Freedom Day History
Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections that were ever held in South Africa. On 27 April 1994, the results of these elections liberated the nation from the long-standing Apartheid and restored rights to all people in South Africa. On this day, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was elected to govern the new democratic Rainbow Nation. Mandela's rise to power ushered in a new era of political change in the country.
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