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The CEO, together with Council, Management and Staff of Freedom Park wishes our Honourable President His Excellency Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa ...A Happy Birthday! May our great country grow from strength to strength with your guidance and love... the nation is blessed to have a decisive leader like you.

The vision of Freedom Park simply but clearly stated is to be a leading national and international icon for humanity and freedom. This, by its very essence, indicates an undertaking that Freedom Park was established to mark, celebrate, and symbolise the world’s struggle

Freedom Park, a National Heritage Site in Pretoria, will on 16 December 2021, commemorate National Reconciliation Day, with an aim to forester unity and nation building under the theme “lets embrace our diversity and unite in action”.

The goal as South Africans should be to promote inclusive nation-building and social cohesion and to continue to work towards a society free from racial, social, economic and class barriers; and to encourage one another to deal with our past, reconcile and build a new nation.  In the spirit of reconciliation, Freedom Park will allow all visitors to enter the Park free of charge. 


Details are as follows:

Date:  16 December 2021

Time: 08h00 -16h00

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

NB: Unguided Tours , are limited to the Museum , due to the event taking place at the park.

Enquiries:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ 012 336 4020


Media Enquiries:


Naomi Madima: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  060 961 3851

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The MK 60th Anniversary Committee in partnership with the Department of Military Veterans and Freedom Park will be commemorating the 60th Anniversary of MK.The event will be taking place on the 16 December 2021 at Freedom Park under the theme, “Commemorating the liberation struggle and the armed pillar that was part of the vehicle that ensured we achieve our Constitutional Democracy” 

The year 2021 marks sixty years since the formation of uMkhonto we Sizwe, a milestone in the formation of this armed wing. It is going to be a celebration of the  historical interventions made by the armed liberation forces and support thereof.  

uMkhonto we Sizwe was born out of a sense of the heavy responsibility that our history had thrust upon our people, and it was the people’s answer to the historical challenges from the racists rulers of South Africa. 

 Acting President, Mr David Mabuza will deliver the keynote address.

The Department’s will continue  to recognise and honour military veterans in life and remembering them in death.  


The event will take place as follows:

Date: 16 December 2021

Venue: Freedom Park-City of Tshwane

Time: 13:00 - 17:00


For media enquiries please contact: Thami Ntenteni on  083 256 3586
Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Department of Military Veterans

15 December 2021

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