What makes 27th April so special in South Africa? What brought the celebration linked to April 27?, What happened on that day?, Why is South Africans celebrating on every April 27? – This questions should definitely have an answer. In South Africa April 27 is tagged ”Freedom Day”. The Freedom Day is yearly celebration of South Africa’s non-racial democratic elections held in 1994.
Freedom Day is set aside yearly (27 April) as a day marked very important to honour the country’s history and the beginning of democracy.
Why is Freedom Day so important in the history of South Africa – Freedom Day is so remarkable because it marks the end of over three hundred years of colonialism, segregation and white minority rule and the establishment of a new democratic government led by Nelson Mandela and a new state subject to a new constitution.
As April 27 is a remarkable day in the history of South African demicarcy, there are inportant facts you need to know about freedom day.
Below Are Five (5) Facts About Freedom Day South Africa
1. The day celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.
2. Some groups and social movements celebrate a version of Freedom Day called UnFreedom Day in which they mourn the unfreedom still experienced by the poor.
3. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age of over 18 from any race group was allowed to vote.
4. Of South Africa’s 22, 7 million eligible voters, 19.7 million voted in the 1994 national election.
5. The election was won by the ANC with 62.65 % of the vote. The National Party (NP) received 20.39 %, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) 10.54 %, Freedom Front (FF) 2.2 %, Democratic Party (DP) 1.7 %, Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) 1.2 % and the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) 0.5 %.
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