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Western Cape Celebrates Africa Day

22 May 2014

The Western Cape Government pays tribute to Africa’s rich heritage, diverse languages, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds this weekend when it hosts a series of events to commemorate Africa Day celebrated annually on 25 May.

On Friday, 23 May 41 African Sport medallists which include amongst others Algerian Chess Champion, Khadidja Latchre and Madagascan karate Champion, Hilalane Varara  will be honoured at a brunch hosted by the outgoing Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer. Seth-Riley Adams the current Under 8 African Chess Champion and Sailing Champion George Divaris will also be acknowledged for their contribution to Sport on the African continent.

For more information contact: Lyndon Bouah on lyndon.bouah@westerncape.gov.za or 071 361 1306.

On Saturday, 24 May the Annual Artscape Africa Day Concert will be held at the Artscape Theatre. This year’s concert will feature a kaleidoscope of talent, including The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, The Libertas Choir, Bongani Sotshononda’s Indigenous Orchestra, Potseletso Sejosingoe, as well as representative acts from Angola and Morroco.

For more details contact Ulrich Absolom on ulrich.absolom@icaris.co.za or 021 933 6400/ 082 222 4829.

The celebrations conclude on Monday, 26 May with the Western Cape Government and Western Cape Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (WESGRO) hosting a “Doing Business in Africa” seminar. A number of African countries will be represented at the seminar, which will focus on future areas of collaboration. In order to maximise trade and tourism and attract investment into the province, the Western Cape Government developed a new International Relations Strategy last year. One of the regions identified in the strategy for future partnerships and increased business links is Africa. This seminar will contribute towards us achieving this objective.

For more details contact Michael Gamwo at email: michael@wesgro.co.za or 082 434 5740/ 021 487 8623.

Media are invited to attend all of these events.

Media Enquiries: 

Daniel Johnson
Spokesperson for Minister Meyer
Tel: 021 483 3261
Cell: 079 990 4231
E-mail: daniel.johnson@westerncape.gov.za