Freedom Day is about reflecting how far we have come

Freedom Day is about reflecting how far we have come

Freedom Day is about reflecting how far we have come

Thus, April 27 was declared Freedom Day, a public holiday, and each year it is a reminder of the country's first democratic elections.

The DA leader called on South Africans to continue with their marches against the president, saying there must be continuous pressure.

"We must at all times remain vigilant of certain sections of our population who were the beneficiaries of the old order and are bent on either reversing this achievement or at best stall the progress".

She said the party's efforts aimed at growing the economy were bearing fruits with new investments.

"We can not have freedom in South Africa without respect for the constitution that Mandela signed", Lekota said.

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In his address, Zuma acknowledged that South Africa has achieved political freedom but economic freedom still remains largely elusive.

"Fifty-five million of us are not going to be held ransom by one South African".

Sangoni said Freedom Day was also meant to assess the work that needed to be done to build national democratic society.

The land question will feature prominently in the policy conference discussions of the governing African National Congress (ANC) in June, including the debates on the expropriation of land without compensation. Gordhan granted his first television since being axed nearly a month ago to CNN on Freedom Day.

President Zuma says the country has made great strides in ensuring stability since the dawn of democracy 23 years ago.