FS celebrates Freedom Day


The Free State Province will decisively engage in the celebration of the 2017 Freedom Day event. In addition to the Freedom in Our Lifetime Concert that will be staged in Sasolburg at Abrahamsrust Resort on 29 April 2017, the following municipalities will also stage Freedom Day celebrations:

1) Kopanong Local Municipality: Freedom Day Celebrations at Philipolis Community Hall, 10:00AM, 27 April 2017
2) Mantsopa Local Municipality: (There’s a planned event but no details available yet)
3) Matjhabeng Local Municipality: Freedom Day Marathon, 29 April 2017
4) Nketoana Local Municipality: Freedom Day Celebrations at Petsana Hall in Reitz, 10:00 AM, 27 April 2017
5) Letsemeng Local Municipality: Freedom Day Celebrations on 27 April 2017 at MPCC, 09:00AM
6) Lejweleputswa District Municipality with Nala Local Municipality: Handing Over of Food Parcels in Bothaville at Letlotlo Naledi Primary School on 27 April 2017, 10:00 AM
7) Municipalities in Fezile Dabi District will be supporting the Freedom Day Celebrations at Abrahamsrust in Sasol on 29 April 2017

These celebrations will be celebrateed under the theme “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”.

The celebrations coincide with the centenary of the late President and national Chairperson of the ANC, Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo, an international icon and hero of the South African liberation struggle.

Freedom Day is a significant occasion and it is an opportunity not only to celebrate our freedom and democracy, but to reflect on how South Africa`s democracy and freedom was achieved, the progress made in the past 23 years and how South Africans should work together to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).

Communities are encouraged to attend all celebrations coordinated by municipalities and the Free State Provincial Government as part of celebrating the victories registered since the dawn of democracy.

Statement Issued