Exhibition to show UN efforts to end apartheid

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Brand South Africa and the United Nations (UN) will host a six-month exhibition to educate communities about the contribution made by the UN in assisting South Africa to fight apartheid and achieve liberation.

The exhibition will take place at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg from 19 October 2017 to 31 April 2018.

“Brand South Africa will get an opportunity to be part of the consolidation, commemoration and preservation of the historical memory of the  apartheid and the role played by the UN,” said Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Stakeholders, Mpumi Mabuza.

The exhibition will be launched prior to UN Day, which is on 24 October 2017, with the sole purpose of educating South Africans and international communities about the contributions made by the UN in assisting South Africa to fight apartheid and achieve liberation.

This exhibition will also enjoy a life beyond its six months, as it is envisioned that it will travel to other countries. The exhibition will be one that tells a historical but also contemporary story through the use of audio-visual material.

“It is imperative that South Africans are reminded that the country’s freedom is attributed to many other African nations, whose role in supporting South Africa through its dark days led towards its found liberation. We look forward to the exhibition and call on all citizens to come share and engage,” said Mabuza.

South Africa was one of the original 51 founding members of the UN, which came into existence on 24 October 1945. Since its inception, the membership of the organisation has grown to 193 States. In South Africa, the UN is committed to enhancing the performance and impact of the UN system in contributing to the development of South Africa. – SAnews.gov.za

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