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The department will create discussion platforms for South Africans, in particular local communities, to engage in conversations on Africa’s past, present and future

Celebrating Africa Day on the 25th May, the whole of Africa

THE NORTHERN Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is celebrating Africa Month 2019 by promoting and supporting the preservation and revival of indigenous languages.

The department will create discussion platforms for South Africans, in particular local communities, to engage in conversations on Africa’s past, present and future, to foster solidarity and to build unity. Africa Day 2019 will be commemorated today under the theme “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy: Building a Better Africa and a Better World.”

Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Frances Baard District will facilitate a dialogue involving foreign nationals living in the Jankempdorp and Ganspan areas, members of the Platfontein-based !Xun and Khwe community and the local black and white communities. The dialogue will be centred around the support, revival and preservation of indigenous languages. The event will be preceded by indigenous games involving all guests which will be held at Hartsvaal Primary School in Ganspan.

The department’s Pixley ka Seme District office will celebrate the day on Wednesday, May 29 at the Youth Precinct in De Aar. The departmental officials will be accompanied by African brothers and sisters from the continent to showcase their Africanness through attire, music, dance and African cuisine.

The John Taolo Gaetsewe District office in Kuruman yesterday engaged in cultural programmes, dialogue and sporting activities.

Officials in the ZF Mgcawu District will engage in cultural dialogue involving various cultural groups. The district will also showcase food cuisine and cultural exhibition at the Oranje Kalahari Museum.

DSAC officials at head office will converge on the AR Abass Stadium where they will showcase their patriotism by dressing up in their African attire. Officials will be given time to prepare unique African cuisine and indulge in a song and dance to demonstrate their love for the continent.

This year’s celebrations coincide with the commemoration of 25 Years of Democracy and 23 years of existence of the Constitution and will be used to reflect on the achievements of the past 25 years.