“As a testament to its growth and maturity, the University of the Free State (UFS) will celebrate Heritage Month during September by hosting a series of cultural events.”
According to the UFS, the institution is embarking on a “transformative journey, aiming to redefine itself by 2034 as an outstanding institution in South Africa, earning recognition from both peers and society”.
Locals can look forward to a theatrical adaptation of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi that is directed by Moagi Modise.
“This choice reflects the deep commitment to the shared African heritage of the South African communities and pays tribute to Plaatje’s pioneering role in the New African Movement, advocating for social justice and gender equality.”
The UFS will debut the iGwijo Festival this weekend. “This festival emphasises that the process of renaming was underpinned by discussions about the university’s values and its diverse communities. It has become an opportunity to co-create new songs, symbols, and cultural elements within student residences, fostering a richer and more inclusive campus culture.”
Theatre Production: Mhudi
22 September: 16:00 in the Centenary Complex Hall
iGwijo Festival and Ntate Stunna
23 September: 14:00-23:30, Callie Human Centre
The festival is open to the public tickets cost R20.
Compiled by Gypseenia Lion