Africa Day jols spread to far corners of campus

31 May 2010

Africa Day celebrationsAfrica Day celebrations on 25 May resounded even in the more remote corners of the university.

Determined to play their part, the Properties & Services team at Shell Court, including managers Chris Briers, Mohamed Omar and Fahmza Jaffar, turned up for duty in their finest African threads.

Organiser Terisa Brandt said their off-campus location in Mowbray means they miss out on many of the activities on upper campus. But on this occasion they pulled out the stops, with African delicacies from the far south: milk tart, samoosas and even boerie (boerewors) rolls, cooked up by Justin de Klerk.

"We had dancing, and some of the ladies showed off their traditional dress," reported Brandt.

"We are a diverse department and this created an opportunity to learn something new about each other's culture - and build team spirit. It's also prompted us to plan our next event on Heritage Day."

Sadly, not one of the nattily attired staffers entered the university-wide best-dressed competition.

"The excitement [here] was overwhelming, and we forgot about the competition!" said Brandt.

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