Africa Month







#Africa Month: A cultural and intellectual fanfare to remember

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“Africa’s story has been written by others; we need to own our problems and solutions and write our own story.” Paul Kamage, President of Rwanda. In May, the UFS celebrated the 59th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), where members of state undertook to coordinate and intensify their efforts to provide a better life for people in Africa. The commemoration of Africa Day takes a different theme each year. This year, under the theme ‘Celebrating African education as a conduit for African unity’, Read more...

Africa Month - Higher Education in Africa

2022 – A hybrid celebration of Africa Month

One Africa – Together Forever

Theme: Celebrating African education as a conduit for African unity

On 25 May 2022, Africa will celebrate the 59th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Since the establishment of the OAU and with the subsequent formation of the African Union (AU), member states have undertaken to coordinate and intensify their cooperation and efforts to achieve a better life for the people of Africa. They did so in awareness of the fact that – as the Cultural Charter for Africa states – “any people has the inalienable right to organise its cultural life in full harmony with its political, economic, social, philosophical, and spiritual ideas”.

The African (Banjul) Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Article 17, recognises that every individual shall have the right to education, and associates the intended realisation of this right with enabling individuals to participate freely in the cultural life of their communities. Read more...

Africa 2019

Africa 2022

Africa 2021


Faculty of the Humanities Africa Day Invite 25 May 2022

Africa Day Memorial Lecture
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"I am a Man" Book Launch
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UFS_Book Launch Digital Invite Dr Jerry Mofokeng

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