May 23 2023 at 11:45
The Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation will hold Africa Day Celebrations in
Nkomazi and Mbombela on the 25 and 26 May respectively.
Africa Day is celebrated annually on the 25th May in recognition of the formation of the
Organisation of African Unity (AOU) a precursor to the African Union (AU).
The MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation Ms Thandi Shongwe explained the purpose of
these celebrations "The purpose of Africa Day festivities is to foster a sense of African
solidarity, inclusivity, and cultural heritage. This is meant to bring all Africans together in an
effort to highlight that our strength lies in our unity as one people."
There will be diverse exhibitions, featuring traditional forms of performance art such as
music, dance, and poetry in both events.

The events are scheduled as follows:

Nkomazi Africa Day Celebration

Date: 25 May 2023
Venue: Block B Community Hall, Nkomazi Municipality
Time: 10H00

Mbombela Africa Day Celebration

Date: 26 May 2023
Venue: Riverside Government Complex Sports Field

Time: 08H00

Media is invited on both events.