9 May 2022

Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Nathi Mthethwa today officially launched Africa Month in Midrand Johannesburg.

Africa month celebrates Africa’s strong cultural identity and common heritage. Africa Day event is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was founded on 25 May 1963. It is the precursor of the African Union (AU).

Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent face.

In his address Minister Nathi Mthethwa said” this year’s Africa Month edition is celebrated under the theme: The Year of Nutrition: Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on The African Continent. We have unwavering commitment to an understanding that strengthening resilience in nutrition & food security on the African continent for a better world, depends on land.

South African community, Heads of Mission from the different Embassies in Pretoria, and People from different African countries attended the Africa Month launch.

Image credit: Department of Arts and Culture




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