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Freedom Day and Workers' Day message from Milpark Education

Freedom Day and Workers' Day message from Milpark Education

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27 April 2017

This week as we commemorate #FreedomDay and #WorkersDay, let us together reflect deeply on the sacrifices of those who have made it possible for us to celebrate these days. Freedom Day reminds us of the sacrifices made so that on 27 April 1994, millions of South Africans were able to peacefully cast their votes for the first time. Freedom Day reminds us that #SouthAfrica is a country built on the foundations of human rights and social justice. These rights and freedoms are entrenched in the constitution, reminding us that we live in a constitutional democracy.

South Africa shares a day of freedom and liberation with Togo (independence from France) and Sierra Leone (independence from Britain) in 1960 and 1961 respectively. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of an independent Ghana, died on this day in 1972 (22 years before South Africa was free). This is relevant to our identity as citizens of #Africa.

#MilparkEducation strives to contribute to the freedom enjoyed by all South Africa’s people by promoting, amongst others, access, diversity, academic freedom and fairness. We wish to express our appreciation for all workers who make a contribution to the daily functioning of our institution. Let us use this time to consider how each and every one of us can make our own contribution to making freedom a reality for all South Africans. 

27 Apr 2017