Glenhaven celebrates Africa Day

2017-06-08 06:02
Photo: suppliedPupils entertain guests at Glenhaven Secondary on Africa Day celebration.

Photo: suppliedPupils entertain guests at Glenhaven Secondary on Africa Day celebration.

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AFRICA Day is celebrated on May 25 throughout Africa, and since Thursday is a school holiday when Ascension Day is observed by Christians throughout the world, Glenhaven Secondary celebrated Africa Day on May 23 at their school assembly hall.

Special guest at the event was chief education superintendent Siyabonga Lushozi who was impressed with the programme put together by the teachers and pupils.

Pupils highlighted the significance of Africa Day explaining the history of the African continent which was colonised by the British, French, Portugese, and Dutch from Europe.

The first country to obtain independence in Africa was Ghana in 1954, thereafter all the other countries in Africa obtained their independence one by one after much civil strife and conflict.

South Africa was one of the last out of the 54 countries in Africa to obtain independence.

- Supplied.

 

 

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