Sizzle City Food and Wine Experience Foundation will on Saturday use its annual event to celebrate Africa Month with food, music and a cultural parade.
On Sunday, its soup kitchen will feed homeless people and drug addicts in Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal.
The foundation is also calling on African leaders to improve their countries’ economies to reduce economic migration on the continent.
It is also focussing on promoting peace in the SADC region.
The foundation’s spokesperson Pride Dube says: “It is not by a mistake that our event coincides with Africa Month celebrations, but it is because we wanted to use this day to encourage unity among Africans.
As citizens, we love each other and nothing brings us closer than music, food and dance. It is for that reason we are using this event to show our leaders that as Africans we love each other.”
May marks 59 years since the formation of the OAU:
This month marks 59 years since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
The OAU, now called the African Union, was formed in 1963.
The day was intended to celebrate the independence of African countries from the yoke of apartheid and colonialism.
In this month, African countries come together to celebrate the milestone achieved when the OAU was established more than half a century ago.
Throughout the month, countries celebrate the founding of the first union of African countries in 1963. But while acknowledging this milestone, questions have been raised about the unity of African countries.