Cultural diplomacy to unite the African continent ultimately led to the signing of the Brazzaville Protocol in Brazzaville on 13 December 1988 by Angola, Cuba, and South Africa. The signing of the Brazzaville Protocol in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo, paved the way for important resolutions which included the end of apartheid and the birth of a new South Africa.
“It is important to mention that Mr Antoine Ndinga Oba, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation from 1984-1991, and whose name has been approved for inscription on the Wall of Names at Freedom Park, was one of the Congolese who actively participated in the negotiations with apartheid South Africa. Their efforts bore fruit, as all five objectives of the Brazzaville Protocol were achieved”
If we agree that Pan-Africanism is an expression of the desire to unite people of African descent across the continent and beyond, then you will realize that at the core of Freedom Park is Pan Africanism and therefore, the design, aesthetics, the content, narratives and even workshops or gatherings, which are based on IKS principles, contributes directly to the quest for Pan Africanism. Freedom Park will ensure that the memories and experiences of Africans are retold, relived, and recorded. Furthermore, Freedom Park has the responsibility to give recognition to South Africans and Africans who deserve praise for their role in advancing the ethos of humanity and nation building. The personal characteristics of these stalwarts will serve as footprints that must shape a new regime for the continent’s renaissance.