'We will never be able to tell these stories completely' - Freedom Day

Former journalist and Director in the Press Council South Africa, Joe Thloloe reflects on South Africa's first ever democratic election back in 1994 as the country celebrates Freedom Day.

Photo: Joe Thloloe's twitter page.

We were very patient and the queues were long but people would be standing in those queues chatting, and the conversations went on and on. There was a sense of excitement but there was also a sense of calm in what we were doing.

Joe Thloloe

Tlholoe says that the highlight of the election for him was watching old women make their way towards the voting station and finally casting their first ever vote. What are your memories of 27 April 1994? Share them with @samcowen on Twitter.

Listen to his conversation with Sam Cowen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'We will never be able to tell these stories completely' - Freedom Day


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
New visa amendments to ease travel arrangements for foreign nationals with kids

New visa amendments to ease travel arrangements for foreign nationals with kids

Home affairs Acting Director General at Dept of Home Affairs Thulani Mavuso explains the new visa amendments.

8 people arrested in Cape Town during #TotalShutdownCT

8 people arrested in Cape Town during #TotalShutdownCT

Eight people arrested in Cape Town as protests turn violent during the initiative to protest gangsterism, crime, and poverty.

How the IDC helped this entrepreneur get his water-saving invention in SA stores

How the IDC helped this entrepreneur get his water-saving invention in SA stores

From developing prototypes in his gran's garage to partnering with a huge global retailer. Paseka Lesolang shares his story.

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show, Zeenat says she was called a derogatory word for Indian on Heritage Day.

Did Ramaphosa announce a 'cupcake' of a stimulus package? Experts debate...

Did Ramaphosa announce a 'cupcake' of a stimulus package? Experts debate...

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates an economics debate with a panel of economists. about how the state should respond to the recession.

'This leaked document is calling a spade a spade'

'This leaked document is calling a spade a spade'

Breakfast Show Host Bongani Bngwa shares his views on the leaked report from the Thabo Mbeki Foundation.

Popular articles
'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show, Zeenat says she was called a derogatory word for Indian on Heritage Day.

'This leaked document is calling a spade a spade'

'This leaked document is calling a spade a spade'

Breakfast Show Host Bongani Bngwa shares his views on the leaked report from the Thabo Mbeki Foundation.

[WATCH] Vietnam's The Bachelor uproar as female contestants run away together

[WATCH] Vietnam's The Bachelor uproar as female contestants run away together

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed that he was asked to hand over his devices but he says that he refused.