On Monday 25 May 2015, Premier Helen Zille will address and take part in the Western Cape Government’s Africa Day celebrations.
Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May 2015 throughout the world to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) in 1963. The celebrations reinforce African solidarity, unity in diversity, highlight creativity, challenges and successes, as well as the cultural and economic potential of the continent. It is also a platform for the continent to engage and build ger networks and partnerships at various levels across national and international boundaries.
There will be a series of events running at the Artscape Theatre throughout the day, which will include performances from Muziek Sensation, a Young African Entrepreneur Networking seminar hosted by Minister Alan Winde and a showcase of the grade 12 isiXhosa set-work play, Amaza by ZS Qangule. This will be concluded by a series of TEDX talks on the topic: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa
Speakers participating in these talks include: Dr Tindile Booi, Dr Gubela Mji, Prof Shadreck Chirikure, Joseph Wamicha, Paul Mesarcik, Prof Robert van Zyl and Dr Llewellyn Padayachy.
Some of the talk themes covered will include: The lost voices of HIV positive children (transmission from mother to child), and how we can respond and How do we facilitate evidence-to-action in the disability field as so as to impact the real change in the quality of life of people with disabilities (PWDs) in Africa.
For a full profile of the speakers and their topics, you can visit: www.tedxtablemountain.org
African delegations from various neighbouring countries will be attending the celebrations.
Premier Zille will also be opening the event and will also be attending the TEDX talks in the evening.
Media are invited to attend the celebrations – a full programme is attached.
For media purposes, please be informed that the Premier’s Welcome Address will take place at 13h30 on the day.
Kindly contact Michael Mpofu for any media related arrangements.
Date: Monday 25 May 2015
Venue: Artscape Theatre
Premier Zille’s address time: 13h30
Issued by: Western Cape Office of the Premier
Source : South African Government