Mthethwa calls for unity in Africa

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Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has called for unity among the people of the African continent.

Mthethwa officially launched the national Africa Month at the Artscape in Cape Town on Wednesday, under the theme “The year of Nelson Mandela, Building a better Africa and a Better World.”

The Africa month programme also celebrates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, later to become the Africa Union.

In an interview, Mthethwa says Africa Month is an important government programme which started four years ago.

“It is important to emphasise the point that Africa and Africans should know that their duty is to unite. It is to integrate the continent itself. What was started by our forbearers in the Organisation of African Unity should find reflection today on the challenges of today which is by and large about the economy, the social and cultural integration of the continent.”