Freedom Park (South Africa)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Freedom Park is situated on Salvokop in Pretoria. It includes a memorial with a list of the names of those killed in the South African Wars, World War I, World War II as well as during the apartheid era.[1]

Isivivani - Freedom Park. Pretoria, South Africa
Memorial - Freedom Park
Amphitheatre - Freedom Park
Eternal Flame - Freedom Park

Construction of the monument was by Stefanutti Stocks[2] overseen by Mongane Wally Serote.[3]

In March 2009, twenty-four deceased "liberation struggle heroes" were proposed for inclusion to the memorial. Some of the "national leaders" chosen include Steve Biko, Oliver Tambo, Helen Joseph, Albert Lutuli, and Bram Fischer. International and continental leaders were also among those considered for their contribution to the liberation of South Africa or the repressed in general. The continental leaders included Mozambican President Samora Machel and Amílcar Cabral. Amongst the international list was Che Guevara, a revolutionary who fought alongside former Cuban President Fidel Castro, and Toussaint Louverture, who fought during Haiti's war for independence.[4]

Coordinates: 25°46′01″S 28°11′20″E / 25.7670°S 28.1888°E / -25.7670; 28.1888

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Freedom". 
  2. ^ "Stefanutti's work on Freedom Park nears completion". Engineering News. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mongane Wally Serote (1944– )". The Presidency of South Africa. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Trust Honours Struggle Heroes[permanent dead link] March 18, 2009

External links[edit]