South Africa’s celebrated musical duo Mafikizolo is expected be in the country to spice up celebrations for South Africa’s Youth and 23 Years of Freedom with a performance at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on Friday June 9th.
Organized by the South Africa’s High Commissioner to Malawi, Thenjiwe Mtintso, Mafikizolo’s coming to Malawi is part of political, diplomatic, cultural and networking extravaganza the High Commission is hosting in partnership with some South African businesses and other partners.
‘Tola’ hit-single performer, Tay Grin is expected to share the stage with the ‘Kwela’ stars and three-time winners of the South African Music Award for Group or Duo of the Year.
According to Mtintso, the show is expected to run from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
She described it as unforgettable evening, at which “we experience shared heritage, fine wine, dance and music.”
Tickets for the event are currently on sale at designated outlets.
Apart from the music show, the South Africa’s High Commission in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will hold a Youth Roundtable and Dialogue in the morning of June 9th.
The roundtable is aimed at celebrating the role played by young people in securing democracy in South Africa and the Continent as well as their contribution to the achievement of the “Africa we want” as encapsulated in the Africa Agenda 2063.
“In so doing the event will also promote an increased recognition of youth as key agents for social change and economic growth in all aspects of African society, to contribute and channel the youth motivation, energy and idealism to reinforce the efforts towards the achievement of sustainable development in Africa,” said Mtintso.
This year’s South Africa’s Youth and 23 Years of Freedom celebrations are being held under the theme “Deepening Democracy and Harnessing the Youth Demographic Dividend in South Africa, Malawi and the Continent for the Africa We Want”.