Over a thousand people gathered at Pacofs to celebrate Africa Month on Tuesday.
Free State Legislature Speaker, Mamiki Qabathe, led the celebrations through her key note address.
The Sand du Plessis theater played host to an array of cultural exhibitions and performances.
Legendary Jazz musician, Peter Nthwane, and singer, Thoko Nogabe, treated the audience to a medley of indigenous performances alongside other local artists.
Nogabe says such events should take place more often and it is especially important to educate the youth about the various cultures found on the African continent.
“I wish we could have this each and every year because it unites us as Africans. With such events I would really appreciate it if they invite more schools so that they come and experience this,” she says.
The theme for this year is ‘Building a better Africa and a Better World’.
Other guests in attendance included traditional healers, inter-faith based organisations, artists as well as dignitaries from other African countries.