It was at Liliesleaf that the overthrow of the apartheid regime was discussed, and where the leaders of the liberation movement took refuge in their struggle for a non-racial, just, united and democratic South Africa.
Today, it is a site of memory celebrating the long journey to democracy in South Africa, a journey that is still ongoing. For a key struggle today is the struggle against forgetting.
Why an exhibition on the role of the EU?
This exhibition on the European Union’s contribution to South Africa’s liberation forms part of a series of international solidarity exhibitions at Liliesleaf. These exhibitions are the expression of Liliesleaf’s commitment to ensuring that the role of international solidarity in the fight for freedom and justice is not forgotten.