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2014 Africa Week Festival in Yeoville Bellevue


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Last year, the 25th May marked the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity and the institution of Africa Day, and this year, South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy.

With the view of celebrating these two events and consolidating African solidarity, the 2014 Africa Week Festival proposes a week long programme of reflections around these thematics and the promotion of Human Rights and Social Cohesion.


The festival, which takes place from 17 to 25 May in Yeoville Bellevue, also aims to combat all forms of discrimation including racism, sexism and Xenophobia, and also to celebrate the Africa Day and to promote a dynamic link between the continental body and communities on the ground.

The celebration will showcase the richness and diversity of African Culture in carnival, songs, dances, music, arts, craft, clothing, exhibition and food.

The week-long celebrations around Africa Day will take place in various venues in Yeoville Bellevue - a Pan-African destination in South Africa. On the last day, the festivities will include live music including the performance of Burkinabe rapper Smarty, 2013 RFI Discoveries Award Winner.


Programme

17 May from 07am: 2008 Xenophobic Attacks Commemoration

18 May from 10am: Social Cohesion message from the FBOs

19 May from 10am: Workshop on Women Rights' Day 1

20 May from 10am: Workshop on Women Rights' Day 2

21 May from 10am: Workshop on access to Health 

22 May from 09am: Public Dialogue: Reflection on 20 years of Democracy in South Africa and Struggles from around the continent.

23 May from 09am: Launch of African solidarity Caravan (from Cape Town to Cairo)

24 May from 06am: Media campaign and mobilisation

25 May from 09:00am: Africa Day celebrations (including a kids playground).

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