Africa Month 2017

In May each year South Africa celebrates ‘Africa Month’, with an aim to promoting African arts and cultural goods and services, as well as intra-Africa trade. This year the line up of events includes the following:

  • !Kauru: Contemporary Art from Africa,  a visual celebration of African art
  • Gcgwala Ngamasiko, an intra-African multidisciplinary arts festival
  • Zakifo Music Festival
  • We Are Africa Film Festival
  • African Women Writers Symposium
  • Conference of the South African Cultural Observatory
Abafazi Bengoma (Women and Song) by Sibusiso Duma
Abafazi Bengoma (Women and Song) by Sibusiso Duma

The African Art Centre in Florida Road will also be celebrating Africa Month with an exhibition entitled, I Am an African, a nod to former president Thabo Mbeki’s speech that he gave on the occasion of the passing of the new Constitution. The exhibition features a wonderful collection of local KZN artists, including Jabulani Cele, Sibusiso Duma and Zakhele Hlabisa.

For more information on Africa Month visit the Department of Arts and Culture’s website:


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