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29 June 2020

South Africa’s Freedom Charter campaign holds lessons for the pursuit of a fairer society

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by Benjamin Roberts, Human Sciences Research Council

Chief Research Specialist: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research division, and Coordinator of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), Human Sciences Research Council

The Freedom Charter, the document that became the blueprint for a free South Africa, turns 65 this year.

It was adopted by the Congress of the People in Kliptown, Soweto, on 26 June 1955. The meeting brought together several organisations and individuals allied to the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC).

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