South Africans urged to participate in Africa month

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pretoria – Cabinet has encouraged South Africans, especially the youth, to work together to strengthen their participation in the affairs of the country during Africa Month. 

The month of May is Africa Month - which will culminate in Africa Day on 24 May 2015, at the Mamelodi Campus of the University of Pretoria.

President Jacob Zuma will lead the celebrations under the theme: “We are Africa – Opening the doors of learning and culture from Cape to Cairo”.

Acting Cabinet Spokesperson Phumla Williams on Thursday said Africa Month is a platform to promote unity amongst African nations and fellow African brothers and sisters residing in South Africa.

“The unity of the continent is driven through the African Union’s programmes to attain its vision as articulated in the Agenda 2063.  The continent guided by its citizens will strive for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa.

“Africa day also presents an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better Africa and a better world," said Williams.

She explained that the Africa month theme “We are Africa” is a declaration and celebratory statement of pride, which fosters inclusivity from all role-players and stakeholders.

“It is also a call to action for individuals and groups from all backgrounds and walks of life to join the movement for change,” she said. –