This is what M&G readers said on Twitter about what freedom means to them.
I am not prosecuted for being me; instead I am protected and encouraged to excel.
#MyFreedom is engraved. History won't let me forget what a gift my freedom is. To do what I want when I want, isipho leso [that's a gift].
#MyFreedom is a president who holds his middle finger up to the people while he stands in the pig troughs of corruption.
Free of corruption, free of men filled with self-centered greed. Free of crime against women and children.
#MyFreedom [is] looking all people in the eye and being able to say: "My right to life is just as important as yours."
#MyFreedom: It means I must be sober when I vote & must never make a mistake of voting for the ANC again.
#MyFreedom: It never feels like something important until it's infringed on, like when I'm being censored.
#MyFreedom means being an educated young woman and having platforms to be in leadership.
Being able to enjoy my constitutional and human rights. Unfortunately not yet happening for all in South Africa.
#MyFreedom means the security for my family & me in all areas: physical, psychological, environmental & health security.
#MyFreedom means being able to raise our children in a safe, hygienic & affordable country where accountability is a norm!
Not being taken [for an idiot] by politicians.
#MyFreedom allows me to spoil my vote if no party represents me.
#MyFreedom to enjoy the right to call the president a thief while [he's] resenting the fact that it's true.
As a woman and a mother: the liberty to work is something I value highly. My potential is fulfilled.
Our freedom creates the opportunity to help some exceptional township tradesmen [and women] to create their own financial freedom.
Freedom means flipping the bird to the presidential motorcade.
#MyFreedom means having access to justice, without fear of unfair discrimination, no matter who I am. And sans bribes too.
My freedom means nothing without our forefathers' land and better houses for all.
Being able 2 express my opinion without limitations & being able 2 VOTE, which many of our ancestors couldn't do.
'94 changed fokol for me, nothing substantial ... numbers don't lie!
Growing up in apartheid SA, with #MyFreedom I can do things my parents could only dream about; it means every thing to me.
#MyFreedom [means] being able to make conscious decisions about my life, being able to set goals and achieve them. Simple Living. Freedom in fewer than 140 characters