Africa Month








Amid great fanfare, colour, and song, the South Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) kicked off Africa Month in celebration of education on the African continent.

Delivering welcoming remarks on behalf of Dr Marinkie Madiope – the South Campus Principal – was Poloko Masuelele, Assistant Director heading the Curriculum Design and Development Unit on the South Campus. “The African continent is suffering a great deal of challenges, including the scourges of malnutrition and strained delivery of basic education. How revolutionary would it be if we could simultaneously eradicate these vices by... Read More...

Education on the African continent focus of UFS Africa Month celebrations

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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


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

Modern African Soundscapes
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Africa ConcertDF

The African Languages Press Launch
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