving birth to our freedom and constitutional democracy. South Africa has since transformed; we are a people united by our love for our country and our common goal of working towards a better life for all. We celebrate the change that was brought by a people united to attain freedom.

President Zuma will also bestow National Orders on citizens and individuals from the rest of the world who made an exceptional contribution in serving the country and its people with excellence in different spheres of life.

South Africans are encouraged to take the opportunity to celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy, reflect on the progress we have made as country and work together to move South Africa forward. The formal programme will be followed by a cultural programme where renowned South African musicians will take us along 20 years down memory lane. 

The event will take place as follows:  (programme attached)           
Date: 27 April 2014
Time: 08h00 -12h30
Venue: Union Buildings Grounds, Pretoria

Members of the media interested to attend the event are requested to send the following details: Name & Surname, Organisation, ID/Passport no, Car registration no and contact numbers to Ireen Magwai onIreen@gcis.gov.za or Teresa Shabalala on TeresaS@dac.gov.za and Patience Mogomotsi @PatienceMo@dac.gov.za, 012 441 3083/071 680 6709 by 16h00, 23 April 2014. Additional information on media accreditation will be conversed.

Enquiries:
Mogomotsi Mogodiri
E-mail: MagomotsiM@dac.gov.za
Cell: 071 687 4984

Teresa Magidela
E-mail: TeresaS@dac.gov.za
Cell: 072 222 3169
Tel: 012 441 3626 

Mack Lewele
Cell: 082 450 5076
E-mail: MackL@dac.gov.za

Issued by: Department of Arts and Culture

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