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Freedom Day rallies taking place today – Watch them all here [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 27.04.2021

Freedom Day celebrations will be filled with political rallies led by South Africa’s Big 3. Watch them all right here:

South Africa celebrates 27 years of democracy on this Freedom Day and as usual, the three biggest political parties will host rallies where the plight of our struggle will be used as propaganda to fuel self-serving goals.

Government sets theme for Freedom Day 2021

On Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa will oversee the official opening of the Charlotte Maxeke Treatment Centre, in Botshabelo, Free State.

This event, which falls in line with the overarching Freedom Day theme ‘The year of Charlotte Maxeke: The meaning of freedom under COVID-19‘, will pre-empt the president’s national address which will be broadcast on every news channel.

Political rallies taking place today — Watch them all right here

Ramaphosa’s customary address is not the only political event taking place, on Tuesday. EFF leader Julius Malema will disrupt the status quo with his signature lashings at his rally in Atridgeville, Tshwane, while DA leader John Steenhuisen is expected to lead his Covid-19 vaccine-themed address in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape.

You can tune into the live stream of each of these marquee rallies right here. See all the relevant details below:


  • Part 1: Official opening and tour of Charlotte Maxeke Treatment Centre|
    Time: 09:40
  • Part 2: National Salute
    Time: 10:25
  • Part 3: Formal Programme
    Time: 11:00
  • Venue: Charlotte Maxeke Treatment Centre, Botshabelo BA Hospital Road


The EFF Freedom Day observation will be held under the following details:

  • Time : 12h00
  • Venue: Sauslville Arena, Attridgeville, Tshwane


Steenhuisen and NMB mayor Nqaba Bhanga will lead the Freedom Day rally in the Port Elizabeth metro.

  • Time: 10:00