To be a leading national and international icon of humanity and freedom.
To provide a pioneering and empowering heritage destination in order to mobilise for reconciliation and nation building in our country; to reflect upon our past, improving our present and building our future as a united nation; and to contribute continentally and internationally to the formation of better human understanding among nations and peoples.
In carrying out its mandate, Freedom Park is committed to the following values:
- Tolerance of diversity
The core function of Freedom Park is the creation of a memorial that will narrate the story of South Africa’s pre-colonial, colonial, apartheid, and post-apartheid history and heritage, spanning a period of 3.6 billion years of humanity, to acknowledge those that contributed to the freedom of the country and managing the Freedom Park as a cultural institution.
Freedom Park is governed by inter alia the following legal framework:
- The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108 of 1996
- Public Finance Management Act, 1 of 1999
- National Heritage Resources Act, 25 of 1999
- Cultural Institutions Act, 119 of 1998
|Freedom Park will be a place of hope in which will be embedded the rich history of our country and all humanity. It will represent both a transformed landscape and historical memory intertwined. It will be a place which will hold our memories in incubation, allowing them to nurture a future free of bitterness, free of hatred, free of stereotypes, free of racism, and free of the destructive fury of war.|
- Former president Thabo Mbeki