Africa fashion shines as T’mbelihle joins the party

2015-06-04 06:01


It was fun and games when Thembelihle Senior Secondary School in Town Two, Khayelitsha hosted their Africa Day event on Monday 25 May. 

PHOTO: 
Mandla MAhashe

It was fun and games when Thembelihle Senior Secondary School in Town Two, Khayelitsha hosted their Africa Day event on Monday 25 May. PHOTO: Mandla MAhashe

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Thembelihle Senior Secondar school in Khayelitsha used the occassion of celebrtating Africa Day with a display of the different fashions emanating from the continent.

According to teacher Noluthando Teyi, this was to show the community that not only should fellow Africans be tolerated, but be celebrated as well.

“We decided to dress in different costumes that represent various countries to show our support.

It is also to show that fellow Africans are not that different from us,” said Teyi.

Teyi said that Africans can learn a lot from one another and that is the lesson to be learnt by the pupils.

Another teacher Nombuyiselo Hlomela said that the community needed to dig deep within itself to revive the spirit of ubuntu.

“It really is sad that in incidents such as the xenophobic attacks it is the youth that are used as the perpetrators of violence.

We need to educate these young children on the importance of other Africans and what they offer,” she said.

She added that ignorance was a major problem and often the cause of such incidents in communities.

“There is this notion that it is only Africans that come here in order to do business or in search of a better life when in fact some South Africans are working and running business in African countries,” she said.

Local councillor Mthwalo Mkutshwana urged the pupils to refrain from engaging in illegal and violent behaviour against foreigners.

“There is nothing to gain from looting and terrorising people from other countries.

Today let us and celebrate other African,” he said. Africa day was declared in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity, which today is known as the African Union

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