This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”, which reconnects the nation with its rich and diverse collective liberation heritage.

The aim of this year’s celebrations is to create awareness through educational programmes, dialogues, and other public activities on the importance of Liberation Heritage as a vehicle to foster social cohesion, nation building, economic development and inclusive citizenship.

“This year we would like to honour our Heroes and Heroines, those who fought for our liberation, people like mme Thandi Modise, Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, Rre Ngaka Modiri Molema and many others,” said MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Mme Tebogo Modise.