The rights group says Freedom Day in South Africa comes at a time when the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating in various aspects, especially on social, economic and cultural rights.
Residents of Botshabelo say there's still a long way for freedom day to have a meaning to them.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that participating in Local Government Elections will give them an opportunity to get rid of corrupt leaders.
Some residents of the Northern Cape say COVID-19 has had a major impact on their freedom. They say although government was compelled to impose a hard lockdown on the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they can no longer live normally.
Today marks 27 years since the first democratic elections in South Africa on April the 27th 1994. President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for Freedom Day at the newly opened Charlotte Maxeke Treatment Centre in Botshabelo, east of Bloemfontein, in the Free State.
Free State artists are demanding to be paid after being promised that they would be given a chance to perform during Freedom Day celebrations allegedly by Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela.
As South Africans commemorate Freedom Day, artists have depicted freedom in their work. In their own words, the artists tell stories of South African's perception of freedom.
Some 27-year-olds born at the advent of freedom in South Africa say regardless of the problems the country is facing they always have a reason to celebrate.
As South Africa celebrates 27 years of democratic rule, socio-economic challenges stand as a stumbling block to reaping the fruits of democracy.
Deputy Chair of the South African Institute of International Affairs and political analyst, Moeletsi Mbeki, dissects his Business Day article ahead of the Freedom Day commemorations on Tuesday.
"Enhancing one’s earning potential is an important enabler to achieving lifelong financial freedom," says Ndumiso Hadebe, a South African Development Economist.
The freedom enjoyed by citizens comes with limitations that ensure that the freedom of others is not infringed.
Despite South Africa's ‘free’ internet rating, a number of obstacles have made it difficult for citizens in the country to have adequate and reliable internet access.
Residents of Winburg in the Free State have vowed to shut down the area until their demands are met.