THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AFRICA LIBERATION PROGRAMME SITES IN SADC REGION

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AFRICA LIBERATION PROGRAMME SITES IN SADC REGION

Since the global outbreak of Covid19 pandemic, the virus has had a catastrophic impact on many areas of human endeavour. African Liberation Heritage is not an exception, hence the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture through its entity, National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) together with the Africa World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and Pan African Parliament (PAP) saw it fit to host a virtual webinar on the impact, mitigation and lessons of Covid19 on Africa liberation Heritage sites on 26 August 2021 from 10h00 to 13h00.

Discussions on the impact, mitigation and identification of lessons posed by the unprecedented crisis is critical for a sustainable economic development in the near future and for generations to come.

Africa’s Roads to Independence, also known as the African Liberation Heritage Programme is an emerging and relatively vulnerable part of the heritage of humanity. Tanzania is the continental co-ordinator of the Roads to Independence initiative while regions and country chapters are encouraged to continue to build networks and strengthen collaboration on this kind of heritage on their own. African Union declaration of 2021 as the year of African Culture and Heritage will influence important conversations in support of African culture and heritage and are expected to take centre stage in the Webinar.

The speakers for the Webinar are:
• Dr Ziva Domingos
Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Agostinho Neto University – Angola
• Dr Mathole Motshekga
Member of the Pan-African Parliament and Executive Director of Kara Heritage Institute
• Dr Godfrey Mahachi
Executive Director of National Monuments and Museums of Zimbabwe
• Mr Khensani Maluleke
Chairperson: Robben Island Museum Council and CEO of Khensani Consulting
• Ms Maneo Ralebitso
Head Royal Archives & Museum – Kingdom of Lesotho
• Ms Mandy Sanger
Head of Education – District Six Museum
• Mr Vusithemba Ndima
Director General – Department of Sport, Arts and Culture SA and
Chairperson of the Africa World Heritage Fund
• Mr Edgar Neluvhalani
Chairperson – National Heritage Council SA
• Ms Moruakgomo Mabe
Acting Chief Executive Officer – National Heritage Council SA
Members of the media are invited to cover the event as follows:

Date: Thursday, 26 August 2021
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Platform: Zoom – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q90b_05xTYa8eG4AyMjHDQ

The webinar will also be streamed live on the following social media links below:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/NationalHeritageCouncil

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