Africa Day is all about culture

2015-05-28 06:01
Some of the delegates at the Africa Day build up celebrations at Tongaat Secondary School.Photo: kaveel singh

Some of the delegates at the Africa Day build up celebrations at Tongaat Secondary School.Photo: kaveel singh

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PUPILS and teachers at Tongaat Secondary School enjoyed an interactive educational session with the Africa Day committee last Friday.

The committee, which consists of various artistic representatives, saw members from countries such as Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo in attendance.

Africa Day is the annual commemoration on 25 May of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

Welcoming guests and dignitaries at the school, principal Rajen Singh highlighted the importance of understanding the rest of Africa.

“Africa Day is vital for us all and we should understand that there are many different interesting countries throughout this beautiful continent. This event hopes to bring different angles and help us all understand the diversity of our continent.”

Singh also made it clear that xenophobia had no place in the South African culture.

“I want our guests, who are very wonderful and understanding people to know that there have been no incidents of xenophobia in Tongaat. Most of the great developing countries that picked themselves up did so with immigrants. Just look at Australia and New Zealand.”

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