Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg, is Liliesleaf. Once the nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders; today Liliesleaf is one of South Africa’s foremost, award-winning heritage sites, where the journey to democracy in South Africa is honoured.

Recognised as one of South Africa’s leading heritage sites, Liliesleaf opened to the public in June 2008 and has since attracted thousands of local and international visitors, eager to understand and engage with a pivotal period in South Africa’s liberation struggle. The museum pays testimony to the many lives that changed the political landscape of this country and through its educational programmes, appeals to younger audiences to face today’s challenges with creative enthusiasm.

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Liliesleaf’s 50th Anniversary Event was a success for Black Snow. The 11th of July 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Raid on Liliesleaf in Rivonia. It was a great honour for Black Snow Projects & Events to be selected over numerous event management companies to manage the Gala Dinner to commemorate and mark this historically prestigious event.

In remembrance of this significant incident, 120 VVIPs gathered at Liliesleaf on the 11th of July for a Gala dinner and an evening of reflection, memories and thought. Among the dignitaries attending were President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, three of the surviving four Rivonia Trialists, Sir Bob Hepple, who was one of three remaining survivors arrested on the day of the raid, and family members.

Observing strict security and safety protocols, the Black Snow Projects & Events team worked diligently to create a flawless experience. We’re pleased to have delivered an impressive evening for those who worked tirelessly and selflessly during the struggle to bring about the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted today. At Black Snow Projects & Events, we’ve gained the experience to manage important milestone events.

Number of People: 250

Location: Liliesleaf in Rivonia