24 years of democracy and counting…
By Mahlatse Rampjapedi, SABC Corprate Communications - South Africa is a model of epic transformation from centuries of colonialism and racial segregation to being one of the most celebrated democratic countries in the world.
The country’s liberation finally came to pass in 1994 when the very first independent elections took place and resulted in the late Dr Nelson Mandela becoming the first democratic and black president of the country.
This month, South Africa celebrates Freedom month to mark the independence of its people that took place on the 27th of April 1994 when all South Africans dubbed the Rainbow nation marched on to make their mark as a unified nation.
This year’s theme is #Freedom24, which represents the 24 years that the country has been free and its milestones thereof. From crafting the most revered and admired Constitution in the world to becoming the very first African country to host the Rugby World Cup and the FIFA world cup in 2010, South Africa has indeed exceeded expectations of many in for a country with a young democracy.
As the country's public broadcaster, the SABC has been at the forefront of South Africa’s democratic journey and therefore intends to celebrate the country’s 24 year worth of achievements through a campaign that is meant to not only create awareness of the milestones the country prides itself with but also encourage the First Citizens to take part in commemorating this day. Be on the lookout for Intercom Update this Freedom Month and stand a chance to win great prizes!
Source: SABC Corprate Communications