Africa Day

09 June 2008

Tradition: Dancers from the Ubuntu Theatre, all part of UCT's Africa Day celebrations.

Several celebrations took place at UCT in the run-up to Africa Day on 25 May.

The Faculty of Commerce's programme on 23 May included visual, verbal and musical arts. Titled Making a Difference, the faculty's celebrations focused on social conscience, respecting diversity, celebrating unity and reclaiming humanity.

Representatives from HIV/AIDS Coordination - UCT (HAICU), the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) as well as the Children's Institute and other HIV/AIDS organisations were also invited to help spread awareness.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to Bishop Paul Verryn of the

Central Methodist Church, who feeds and provides shelter to displaced and victimised refugees.

An anti-xenophobia and violence petition was circulated for signatures and will be sent to the President, and the Ministers of Foreign and Home Affairs.

The International Academic Programmes Office also held celebrations on 23 May. Their programme was student - centred, with UCT students participating in entertainment such as praise singing, poetry and Marimba music.

In turn, the Centre for African Studies hosted a concert featuring music, poetry and dance performances, as well as a seminar on the Timbuktu library.

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