Africa – From Slavery to Freedom event

In celebration of the “Heritage Day”, The Congolese Civil Society of South Africa, in partnership with the Scalabrini Centre and OAYouth will host an African Youth Congress event under the theme: “AFRICA: From Slavery to Freedom”.

  • Date: 22nd September 2018
  • Time: 12H30 – 16H00
  • Venue: Castle of Goodhope, Cape Town

This event will discuss our transition from slavery to democracy, via colonization and dictatorship, we ask is Africa today a free continent as envisioned and conceived by its leaders?

The history of Africa is a history of perpetual fighting and struggles for freedom. Times have changed and so have generations. Many great African leaders left this earth proud of having set their descendants free, but are they really free? Today, new generations are raising their voices daily and risking their lives as freedom fighters. What is freedom? What prevents Africa from being free? When will Africa really be free? How can Africa win this battle?

A group of young passionate and inspired African leaders, who are future presidential hopefuls, will share with us their State of their Nations regarding the march to freedom since slavery, colonization, apartheid, and so on. Countries that will be highlighted include:

  • South Africa;
  • Angola;
  • Nigeria;
  • Cameroun
  • Zimbabwe;
  • DRC

The event will also allow some experts to share their analysis of African unity as the unique way to the victory and effective freedom:

  • History of slavery
  • The role played by the western world in Africa.
  • The conceptual and material foundation of Africa unity
  • Youth’s proposals for building African Unity.

The aim of this symposium is to create awareness among the youth, informing them about what is going on in other African countries, making them feel like brothers, sharing the same land and a common heritage. “One continent, one spirit, let’s unite!”

Contact: 0735767773 Isaiah Mombilo Chairperson of Congolese Civil Society of South Africa congolesecivilsocietysa@gmail.com

The event is open to all!

Congolese Civil Society of South Africa (CCSSA) is an NGO aiming to unite all the Congolese living in South Africa regardless of their differences (tribes, languages, political and religious views etc.) We act as a platform that receives different issues raised by our fellow country mates and try to orient them and raise the voice on their behalf in order to improve their integration in South Africa. To achieve our mission, we aim to collaborate with all the structures that work for the community’s cohabitation and cohesion as well as human rights and dignity.

Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is a continental, membership-based non-profit organisation registered in 11 countries and operating with 35 chapters in Africa. OAYouth is an empowerment vehicle and a revolutionary movement for all youth in Africa. It is a regional platform for young people to assert their power in numbers, energy, and imagination to transform Africa to be a beacon of hope. OAYouth works to motivate, unify and empower African youth to be drivers of Africa’s social, political and economic transformation. Through structured programs, OAYouth harnesses resources and ideas to empower tomorrow’s leaders today.

Find out more about OAYouth by clicking on the following links:

W: https://www.oayouth.org/
T: https://www.twitter.com/bhongolwethu_
F: https://www.facebook.com/OrganisationofAfricanYouth/

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