Freedom Day 2014 marks 20 years of Freedom and Democracy celebrations

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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                : 08:00 -12h30

Venue              : Union Buildings Grounds, Pretoria

 For media accreditation, forward name and ID number to: Patience Mogomotsi @, 012 441 3083/071 680 6709

 Enquiries: Mogomotsi Mogodiri: , 071 687 4984 or Teresa Magidela:, 072 222 3169 /012 441 3626.