Arts and Culture to host Africa Month Parade to celebrate Africa Month in Port Elizabeth

602X752-INSTAThe Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will host a cultural parade showcasing various colourful cultures from the African continent in Port Elizabeth on 28 May 2016 as part of Africa Month Celebrations. This will be followed by the African Queens Legends Festival Prayer on 29 May 2016 at Lillian Ngoyi Community Sport Centre from 13h00-22h00.

Celebrated under the theme, “Building a Better Africa and a Better World” the Month of May marks Africa Month to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963.

Africa Month acknowledges the progress that we, as Africans, have made in the continent in addressing collectively the challenges that we face such as armed conflict, climate change, and poverty.

Termed the Festival of Ideas, Africa Month celebrations feature aspects of African culture, creative expression such as music and performances, historical inheritance, architecture, language, food and practices.

South Africa reaffirm its support for the AU’s Agenda 2063 and commit itself in the implementation of the vision and plan to build a better Africa.

As the continent celebrates Africa Month, let us reach out to one another as an African nation eager to build a better Africa and a better world.

Members of the Media are invited as follows:

Event: Africa Month Parade

Date: Saturday 28 May 2016

Time: 09h00

Venue: Vuyisile Mini Square in Port Elizabeth (starting from Govan Mbeki Street)

Event: African Queens Legends Festival

Date: 29 May 2016

Venue: Lillian Ngoyi Community Sport Centre

Time: 13h00-22h00

Media RSVPS: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba MthutthuzeliN@dac.gov.za/ 074 478 4681, Siphokazi Nogaya; lambisto@gmail.com /0827440426 & Jerry Ndudula; Kolekile.ndudula@ecsrac.gov.za /0825785998

Media Enquires: Teresa Magidela TeresaM@dac.gov.za/ 060 601 7724

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

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