MEDIA ADVISORY: MINISTER NATHI MTHETHWA TO OFFICIALLY HANDOVER THE RADIO FREEDOM EQUIPMENT TO FREEDOM PARK, PRETORIA

The Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the official handover of the Radio Freedom Equipment. The handover ceremony will take place on the Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at the Freedom Park in Pretoria.

Established during the darkest days of apartheid regime, Radio Freedom provided waves of mass resistance to the regime with broadcasts from different radio stations (including those of Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Ethiopia, and Madagascar). It was one of the oldest liberation radio station in Africa.

Following the successful engagement between the South African and the Government of Madagascar, Radio Freedom was repatriated to South Africa for the official handover to Freedom Park Museum. The symbolism for the institution resonates with the significance of the role of Radio Freedom. The ceremony is also a fitting tribute to South Africa as the country also marks 25 years of Democracy.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date   : Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Time  : 18h00

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

For RSVPs & enquiries please contact, Madimetja Moleba at cell: 066 301 4675 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media enquiries: Please contact, Asanda Magaqa at 072 372 6807 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Petunia Lessing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / 066 301 4645

Issued by Government Communication and Information System

23 April 2019

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