Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27th April 1994. On Freedom Day the country celebrates the achievements that have been made in establishing democracy and creating a better life for all.
This day is celebrated annually as a reminder of the struggle for a free and just South Africa. This year, the country celebrates 17 years of freedom and democracy. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Working together to unite the Nation, promote democracy and project freedom.”
Freedom Day provides a milestone for all South Africans to collectively participate in the commemoration of the pain and struggle to build a non-racial, democratic and free South Africa in which everybody will have the freedom to prosper.
The year 2011 also marks 20 years of bilateral relations between Romania and South Africa that were established on embassy level on 21st November, 1991. From that moment on, bilateral ties continuously enhanced and the two countries are working together on the international stage and in developing fruitful economical, political and cultural relations.