Numsa accuses ANC of betraying its historic mission, laments lack of jobs

27 April 2021, 6:45 PM
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it is not celebrating Freedom Day because the working class have little to celebrate.
Amnesty International SA urges govt to put the people first as country marks 27 years of democracy 27 April 2021, 6:19 PM

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.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Botshabelo residents say Freedom Day has no meaning to them 27 April 2021, 4:20 PM

Residents of Botshabelo say there's still a long way for freedom day to have a meaning to them.

Participating in elections is an opportunity to get rid of corrupt leaders: Ramaphosa 27 April 2021, 1:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that participating in Local Government Elections will give them an opportunity to get rid of corrupt leaders.

‘COVID-19 had a major impact on freedom’ 27 April 2021, 11:56 AM

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.  

LIVE: 2021 National Freedom Day official celebration 27 April 2021, 10:21 AM

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 dropped at 11th hour from Freedom Day gig, demand cancellation fees 27 April 2021, 9:25 AM

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.  

The Art of freedom: SA artists depict “freedom” 27 April 2021, 8:00 AM

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.

Freedom Day: 27-year-olds say they always find reason to celebrate 27 April 2021, 7:12 AM

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.

Call for divine intervention against women, children and LGBTQIA+ community killings 26 April 2021, 10:00 PM

As South Africa celebrates 27 years of democratic rule, socio-economic challenges stand as a stumbling block to reaping the fruits of democracy.

VIDEO: Moeletsi Mbeki’s views on problems bedevilling SA’s democracy 26 April 2021, 4:04 PM

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. 

OPINION | 4 ways to achieve financial freedom amid a pandemic 26 April 2021, 3:00 PM

"Enhancing one’s earning potential is an important enabler to achieving lifelong financial freedom," says Ndumiso Hadebe, a South African Development Economist.

INFOGRAPHIC | Freedom and limitations in SA 26 April 2021, 2:30 PM

The freedom enjoyed by citizens comes with limitations that ensure that the freedom of others is not infringed.

SA’s internet freedom ranks high despite limitations 26 April 2021, 2:08 PM

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.

Free State residents hopeful Freedom Day commemorations will be held in Winburg 21 April 2021, 1:12 PM

Residents of Winburg in the Free State have vowed to shut down the area until their demands are met.