16 May 2017

South Africa: MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi Launches Culture Thursdays in Empangeni, 18 May

press release

Arts and Culture MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi to officially launch Culture Thursdays

KwaZulu-Natal Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC Mrs Bongiwe Sithole -Moloi will on Thursday the 18th of May 2017 officially launch "Cultural Thursdays" at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU), KwaDlangezwa Campus in Empangeni.

The provincial drive coincides with Africa Month and is aimed at cultivating the culture of knowing your culture and roots while exposing the citizens to other cultures thereby promoting social cohesion.

The event will be attended by different cultural groups from across the province and beyond the borders of South Africa including but not limited our fellow Africans.

MEC Sithole-Moloi will kick off the day by leading a one kilometre parade of multi-cultural performances to the venue of the event.

Institutions of higher learning including Durban University of Technology and University of KwaZulu-Natal will send their delegations to participate while UNIZULU is hosting this groundbreaking event.

MEC Sithole-Moloi said the launch will serve as a springboard where people will develop appetite to know and engage one another and appreciate diverse cultures while preserving their own.

"We are pleased that the launch occurs during the year of our late Stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo, who fought tirelessly for the country that belongs to all who live in it regardless of their origin or colour of their skin," said the charismatic MEC Sithole-Moloi.

MEC Sithole-Moloi quoted words of OR Tambo where he said, "We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity."

Issued by: KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture

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