South Africa has 12 public holidays in 2020 - here's what they are and where they came from

2020-01-04 07:03

In terms of holidays this puts South Africa slightly above the world average of 11 days

Google doodle commemorates 25 years of democracy

2019-04-27 18:47

Quarter of a century after South African of all races lined up to cast their vote in the country’s first democratic elections, Google’s Freedom Day doodle features the national flag adopted on this day 25 years ago.

Government, political parties celebrate 25th anniversary of Freedom Day

2019-04-27 07:29

As South Africa commemorates 25 years of democracy on Saturday, government, political parties and various organisations will be out and about in different provinces to celebrate the day.

The 'insidious plague' corroding our society

2019-04-25 05:00

Corruption should be declared a violation of our human rights and freedoms, and the public should be conscientised about our fight against corruption and its "economic gangsters", writes Chris Jones.

South Africa's freedom journey shows 1994 was merely a starting point

2018-04-30 08:26

One of the most endearing, or exasperating, things about South Africa is that citizens want to keep on believing in the 1994 dream, come hell or high water, writes Susan Booysen.

It’s Zuma or SA, says Maimane

2017-04-27 16:09

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane challenged ANC parliamentarians to make a choice between President Jacob Zuma and all of South Africa when it comes to an upcoming motion of no confidence vote.

FREEDOM DAY RALLY: Opposition leaders call on President Zuma to step down

A freedom movement rally of various opposition political leaders, as well as civil society and religious organisations at the Caledonian stadium in Tshwane, promised those gathered that a Zuma-free future was possible.

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SA is still not economically free – KZN ANCYL

2017-04-27 11:00

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal celebrates Freedom Day “cautiously because the country is still not economically free”.

Voting is empowering: Ordinary citizens share their feelings on Freedom Day

April 27, known as Freedom Day, is a celebration of South Africa's very first democratic election after the fall of the apartheid government. What does this day mean to ordinary South Africans? Watch.

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Freedom Movement and political parties to hold Freedom Day rally

2017-04-27 07:06

The Freedom Movement and several political parties will hold a mass rally against President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Thursday.


Growing up with democracy

2019-04-29 11:17

When South Africa held its first democratic elections, I was about to turn 6 years old. A few years later, when my world changed, I got a better idea of what this "new, democratic South Africa" meant to me, writes Mpho Raborife.

Political parties reflect on what Freedom Day means, 25 years into South Africa's democracy

2019-04-27 14:55

Twenty-five years into South Africa's democracy, the governing party the ANC, and their political rivals the DA and EFF reflect on what Freedom Day means for them.

Ignorance will kill the power of 'We, the people…'

2019-04-25 11:59

Many people who can genuinely represent all South Africans lack the guts to enter politics. They have chosen to sit back and hope that somehow the scoundrels entering politics will fix things up, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Are we drawing the right lessons from the past?

2019-04-24 12:21

It's crucial to address the many facets of one's history: to not accept the easy answers, but to take a closer look; to debate our past openly and controversially. Even if that is painful, writes Martin Schäfer.

Ramaphosa: Economic freedom means land must be returned

2018-04-27 21:23

During his Freedom Day address, President Cyril Ramaphosa stressed the importance of land reform to ensure economic freedom for South Africans.

We are united to defend our democracy - Nelson Mandela's granddaughter

Wearing a T-shirt with her grandfather’s name on it, Ndileka Mandela evoked the preamble of the Freedom Charter, which says that the people shall govern, as a reminder that the government leaders could be criticised.

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Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

2017-04-27 11:35

The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

Supporters gather for anti-Zuma Freedom Day rally

2017-04-27 10:29

Scores of supporters have started filling up the Caledonian stadium in Pretoria on Freedom Day, in a mass rally against President Jacob Zuma.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Our '94 will come in 2019' - Maimane

2017-04-27 09:26

The Freedom Movement and several political parties held a mass rally against President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria today.

Happy 23rd birthday, South Africa!

2017-04-26 08:23

As a country we had so many dreams. Now is not the time to give up on them, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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