History and heritage
On Salvokop, overlooking the capital and facing the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park tells
the story of Africa, from the creation myths to South Africa's struggle against oppression. It is a
place of healing and reflection, and a tribute to ordinary heroes.
The main official observance of Human Rights Month will take place in Eastern Cape, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Uitenhage Massacre. The theme this year is "Celebrating the Freedom Charter, Enjoying Equal Human Rights for All".
The Kliptown home of Charlotte Maxeke, the mother of black freedom in South Africa, is to be
converted into a museum and interpretation centre, the Gauteng Provincial Government announced
at an event to mark International Women's Day on Sunday.
As South Africa marks Human Rights month, we pay tribute to one of South Africa's
greatest but often forgotten heroes of the struggle for freedom.
Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the death of South African struggle stalwart
Joe Slovo. Commended as an outstanding revolutionary by former president Nelson
Mandela, Slovo headed up the SA Community Party and dedicated his life to gaining
power for all the people of South Africa.
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