Freedom Charter

President Ramaphosa allays concerns of farmers

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa allays the concerns of farmers by citing the Freedom Charter: South Africa belongs to all who live in it, Black & White. President Cyril Ramaphosa has again tried to allay fears about land expropriation. He was addressing farm-owners, businessmen, and academics in Stellenbosch on Tuesday. The dialogue included[…]

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Freedom Charter scribe Beata Lipman dies

Beata Lipman, who hand-wrote the original Freedom Charter, died at the age of 88 in Johannesburg on Thursday, her daughter Jane said. Lipman had been unwell after being scalded by hot water. She appeared to be having seizures, so her daughter rushed her to hospital, where she died. Lipman is[…]

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ANC celebrates 60 years of Freedom Charter

In a surprise move, ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela addressed people at the party’s 60th anniversary celebration of the adoption of the Freedom Charter in Kliptown, Soweto, on Friday. ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete asked Madikizela-Mandela to address the crowd on behalf of the veterans. Madikizela-Mandela, dressed in all black, reluctantly[…]

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ANC vows to ‘re-popularise’ Freedom Charter

The African National Congress (ANC) said that it would unite all South Africans to create a better country for all those who lived in it, by re-popularizing the Freedom Charter. This declaration came at the ANC’s 103rd anniversary celebrations at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday; roughly 60 years since[…]

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ANC to reclaim Freedom Charter: Mantashe

The ANC will use its upcoming 103rd anniversary to reclaim the Freedom Charter, which must serve as the basis for its future plans, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said in Cape Town on Wednesday. “It is back to basics. This is the year of the Freedom Charter. It is the 60th[…]

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