25 May 2020 | Story Amanda Tongha | Photo Destiny Careers/ Jeffrey Rikhotso
Prof Puleng LenkaBula

The University of the Free State (UFS) will join millions around the world in observing Africa Day on 25 May 2020. Staff and students can look forward to the following event.  

Watch live on television: Prof Puleng LenkaBula delivering the National Heritage Council Africa Day Lecture on 25 May 2020

In line with its vision ‘for a nation proud of its African heritage’, the National Heritage Council is observing Africa Day with a special lecture delivered by Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs, and Community Engagement at the University of the Free State. 

The Africa Day address will be broadcast live on television today (25 May 2020) at 21:15.  

Staff and students of the UFS can follow the address on Newzroom Afrika on DStv channel 405. 

Commemorating the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) in 1963, Prof LenkaBula’s lecture will focus on ‘Africa, Pandemics and Health Systems – what does the future hold?’ With much of the world’s attention on COVID-19, Prof LenkaBula will share her perspective on the pandemic, focusing on ethics, endogenous knowledge systems, and heritage. 

The National Heritage Council, a statutory body within the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, is responsible for the preservation of the country’s heritage. Since its inception on 26 February 2004, it has managed to place heritage as a priority for nation building and national identity.

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