27 April 2021 | Penelope Msebele




South Africa is commemorating 2021’s Freedom Month under the theme: “The year of Charlotte Maxeke: the meaning of Freedom under COVID-19”. 

Today marks 27 years of freedom and democracy as we honour those who fought for our freedom and enabled us all to vote in South Africa’s first free and fair elections on 27 April 1994 As we reflect on the last 27 years, we are also reminded of the transformation of broadcasting in our country and the important role that radio and television plays, particularly during COVID-19 in keeping us informed and educated about the virus. We are also reminded of Charlotte Maxeke (7 April 1871 – 16 October 1939) who fought for human rights and was the first black South African woman to graduate with a BSc degree from Wilberforce University in the United States of America. The Johannesburg Academic hospital is named after her and the launch of South Africa’s COVID vaccine rollout for health workers commenced at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.

The NAB Wishes all South Africans a Safe Freedom Day!

Let’s unite and continue to fight Covid-19 by taking all necessary precautions at all times.



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