OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
The theme for this year is Hyper connected museums: New approaches, new publics
Ditsong Museums (DMSA) in collaboration with City of Tshwane (CoT), Freedom Park, Council for Geosciences and other museums will be celebrating International Museums Day 2018 at the Ditsong National Museums of Cultural History on Friday 18 May 2018. The event will be attended by about 500 learners from the different schools in Tshwane.
Freedom Park in collaboration with the Cuban Embassy will honour Nelson Mandela’s Legacy in Solidarity with Cuba in the year of his Centenary.
The significance of the battle encourages an appreciation of the importance that global solidarity played in the emancipation of Southern Africa and Africa. The commemoration of this battle pays homage to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for South Africa’s liberation. Through this collaboration we hope to encourage reconciliation and nation building.
This is Africa’s time! The eyes of the world are focused on our continent. If the 21st century is to belong to the African continent, we need a reawakening of pride and ownership in our unique and vibrant identity as Africans. This rebirth should start with the youth – our future.
As we celebrate this month our aim should always be to strengthen the framework of African solidarity. The ties that bind us span country borders and unite our brothers and sisters into a global African community. Freedom Park is synonymous with reconciliation – with the coming together and strengthening of the ties that bind us. This month will mark another step on the route to reconciliation amongst our fellow African countries. If we are to realise the ideals of Pan-Africanism, we must explore and embrace our shared roots.