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Last Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:04 PM

The South African High Commission in collaboration with South African Cultural Association of British Columbia (SACABC) and Vancouver South African Film Festival (VSAFF) will be celebrating the 20th year anniversary of freedom in South Africa from 25 – 27 April 2014 in Vancouver.

Details for various events marking the celebration are as follows:

Flag raising ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary
Date: 25 April 2014
Time: 16h00-17h00
Venue: Vancouver City Hall, North Plaza, 453 West Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
RSVP: Ms. Selinah Kaniki - / TEL: 604-715-3641

Lecture on 20 years of Democracy in SA: Legacy of Nelson Mandela
Date: 26 April 2014
Time: 14h00 0 16h00
Venue: Simon Fraser University, Harbour centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.
RSVP: Mr. David Chudnovsky -

20th Anniversary Freedom Day gala reception and dance
Date: 26 April 2014
Time: 18h30 - 24h00
Venue: Alice Mackay Room, Vancouver Public Library, Suite 302 – 345 Robinson Street, Vancouver, B.C.
RSVP: Ms. Selinah Kaniki - / TEL: 604-715-3641
Admission fee per person: $45 per ticket, and includes food, wine tasting and gift bag.
Please click here to order your ticket today

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Freedom in South Africa

Bringing together family and friends, for a fun filled day of activities, showcasing a wide spectrum of proudly South African made products, food and music. Come one, come all!

Date: 27 April 2014
Time: 12h30-16h00
Venue: Outdoor - Vancouver Art Gallery, North 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C.
RSVP: Ms. Selinah Kaniki - / TEL: 604-715-3641
Admission: Free

General Elections 2014 Update:

The voting station in Ottawa is at the South African High Commission, 15 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1M8. The voting station in Toronto is at Consulate General, 110 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 600, Toronto, M2N 6Y8.

Both voting stations will be open from 07h00 until 21h00 on 30th March 2014, and a passport AND green barcoded ID (or temporary ID) is required to vote.

Please note:
Only registered voters (those on the voters roll) who have completed VEC10 forms (notification of intention of vote abroad) within the set deadline of 12 March 2014 are eligible to vote.

Please also note:
Please be advised that by law it is not possible to vote abroad on any date other than 30 April 2014, and no exceptions will be made.

State of the Nation address
The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Zuma, delivered the State of the Nation address to Parliament yesterday, 13 February 2014.

“We continue to explore other sources of energy, in line with the Integrated Resource Plan for Energy. The development of petroleum, especially shale gas will be a game-changer for the Karoo region and the South African economy. Having evaluated the risks and opportunities, the final regulations will be released soon and will be followed by the processing and granting of licenses. We expect to conclude the procurement of nine thousand six hundred megawatts of nuclear energy.” - Jacob Zuma - Click here to read the complete speech.

You can also watch the video of the State of the Nation address by clicking here

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