25 May marks Africa Day – a moment for the continent to pause, reflect,
commemorate and celebrate our common identity, and to promote the African
agenda that embraces peace and stability, democracy, non-racial, non-sexist,
unity and prosperity.
This year’s Africa day will be celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating 25
years of Democracy: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. The
Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR)
encourages the people of the Free State Province to celebrate and embrace
this important day in various forms that reflect all aspects of our culture,
tradition and heritage as Africans.
As a department, we continue to inculcate a culture of unity and cohesion
through various programmes that we stage. It is our conviction that Africa Day
should serve as a platform that unites all citizens across cultural and racial
groups. Indeed, we heed the call to celebrate and unite in our diversity as a
people. Let us all dress up in our best African gear and join this year’s
celebrations,” stated the Head of the Department for Sport, Arts, Culture and
Recreation, Mr Stanley Malope.