Africa Day event promotes use of three official languages
On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), through its Language Services unit, hosted an exciting Africa Day programme aimed at preserving oral history through storytelling in the three official languages of the Western Cape. The programme was held at the Weber Gedenk Primary School in Jamestown.
Renowned storytellers Elias Nel and Monde Gerald Myataza wowed the crowd with their performances and the excitement was visible in the enthusiastic support from learners, parents and teachers. Schools from Khayamandi, Franschoek, Pniel and Jamestown participated in the programme that will be executed on an annual basis.
Project manager Beaulla Stofile said: “The idea of storytelling is about sharing knowledge and preserving the history of our African people”.
DCAS hosts events where communities can get together and share their stories. Communities should support these events and participate. Let us celebrate our shared heritage BETTER TOGETHER.
Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9877