Find out who you are at Africa Day

  • Posted: May 23, 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in partnership with Iziko Museums, will be celebrating Africa Day by presenting exhibitions and performances at the Iziko South African  Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Road Cape Town. Africa Day, which is held on 25 May 2012, serves as a celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. Today the OAU is known as the African Union (AU). This organisation is meant to lend a helping hand to the troubles that Africa face and encourage the people that there is still hope.

The theme for Africa Day is “What is my most treasured object that shows who I am? How would I like my story to be preserved for future generations?” Iziko Museums will combine the Africa and International Museum Day celebrations. Various workshops, performances and exhibitions form the entertainment for the day. The workshop includes a Poetry and Creative Writing activity in which participants are invited to bring along their most treasured object that best describes who they are. The performances include Mbali Vilakazi, Bulelwa Basse, Angelo Van Wyk (DJ Thee Angelo), Rainbow Arts Organisation, Indigenous Music Group and Toni Stuart. Their entertainment would vary between poetry, music and dancing.

People are heartily invited to attend this event that symbolizes a time when the lives of the people in Africa have changed for the better. The entertainment of the day would start at 10:00 and end at 15:00.

DCAS, in conjunction with Iziko Museums, encourages the participation and attendance of the public in an effort to create social inclusion. The theme of Africa Day and the activities at the Iziko South African Museum aims to bring together the people to celebrate this memorable day. There is a piece of Africa in each and every one of us and this should be remembered on Africa Day.

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