28 April 2022 | Tsakane Mazibuko

#27 April

#Freedom Day South Africa

This year, Freedom Day is themed Consolidating our Democratic Gains to reflect on the progress made thus far in transforming our societyThe NAB draws on the Preamble of the Constitution, which sets out the vision of the South Africa we desire to build. It is a blueprint for change. It both reflects on the injustices of the past and sets the norms and values for the future. It identifies human dignity, equality and freedom as founding democratic values of our society and states:


“We, the people of South Africa, 

Recognize the injustices of our past; 

Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land:

Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and

Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.”


This day also reminds us of progress made in building a diverse media sector as Section 16 of the Bill of Rights guarantees that everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes freedom of the press and other media. Since 1994 South Africa has developed a vibrant three-tier broadcasting sector that provides information, education, and entertainment across the country in all languages. The NAB celebrates the many gains made in transforming the broadcasting sector over the last 28 years.

“We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free.”

Nelson Mandela



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