CUT Africa Day Commemoration

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CUT Africa Day Commemoration

Africa Day 2024 marks the 61st anniversary of the historic establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963, now known as the African Union (AU). 

In commemorating this month, the university hosted several activities to raise awareness of the multicultural diversity within the university, encouraging students to appreciate and learn more about our heritage and the different cultures on our campuses. 

•     Early this month, the university hosted a lecture on African spirituality and economic self-reliance with Mr. Zwelibanzi Nsingiza as the keynote speaker. The session highlighted the interconnectedness of spiritual heritage and economic independence for sustainable development.

•     The 'Taste of Africa' event on 8 May 2024 was a vibrant celebration of the diverse African cultures. It was a feast for the senses and an interactive experience featuring local cuisines from South Africa, Nigeria, Lesotho, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Botswana, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in Africa's rich flavours and traditions.

•     The Africa Day Soccer Tournament on May 10, 2024, brought together international and local students, fostering companionship and healthy competition, uniting our diverse student body, and promoting inclusivity at our university.

•     Today, May 24, 2024, we hosted a Lecture on Understanding Africa We Seek to Lead and Unlocking Research Potential towards Vision 2030 with Prof. Chitja Twala. The discussion focused on strategic pathways for leadership and research to drive Africa towards a prosperous and innovative future. Prof. Twala, a leading expert in African development, shared insights on Africa's key challenges and opportunities, emphasising the role of universities in contributing to Africa's development through research and innovation.

Tomorrow, the CUT community will join millions of Africans from the continent and worldwide to commemorate this day under the theme Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality, and Relevant Learning in Africa.  

Celebrating Africa Day at CUT is a powerful affirmation of our commitment to the continent's future.  For our students, it is an important platform to share a piece of their heritage and a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving our diversity. 

As we build a university community that is aware, engaged, and ready to lead Africa's journey towards Vision 2030, we are steadfast in our commitment to creating an academic environment that embraces cultural diversity within our campuses. This commitment is not just about enriching the CUT's educational experience, but about contributing to Africa’s development through research and innovation, inspiring hope and a sense of purpose in our community.

Uploaded: 24 May 2024
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