Latest Events Freedom Day South Africa 2022 Freedom Day is the commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. These were the first post-apartheid national elections to be held in South Africa where anyone could vote regardless of race. The commemoration comes at a time when South Africa is about to embark on a massive vaccination programme. Vaccines save lives and represent our best chance to return to our normal way of life. This year marks the 150th anniversary of struggle icon and human rights campaigner Charlotte Maxeke. She and other selfless women of her generation fought against oppression at a time when such defiance was met with unrelenting force. Source:gov.za/FreedomDay2022 Booking for this event has now closed.