Freedom Day

‘COVID-19 had a major impact on freedom’

Some residents of the Northern Cape say COVID-19 has had a major impact on their freedom. They say although government was compelled to impose a hard lockdown on the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they can no longer live normally. Residents say they’ve lost their freedom to[…]

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Govt should have prioritised free education 25 years ago: Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Leader Julius Malema believes free education should have been prioritised when the new government came into power 25 years ago. The African National Congress (ANC) government implemented free higher education for poor students over a year ago following resolutions adopted at its elective conference held in Nasrec.[…]

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Maimane to launch DA’s ‘jobs act’

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane will officially launch his party’s “jobs act” as part of  Freedom Day commemorations in Johannesburg on Saturday. The party leader says the DA is determined to go the extra mile in making sure that at least every household has someone who is working, and eliminate the high[…]

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Road to freedom still long and hard, say Capetonians

By Loushe Jordaan For South Africa, Freedom Day on 27 April marks the liberation of the country and its people from a long period of colonialism, white minority rule and Apartheid. But 24 years post democracy, the wounds of apartheid are still raw, as South Africa grapples with many socio-economic[…]

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Ramaphosa to lead Freedom Day celebrations in Bloemfontein

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead Freedom Day celebrations in Bloemfontein on Friday. The country held its first democratic election on this day in 1994. Since then, the day and month are used to mark the country’s liberation. This year’s celebrations recognise the roles Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu played in[…]

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Nantes kicks-off Freedom Day with a bang

The Nantes Athletic Club hosted its Freedom Ray run for the second time. in a bid to raise funds, the race started at the club house opposite Vangate Mall on Thursday 27 April. After their inaugural race last year it seems the amount of entries doubled this year.The 10km race[…]

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Freedom Day: SA is at a crossroads

OPINION by Imraan Buccus This April 27th sees South Africa at a crossroads. The vehicles gathering at the intersection want to drive the country in entirely opposite directions. Quite how we arrived at his point is not difficult to unravel. Where once the ANC had a singular vision and mission,[…]

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