Minister Mthethwa launches Africa Month in Pretoria

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01 May 2017

The Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites media to the launch of Africa Month on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 at Fountains Valley, Pretoria under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World!.

The Month of May is recognised as Africa Month, to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, it was on this date that the 25 May was declared as Africa Day as a symbol of unity amongst all Africans.

The 2017 Africa Month programme key focal point will be on colloquia, creating discussion platforms for South Africans especially local communities to engage into a conversation within the broader theme of decolonisation. Activities for the whole month will be outlined at the launch.

Please note that the launch has been moved from 17h30 to 15h00. We apologise for any inconvenience we might have caused. The launch is scheduled as follows:

Date: 03 May 2017

Time: 15:00

Venue: Fountains Valley, Pretoria

Media RSVP: Madimetja Moleba: 012 441 3737 / 072 842 6594 /

Media enquiries: Teresa Magidela: 012 441 3626/0606017724/

For more information please contact Zimasa Velaphi: 072 172 8925/ Lisa Combrinck: 082 821 4886