On 27 April 2013, South Africa celebrated 19 years since the first democratic all-race historic elections in 1994. Each year this date is celebrated as Freedom Day.
According to the Department of Arts and Culture the 2013 Freedom Day theme is 'Mobilising South Africans in highlighting the progress made in consolidating democracy, freedom and ensuring a better life for all' since the April 27, 1994 elections.
The celebrations will also provide an opportunity for South Africans to reflect on the road to democracy, deepen the understanding of how democracy was achieved and to appreciate and acknowledge the contribution the unsung heroes and heroines in their respectful communities including the contribution of other African countries and the rest of the world.
What does Freedom Day mean to you?