ANC, Documents

[Attached] The Freedom Charter – “The people shall govern!”

The Freedom Charter was the statement of core principles of the South African Congress Alliance, which consisted of the African National Congress (ANC) and its allies – the South African Indian Congress, the South African Congress of Democrats and the Coloured People’s Congress.

The Freedom Charter declares that:

  • The people shall govern
  • All national groups shall have equal rights
  • The people shall share in the country`s wealth
  • The land shall be shared among those who work it
  • All shall be equal before the law
  • All shall enjoy equal human rights
  • There shall be work and security
  • The doors of learning and culture shall be opened
  • There shall be houses, security and comfort
  • There shall be peace and friendship

 

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