On the 27 of April 1994 nearly 20 million South Africans queued for hours in a dignified presence to vote in the first Democratic Elections of the country. This date officially marked the end of Apartheid and voted Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s first democratically elected president..
This day is celebrated every year in South Africa as Freedom Day.
To mark the 20th anniversary of this historic date, two photographers Antonia Venturini and Corinne Gans, are going to take the road on March 2014 on the Peace and Unity Tour. On this journey, 4200 km across Southern Africa on a scooter, they will engage with people and communities along the way to recollect that date and celebrate the spirit of Freedom.
They have chosen the theme of Peace and Unity to celebrate the legacy of Mr. Nelson Mandela, on whose spirit of reconciliation the New South Africa was born.
On the 27th April 2014, after more than 4200 km on the road with a scooter, they will meet at the Cradle of Humankind with other fellow scooterists and do the last leg of the journey to reach Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg. The journey will be completed with an (inter)national Reiki session –
a healing session to South Africa.
“We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be peace for all” – Nelson Mandela
Peace and Unity Tour
Southern Africa -