President Zuma to officially open the access road between Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park

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14 Nov 2011

A new access road linking the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site and Freedom Park will be opened at an official function by President Zuma on 16th December 2011, Day of Reconciliation. Following various consultations between the governance structures and management of both institutions, it was agreed that a collaborative framework and other programmes be embarked upon. The process symbolises the fact that both institutions cannot afford to exist without acknowledging each other’s role in reconciliation.

“The access road linking Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park, appropriately named Reconciliation Road, marks a poignant milestone of our young democracy. It is a positive development for our maturing democracy and a deep reflection of social cohesion and unity. The two institutions will start implementing joint programs for visitors,” said Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Paul Mashatile. President Jacob Zuma will officially unveil a plague to symbolise the opening of the access road. He will also at the event.

Date:                        16 December 2011
Time:                        08:00-12h: 00
Venue:                      Freedom Park, Pretoria

Enquiries:                  Premi Appalraju 012 441 3580/082 907 6922
                               Kalay Maistry 083 257 8583

ACCREDITATION AND RSVP:
Please send through the names of the crew including ID numbers and the registration number of the car that you will be driving to Gosebo Mathope 012 336 4021/082 854 9597 gosebo@freedompark.co.za. Note that accreditation can be collected from Moshate, Freedom Park on 15 December the whole day.