SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURE MINISTER LAUNCHES AFRICA MONTH CELEBRATIONS

PRETORIA, South African Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has officially launched the celebrations for Africa Month at the National Heritage Monument in Tshwane here.

"When we celebrate Africa, we are not celebrating race or colour, we are celebrating humanity. We are celebrating Africa because this continent is the cradle of humankind," Mthethwa said Wednesday.

Mthethwa invited Africans to be part of the celebrations and urged Africans to take time to know one another and learn one another's culture. He said Africa Month would help the government promote the African agenda and African values and ideas.

This year's celebrations will be in line with what government has termed "The Year of OR Tambo: Building Africa and a better world."

Africa Month celebrations will be taking place across the country and will include dialogues on discoloration, cultural festivities, and the Africa Day concert that will take place on the 25 of this month.

South Africans have also been urged to visit the National Heritage Monument in Tshwane where they will be able to see statues of heroes like Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, King Shaka, King Moshoeshoe and many more.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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