Minister Mthethwa to hand over Certificates of Authentication of the Freedom Charter to NARSSA

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 officially hand over Certificates of Authentication of the Freedom Charter to the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa (NARSSA) and Liliesleaf Trust at the Liliesleaf Heritage Site, Rivonia in Sandton.

The event forms part of the celebrations of the listing and registration of the Freedom Charter in the National Estate Register provided for in the NARSSA legislation. The process and authentication of the Freedom Charter was a process initiated by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, in order to list the Freedom Charter in the National Estate Register.

The year 2015 was declared the year of the Freedom Charter by the former State President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma. Since then, different events marked the centenary of the historic document adopted in Kliptown in 1955. Amongst others, was the national oral history conference held in KwaZulu Natal on October 2015, hosted by the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 10h00
Venue: Liliesleaf Heritage Site, Rivonia in Sandton

Media RSVP: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba at Cell: 074 478 7681 / mthuthuzelin@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries: Contact Zimasa Velaphi at 072 172 8925 /zimasav@dac.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

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