On Thursday 18 July 2019, the South African Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Her Excellency Ms N. R. Mosholi, hosted an event at the Hilton Hotel in Prague to mark South Africa’s 25th Freedom Day. The event also provided the Embassy with the opportunity to celebrate the 10th Nelson Mandela International Day as declared by the United Nations. The highlight of the Celebrations was the handing over of a violin, which was handmade by three young children of “Akord Kvint” from the town of Luby, to a talented child in South Africa. In her official address Ambassador Mosholi expressed her appreciation for this gesture and said it was proof of the special relationship in existence between the peoples of the Czech Republic and South Africa. The Czech Government was represented at the celebrations by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Martin Tlapa, who said that South Africa was the Czech Republic’s biggest trading partner on the African Continent and that both countries would continue to look at various ways to further strengthen relations through increased investment and bilateral trade as well as people-to-people diplomacy.