WATCH LIVE: Freedom Day celebrations in Bloemfontein
Ramaphosa, who took office in February with promises to jump-start the economy and stamp out graft, had been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing a stadium crowd on the significance of 24 years of democracy.
Live stream courtesy of SABC.
This year’s celebrations at the Dr Rantli Molemela Stadium recognise the roles Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu played in the struggle for freedom.
The government says freedom can only be realised through radical socio-economic transformation.