Freedom Day 2015 | Western Cape Government

Freedom Day 2015

vote-freedom-dayOn Monday 27 April we will commemorate South Africa's first democratic elections, which took place on this day in 1994.

This year Freedom Day will be celebrated under the theme: Celebrating the Beginning of the Third Decade of our Freedom through Accelerating Radical Economic Transformation.

Key messages for Freedom Month and our future

While we have made great strides towards improving our country, more can be done. This year’s key messages for Freedom Month show us how we can get involved:

  • South Africa is a better place to live in.

In light of the recent xenophobic attacks, let's promote and defend human dignity for all who live in our country.

  • The values and ideals of freedom are integrated into the Constitution

Let's honour and protect our Constitution. Learn more about the Constitution.  These values ensure that we can enjoy our freedom.

  • Ties that bind us are stronger than barriers that divide us

Our differences in race and beliefs should not destroy our freedom. We should promote our similarities instead of our differences.

  • Consolidate the gains of 21 years of  democracy and freedom

We must continue to protect our democracy. You can do this by practising your right to vote in the elections, and getting involved in projects that can uplift your community.


  • Together we must ensure radical economic transformation

We must work towards transformation by creating opportunities for all South Africans to benefit from our resources. 

  • Celebrate the heroes and heroines of our democracy

We should remember all our heroes and heroines who fought for our freedom. Learn about our freedom heroes here.

Celebrating our freedom

Our provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will host a production by MOD learners called Earth Moves. This event is an ongoing contest that will conclude on 26 and 27 June 2015 at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

The semi-final, which is the Freedom Day event, will take place at Baxter Theatre on 26 April 2015.

Moving forward together

It is important that we not only enjoy our freedom, but take responsibility to protect our democracy for future generations. As we celebrate the beginning of the third decade of democracy, let us use these key messages to make our country Better Together!

The content on this page was last updated on 22 April 2015