Pretoria, 7 October 2019, Freedom Park in partnership with TPACE invites the media to a historic signing of the MoU between the two institutions. The main purpose of this MOU is aimed at stimulating tourism, entrepreneurship in trade, agriculture, creative industry etc. through heritage and culture by involving as many communities as possible in Africa, regardless of their social, economic or educational background. In addition to this the aim is also to transform cultural products and services, moving them from the peripheral to the mainstream.
As Freedom Park we support the Pan African project that will rotate across Africa, given that the Park’s endeavours to contribute to reconciliation not just of South Africans, but all Africans in the continent and the Diaspora.
It is also to establish mechanisms to promote, protect and preserve indigenous knowledge systems.
As well as to showcase a sense of pride, creativity, and genius of Africans by not showcasing the hard, sometimes cold exhibits, but also highlighting the humane aspect of Africans.
Both institutions further acknowledge that the quest to consolidate and strengthen democracy and integrated liberation history and heritage in their respective countries will require collaborative and cooperative efforts from respective heritage institutions entrusted with this responsibility.
The success of the struggle in South Africa, is regarded as one of the most notable human achievements of the 20th century for the liberation, for freedom, and humanity in the continent and internationally. We also all know that this struggle for the liberation of South Africa was waged in all forms from within, and also outside South Africa, basically due to the nature and tactics of the apartheid regime.
In light of the August and September social unrest that showed the blight of buried hate, frustration, frustration that South Africans and Africans still carry, TPACE with Freedom Park aim to be a tool of reconciliation not just of South Africans and Africans living in Gauteng but, but all Africans in the continent and the Diaspora.
TPACE is a 3 day indigenous knowledge system experiences, this year, made up of food, language, fashion, research, trade & exhibitions.
With activities such as our insect eating competition, masterclasses on staple foods from across the continent and showcasing products, places, experiences you never thought possible on our unique and only continent.
This experience will not only delight, but educate and inform, all attendees on what wonderous unbridled potential we possess and have access to through heritage and culture.
In order, to keep the sustainability of this experience for others not able to attend the experience, We will continue on our own online T-PACE indigenous heritage and culture knowledge system that we will be rolling out after our event to keep in line with this year's theme of Preserving and Promoting African Heritage, Culture & Language using Digital, Technology & Modern Media without losing Intellectual Property.
Venue: Exhibition Room
Date: 9 October 2019
For more information:
Ms Vanessa Molefe
076 412 8891
011 318 0361