Happy Freedom Day, South Africa!

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  • President Nelson Mandela
  • A Hard-Won Right
  • This Year's Festivities
  • The Guest of Honor
  • #FreedomFridaySelfie
  • Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Hope
  • 20 Years of Freedom
  • The End of Apartheid
  • A Landmark Election
  • Tense Talks
  • ANC Dominates

This Year's Festivities

South African President Jacob Zuma, the nation's fourth leader, will preside over the national holiday, during which he will also confer National Orders, the highest award South Africa bestows to both citizens and non-South Africans.

(Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) 

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