freedom month

Young professionals on success and freedom

A few young South African entrepreneurs and creatives speak out about how they are enjoying their freedom with responsibility through their careers and their...

Press release: Brand South Africa urges South Africans to respect, preserve and be responsible...

Johannesburg, Wednesday 26 April 2017 – South Africa commemorates Freedom Day on the 27 April 2017, a day honoured and remembered for its historic...

Remembering Nelson Mandela’s first steps of freedom

On Sunday 11 February 1990 - 25 years ago - millions of people around the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster prison in Paarl.

Celebrating Freedom Month 2016

April in South Africa is Freedom Month, to mark 27 April 1994, the day all citizens won the right to vote in democratic elections and choose their own leaders for the very first time. In 2016 we celebrate 22 years of this freedom.

Study finds South Africans are proud and patriotic ahead of Freedom Month

Coming ahead of the country’s annual commemoration of Freedom Month, Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Research shows that being South African is a significant element of individual and national identity. Over 80% of 2 536 respondents say they are extremely proud to be South African.

South Africa’s born-frees talk about life

This year, a generation of young people turn 21 – the traditional age of majority and independence. In South Africa, they share their birth-year with the country's democracy. A 21-year-old shares her experience as a born-free.

Freedom brings responsibility

As we move from Human Rights Month in March to Freedom Month in April, we must remember that South Africa's hard-won democracy and the rights it gives us all must be used to fight intolerance and foster a cohesive society, writes Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.

All set for final Freedom Friday

It's all systems go for the final Freedom Friday celebration at the Rand Show at Johannesburg's Nasrec Expo Centre on Friday. South Africans not able to attend the event can also mark the day by sharing their thoughts, video clips, memories and pictures of freedom via Twitter or Facebook.

Play Your Part so South Africa can prosper

It's everyone's responsibility to lend a hand to efforts to build SA as we celebrate our rights in freedom, says Brand South Africa chief executive officer Miller Matola.

Song to capture South Africa’s freedom spirit

From Alexandra township in Johannesburg to Gugulethu outside Cape Town, South Africans are famous for their love of music and dance - so it's little wonder that a national song should be chosen to capture the spirit of the country's 20 Years of Freedom celebrations.