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Arts and Culture


As part of Africa Week celebrations, an African Market and Cultural Day was held on Tuesday, 24 May outside the South Campus Library. The event was put together by the Department of Arts & Culture, International Office and CANRAD.

The market also formed part of a greater initiative to enliven spaces within all NMMU campuses with the intention of it being an on-going event. A call was sent out to students and staff who responded with beautiful goods to sell. Algene Koeberg (International Office) of “Culture Cut” displayed her beautiful African print garments, SoMAD students sold their artefacts, other stalls were Foong’s Chinese cuisine, Fekou’s Honey, Judy Havemman’s hand-made handbags and tablecloths, SA Cultural Observatory, KMAK Creations Hand Crafted Leather bags, Esmerelda’s (Finance) hand-made hats and many more. There were performances by the acapella group Axis SA, NMMU Drama Society, singing by Asimthandile Kewana, poetry by Babalwa Mtshoku, all put together very professionally by MC Romeo Phekana. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and the expressions of interest have been flooding in for a follow-up market, hopefully to take place in August 2016. Prepared by: Aarti Narotam (Research and Development Officer – Arts & Culture / Faculty of Arts) 16 March 2016