Count down towards africa day 2013 celebration

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21 May 2013

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture mandated by the Provincial Government has chosen to use the commemoration of Africa Day as part of its social cohesion programme. MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha will spearhead Programmes building up to Africa Day raising awareness around issues of Xenophobia, gender based violence, rape, women and child abuse, drugs and substance abuse and lastly programmes of unity amongst  citizens of KwaZulu-Natal. These societal issues cannot be over-looked, therefore a dialogue is needed to address them and find ways to eradicate them from society.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture and the Education Department have given schools across the Province a chance to participate during Africa Day building programmes. Chosen schools have been given themes and topics to research on African countries. Debates, poetry, drama pieces, cultural dances and music are some of the activities that will be done as creative educational presentations.  The series of school based activities will provide a platform to forge closer links among African communities to promote social cohesion, build a common identity and a sense of belonging for all people of the continent. Build up programmes will form part of the normal classroom activities without disrupting learning and teaching at schools.

 “Civic education is a vital part of what we need to do to educate each other as citizens and raise awareness about the importance of Africa Day. We must all assist one another to understand the phenomenon of migration, the importance of unity amongst Africans and how others elsewhere in the world manage it to avoid misconceptions that manifest into prejudices against other fellow Africans” said MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha
“We also call upon communities, religious, civil society, media and other leaders of society to work together and use these celebrations to encourage a sense of unity- speak with one voice and it is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate our diversity”

For more information contact:
Lethukuthula Mtshali
Senior Manager: Communication
Cell phone: 081 0378 321
Email: mtshalil@gmail.com / mtshalil@kzndac.gov.za

Activities building up to Africa Day Celebration


DISTRICT

SCHOOLS INVITED/ PARTICIPATING

ACTIVITIES

DATES

STAKEHOLDERS

VENUE

Illembe

Woza Primary
Nsongansonga
Sabuyaze High
Nyamazane Primary
Mqungebe High
Sayizi-Ntuli Primary
Ukukhanyakwezwe High

Poetry
Debate
Dance
Indlamu
Dialogue

17 May 2013

DAC
DOE
Maphumulo Local  Municipality
Maphumulo LTT

Nyamazane Primary School Hall

Ethekwini  South

Bhekithembe HP
Bujani HP
Phila HP

Debates
Dialogue
Symposium
Dance
Music
Poetry

21 May 2013

DAC
DOE
LTT

Umlazi Bhekithemba

Ethekwini North

Rippon Primary
Charles Hugo Primary
Sydenham Primary
NPS Primary
David Landau Pre Primary
VN Naik School for the Deaf
Durban Mental and Coastal Health
Natal Blind and Deaf – Arthur Blaxall School for the Blind

Dialogue
Drama
Symposium
Presentations
Dance
Music
Cuisine Display

24 May 2013

DAC
DOE
David Landau Pre Primary
VN Naik School for the Deaf
Durban Mental and Coastal Health
Natal Blind and Deaf – Arthur Blaxall School for the Blind

St. Philomena Hospitality and Conference Centre

 

 

DISTRICT

 

SCHOOLS

 

VENUE/ACTIVITY

 

DATE

 

 

uMkhanyakude

 

  • Moses Zikhali High School
  • Impiyakhe High School

 

  • Mntanenkosi High School

In collaboration with Department of Education a well-articulated research activity will be selected and be presented during the planned events for inmates by school representatives. uMkhanyakude has the on-going Dialogues (VODs)

 

20 May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UThungulu

 

  • Richards Bay High school
  • Aquadene High school

 

  • Old mill High School

UThungulu District is having a performing arts event and awarding of certificates, In collaboration with Department of Education a well    research activity will be selected and be presented during the above event.

 

 

23  May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zululand

 

  • Zwelonke High school
  • Prince Dabulamanzi

 

  • Mqiniseni school

 

 

Ulundi OSS Task Team will be collaboratively staging  the Behavioural Change Campaign in Ward 14 eNhlungwane.The participating schools will present their research pieces during the above named Behavioural Change Campaign. 

 

21 May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT

SCHOOL/VENUE

ACTIVITY

DATE

SISONKE

Karl Malcomax High Ward 8 (Kokstad LM)

Nokweja High School (uBuhlebezwe
 LM)

Clydale High School Ward 16 (uMzimkhulu)

 

Addressing learners  on the  Africa Day,
Dialogues and debates on the Theme. Xenophobia, Teenage, Pregnancy, Rape, Women and Children abuse, Drugs and Substance abuse and National Symbols by DAC officials, Umzimkhulu, Kokstad and Ubuhlebezwe Mayors, OSS stakeholders and speakers from other African Countries

 

22 May 2013

 

23 May 2013

 

 

23 May 2013

UGU

Margate Middle School (HIBISCUS LM)

 

Marburg Secondary School( Hibiscus LM)

Siyaphambili High School (Kwa Machi)
(Umuziwabantu)

 

Addressing learners  on the  Africa Day,
Dialogues and debates on the Theme.

  • Xenophobia
  • Teenage pregnancy

 

  • Rape
  • Women and Children abuse

 

  • Drug and substance abuse
  • National Symbols by DAC Officials, OSS Stakeholders, Mayors, Community Leaders and Speakers from other African Countries.

22May 2013

 

 

23ay 2013

 

 

24May 2013

uMgungundlovu

Banqobile High School (Camperdown)

 

 

Nsikayethu High School (Imbali)

Eastwood High(Pietermaritzburg)

Debates, Motivations and dialogues on Africa day.
Xenophobia, Teenage pregnancy,
Rape, Drugs and Substance Abuse and National Symbols by Departmental officials, international representative, OSS representative and Local Municipality Mayor. Distribution of pamphlets.

22May 2013

 

 

 

23May 2013

 

24 May 2013