African Relations


Overview

The African Relations

The African Relations Society discusses Africa in general, current affairs and how Africa relates to the rest of the world, celebrating ubuntu, as well as learning from guest speakers and about African culture. The Society meets fortnightly on Wednesday during open period unless there is no agenda. The African Relations Society has had several guest speakers including:

Mr Lawrence Masha, Former Tanzanian Minister of Natural Resources and Minerals – ‘The mining crisis in relation to Africa and South Africa’.

Dr Fundile Nyati, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions – ‘BEE and the development of the South African economy’

Mr Craig Charnock – ‘Building the bridge between South Africa’s diverse cultures, and how this can help us build our country as a whole’.

Bra Vick – African beliefs, sangomas and how these beliefs affect the society we live in.


The Society has also been on excursions to Moyo (Stellenbosch), the African Dining Experience in town, as well as the Iziko Museum and Parliament. The AR Society also attends several cultural evenings at schools around Cape Town, including Rustenburg Girls High, SACS, Rondebosch Boys High, Wynberg Boys and Wynberg Girls, as well as hosting the Bishops Cultural Evening with the first cultural evening being hosted in 2012. The society hosted a very successful evening in April of this with Mr Craig Charnock as guest speaking.


One of the successes the African Relations Society has made a successful transition from African Languages to African Relations and this transition meant that the society no longer only focused on African cultures and languages but also African economies, politics and societal matters facing Africa. The AR Society has also successfully grown, made an African Relations tie, and it has had many successful excursions too. I recommend that more students attend the society because it is a growing society and therefore there are many opportunities regarding leadership and other involvement roles. I would also like to advise the society to expand on discussions around economics and politics so that more diverse minds can be keen to be part of the society.



Chairman - 2016

Akha Manjezi

 

Past Activities

The African Relations society has had several speakers including: Lawrence Masha – ‘The mining crisis in relation to South Africa’, Fundile Nyati – ‘BEE, development of the South African economy’, Craig Charnock – ‘Building the bridge between South Africa’s diverse cultures, Ubuntu’.
The Society has also been on excursions to Moyo (Stellenbosch), the African Dining Experience in town, as well as the Iziko Museum and Parliament. So too, several cultural evenings were attended at schools around Cape Town, including Rustenburg Girls High, SACS, Rondebosch Boys High, Wynberg Boys and Wynberg Girls, as well as hosting the very first Bishops Cultural Evening

 

 


Times and Content

African Relations meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 12:50 in Mr Steenkamp’s classroom G3.


Contacts


Chairman

Mr Will Steenkamp- wsteenkamp@bishops.org.za

Akha Manjezi- amanjezi@bishops.org.za