Denis Goldberg and Andrew Mlangeni stood trial and were convicted of treason in 1964. They were sentenced to life in prison with Nelson Mandela.
On Saturday, Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform Mcebisi Skwatsha, accompanied by other government officials, visited them.
Goldberg said he wanted a return to the ideals that he and his fellow anti-apartheid activists strived for ahead of next year’s elections and following Jacob Zuma’s removal as president.
“We need to recognise what it is we fought for, and I’m very glad that we are now returning to those values.”