Oliewenhuis Art Museum celebrates Africa Day


As South Africa is celebrating Africa Day today, Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Education Officer, Yolanda de Kock, will be telling residents about the fantastic work of Lucky Sibiya, with  special focus on his Umabatha-series.

According to a statement by the museum, the series is based on Welcome Msomi’s version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, titled Umabatha, which was adapted to 19th century Zulu history, covering the story of King Shaka and King Dingane.

Everyone is welcome to view the talk, which is available on the museum’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum/

The statement further explains that on 25 May 1963 Africa made history with the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU).

It says Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the organisation from its creation in 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment.