Africa Day 2018
|When:||Friday, 04 May 2018 - Friday, 04 May 2018|
|Where:||Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House Great Hall
Wits commemorates Africa Day 2018 early so that students and staff can participate in celebrating Africa's independence, freedom and liberation strife.
The Africa Day celebrations at Wits take place ahead of the annual May 25 activities which commemorate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963. The OAU was later renamed the African Union.
This year's keynote address will be delivered by Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, Kenyan scholar, pan-Africanist and advocate, on Friday, 4 May 2018, at 12:30. He will speak on the topic: Militarisation of democracy and democratic space: implication for higher education and engage in a panel discussion entitled, Revisiting militarisation of democracy and democratic space: implication for higher education at 14:00 with Wits academics Dr Dania Mupotsa and Dr Samuel Ravengai.
The Wits celebrations will conclude with an African Classics and Jazz Concert at 19:30 in the Great Hall. Nomthandazo Mkhize Solomon, a well-known figure in the South African classical music scene, will lead performers in this tribute to Mother Africa.
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