For immediate Release
17 September 2020
Freedom Park, a National Heritage Destination, in Pretoria Reopens on 21 September 2020
Freedom Park, a National Heritage Destination, an Agency of the Department of Sports Arts and Culture, will open for business on Monday 21 September 2020, after a national shutdown, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
The Minister of Sports Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa granted permission based on adherence of all the required information provided in the application form of the documents submitted pertaining to safety measures, such as risk assessment and assessment response plan, venue/ visitor safety plan, employee safety guidelines and personal protective equipment requirements.
The reopening of the Park, comes in time for the long awaited a political /liberation Heritage Virtual Dialogue, on the 19 September 2020 at 15h00. The event is a collaboration with the Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Sports Arts and Culture and Freedom Park. Diplomatic representatives from Russia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and the United Kingdom are expected to attend.
The dialogue session will be held to reflect on the role played by foreign countries in the liberation struggle of South Africa. Speakers will include the Minister of Sports Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, Ambassador Thenjiwe Mthinso, Freedom Park CEO Jane Mufamadi and Christine Qunta author and lawyer.
As Freedom Park continues to celebrate 20 years since its inception, the organization will on the 24 September 2020, host a virtual Heritage Day event, prior to the national event, in line with the national theme” South Africa’s Living Treasures’. Diverse cultural performances such as Art, Poetry, Drama, Dance and Songs will take place. On National Heritage Day, 24 September, entry into Freedom Park is free, for all.
Details of the Reopening
Date: 21 September 2020
For more information: www.freedompak.co.za