This day in history: 65th anniversary of the Freedom Charter

This day in history: 65th anniversary of the Freedom Charter

- On this day 65 years ago, the Freedom Charter was adopted in South Africa

- The ANC teamed up with several other parties to implement the charter in the country

- Minister Nathi Mthethwa gushed about the historic moment on Twitter

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South Africa has made great strides towards equality and although we are far from where we need to be, a look back at history shows just how much we have grown as a country.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa took to Twitter on Friday to celebrate one of the moments in the country's history that took a step towards a democratic South Africa.

Mthethwa revealed today marked the 65th anniversary of the Freedom Charter that was adopted by the ANC and its alliances.

According to Wikipedia, the Freedom Charter was the statement of core principles of the South African Congress Alliance, which consisted of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Indian Congress, the South African Congress of Democrats and the Coloured People's Congress.

Take a look at the post below:

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The minister went on to explain how the Freedom Charter helped change South Africa.

He wrote:

"The #FreedomCharter gave substance to what it takes to pursue a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa."

This day in history: 65th anniversary of the Freedom Charter

Photo of the Freedom Charter. Image credit: Min. Nathi Mthethwa/Twitter.
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, in other news, reported the tobacco ban battle has taken yet another twist. South African smokers may now need to wait until August for the second of two cases challenging the ban on cigarettes to be heard.

The country's largest tobacco manufacturer, British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA), and other tobacco groups, including Japan Tobacco International (JTI), have taken the state to court to try and get the ban on the sale of cigarettes removed. The legal challenge against the ban was due to be heard on Tuesday, 30 June.

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