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Freedom Month 2023

South Africa marks 29th anniversary of Freedom Day.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the State of the Nation (SONA) address on Thursday, 9 February, 2023 at the Cape Town City Hall.

Human Rights Month is commemorated in March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. Human Rights Day on 21 March falls within this period.


The theme for 2023 is: “Consolidating and Sustaining Human Rights Culture into the Future”. 

16 Days of Activism campaign

From 25 November to 10 December annually, South Africa joins the world in participating in the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence and Women and Children campaign to oppose violence against women and children.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children and to rid society of abuse permanently.

Where to get help

SAPS Crime Stop
Tel: 08600 10111 

Gender-Based Violence Command Centre
Tel: 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV) 

The month of October in South Africa marks Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM).

The theme for this year is: 'Empowering Persons with Disabilities through resourceful, sustainable and safe environments'.

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October is Transport Month.  

Government announces steps to improve the performance of Eskom’s power stations in order to ensure energy security.

Women's Month 2022

South Africa observes 2022 Women’s Month.

Nelson Mandela Month

In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela's birthday. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day.

South Africans, however, embrace the chance to  celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. This gives everyone the opportunity to heed the call to action for people to recognise their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

Youth Month 2022

South Africa observes Youth Month annually in June. The month is dedicated to the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976 in fighting for quality education.

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, when young people protested against the imposition of Afrikaans by the apartheid regime as a medium of instruction. The uprising ended tragically with hundreds of young people being brutally killed. 

Efforts are underway to help communities affected by floods in the eastern parts of South Africa.

The month of April marks Freedom Month in South Africa.

Freedom Day, on 27 April, 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 African where anyone could vote regardless of race.

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Government continues support for African languages


4th South African Investment Conference

Since launch in 2018, the South African Investment Conference (SAIC) has drawn delegates from South Africa and the rest of the world with the objective of showcasing the investment opportunities available in the country.

South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March.

The Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, will on 23 February, table the 2022 Budget. Tune into any major radio or television station, or social media platforms, at 2pm to follow proceedings.

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Cabinet welcomes 2022 Budget Speech

Creecy welcomes carbon tax as mechanism to ensure lower greenhouse emission