Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will on Sunday, 26 June 2016 deliver a key note address at the 20th anniversary of the Constitution and Freedom charter memorial lecture at Bophelong Community Hall, Vanderbijlpark in Emfuleni Local Municipality. The lecture will amongst others illustrate the centrality of the Freedom Charter in contributing to the development of the Constitution of the country and focus especially on youth issues, achievement and challenges since the attainment of our Freedom and Democracy as well as how the constitution has changed the face of politics in past 20 years since its adoption in 1996.
As the supreme law of South Africa, the Constitution provides the legal foundation for the existence of the republic and therefore sets out the rights and duties of its citizens, and defines the structure of the government.
“South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and enjoys high acclaim internationally. The rights to freedom and security of person, freedom of belief, freedom of expression, including of artistic creativity, freedom of association and freedom of movement and residence are among those rights guaranteed as enshrined in this Constitution”, said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Venue : Bophelong Community Hall, Vanderbijlpark in Emfuleni Local Municipality, Gauteng.
Date : 24 June 2016
Time : 14h00
For enquiries please contact Ms Lisa Combrinck, 082 821 4886 or Teresa Magidela, 072 222 3169
Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture