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From the Freedom Charter to the National Development Plan

This month we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter, widely regarded as the seminal document in South Africa's quest to transform our society into a model of equality – equal opportunity, equal access and equal development, writes Brand South Africa Chairman Chichi Maponya.

Sixty years on, the Freedom Charter is as relevant as ever

Sixty years ago the Congress of the People gathered on a dusty field in Kliptown to draft the document that would lead South Africa to liberation. The Freedom Charter is the foundation for South Africa's Constitution and its demands are as relevant now as they were in 1955.

The spirit of the Freedom Charter integral to South Africa’s DNA

As South Africa commemorates 60 years of the Freedom Charter on 26 June, Brand South Africa calls on all South Africans to play their part in moving our country towards socioeconomic growth and development.

Our African bonds defy borders

The South Africa where foreigners fear for their lives is not the South Africa envisioned by Nelson Mandela and the Freedom Charter, writes Thebe Ikalafeng.

SA to launch Braille wine bottle

Remembering the voices of the women of 1956

On 9 August 1956, 20 000 voices cried out: "You strike a woman, you strike a rock". South Africa's women had spoken, saying they were neither meek nor mild, but the bedrock on which their communities were founded, and they would not let their freedoms be trespassed upon.

Freedom Day: long time coming

Apartheid was only formally legislated by the National Party in 1948, but discrimination had existed in South Africa for hundreds of years before that. This month, the country marks that long walk to freedom.
Freedom Park: celebrating peace

The road to a unified nation

Nation building will accelerate if people view themselves as South Africans first and foremost – this is one of the issues that came out of the recently concluded Social Cohesion Summit.
Born free to dream

SA art snapped up at UK auction

Local artists excelled at the Bonhams South African art auction in London on 24 March, selling 110 works for a grand total of R28.5-million (US$3.8-millon).
Freedom Charter copy auctioned

Free Square in Kliptown

Kliptown and the Freedom Charter

On 26 June 1955 over 3 000 people made their way through police cordons to gather on a dusty square in Kliptown, south of Johannesburg, to draw up the Freedom Charter. Fifty years later, President Thabo Mbeki lit a flame of freedom to mark the opening of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication.


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