Mandeni Municipality Commemorates Freedom Day

The 27th of April in South Africa marks the liberation of our country into a democratic state. After 300 years of a brutal apartheid system which oppressed black people in South Africa finally in 1994 on this day. April 27th all South Africans regardless of race, economic status, religion or gender stood together and voted in the country’s first democratic elections.

Freedom Day is a time for us to reflect on the many achievements we have made as a country to bridge the gap that was created by the apartheid regime. This years theme is “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”.  We also celebrate the centenary of struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo who dedicated his life to emancipate the lives of oppressed South Africans.

As a nation we must also re-commit ourselves to our constitution and the values that make up our unique democratic society. In-line with the National Development Plan Vision 2030 which lists safety and security amongst the core elements of a well-functioning society, it is our duty to ensure that communities feel safe, which in turn stabilises our country’s economic development and does not hinder the ability for our people to achieve their full potential.


This Freedom Day I urge all Mandeni residents to collectively reflect on further building a prosperous society that contributes towards improving the lives of all who live in our country.