UP celebrates Africa Day on 19 May 2015

Posted on May 15, 2015

Africa Day will be celebrated on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus on 19 May 2015. Hosted by the African Union Student Alliance at the University of Pretoria (UP), the programme includes a range of cultural activities such as poetry, choral music, traditional dancing and addresses by some prominent speakers.

Africans around the continent and the world celebrate Africa Day on 25 May to commemorate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union (AU)) in 1963. The AU is at the centre of the continent’s renewal process, aimed at making a break with a past that was characterised by political instability, poverty and underdevelopment.

The theme of this year’s Africa Day is ‘Awaken the senses: social and political expressions in art’. True to the theme, this day will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the people of Africa through various forms of art, such as visual and performance art.     

The programme will commence at 17:30 at the Plant Sciences Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Advocate Mojanku Gumbi of the Pretoria Bar. Students and UP community members are invited to take part in this celebration of Africa Day.

For more information, contact ausa.tuks@gmail.


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- Author Department of University Relations

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