The South African High Commission in Kenya held its Freedom Day reception Monday commemorating the country’s first democratic election in South Africa.
A day that represents peace, unity, and the restoration of human dignity of all South Africans; it is a time to reflect on the strides South Africans have made in achieving the vision of a better life for all, echoing the national theme: “Mobilising Society Towards Consolidating Democracy and Freedom”.
The year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the existence of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It will also be a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”.
Hosted by High Commissioner Ratubatsi Super Moloi, at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, invited guests celebrated South Africa’s Freedom Day together with Kenyans in recognition of the growing bonds of friendship between the two countries.
Recognizing the importance of Freedom Day to South Africans and beyond, in an effort to join in the festivities, Internet search engine giant Google also celebrated Freedom Day with a special doodle created by artists from the bead project Monkeybiz, capturing the spirit of a “united fun day” for all South Africans.