Africa Months

Date: May 19, 2017

Building a better Africa


Phalaphala fm Africa Day Plan 


Africa Month: Celebrating the Journey of African Unity

The theme for Africa Month 2017 is “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. The Department of Arts and Culture invites all the people in the Republic of South Africa, the rest of the African continent and the African Diaspora as well as international guests to join us in the Africa Month celebrations. South Africa is an integral part of the African continent. Therefore the country understands its national interest to be intrinsically linked to continental stability, unity and prosperity. Our African agenda is for the sustained development and upliftment of all African people. Africa Month seeks to increase the appreciation and demand for arts and culture goods and services and stimulate competitive markets for Intra-Africa trade. While existing programmes of the Department of Arts and Culture seek to inculcate an African identity through the popularization of the national flag and continental flag as well as the National Anthem and African Union Anthem, it was important to inaugurate a full month-long programme, a festival of ideas, a celebration of what it means to be African to deepen and expand our knowledge, engage in cultural exchange, sharpen our ideas but also together to face our continental destiny.

Activities planned will take place across the country and will include music, literature, theatre, visual arts, film, fashion, cuisines, seminars, exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions.

Phalaphala fm will commemorate Africa month from the 1st May -30th May 2015,Will also celebrate the special day Africa Day on the 25th May 2015 with African related content and Music.

Programme Content plan for the 25th May 2017:


Time channel


       Topic Synopsis Duration
03:00-06:00 African Music
  • The show will play 100% Local music.



African Union Anthem


Good morning Africa.


  • Play the AU Anthem  when the programme starts.
  • We will play clips of greetings from people from other African countries.
5 minutes
  Did you Know Africa.
  • Fast fact on Africa’s positive things
5 minutes
African Music
  • 100% African music.
2 hours
09:00-12:00 Celebrity cook of the
  • Host  guests  from  African countries  who reside in South Africa ( Address issues of Xenophobia
  • Marriage ceremonies in African Countries.  
5 minutes
12:00 -15:00 Africa My home
  • Holistic Profile of Major African Countries, Politically, economically etc.
10 minutes
15:00-18:00 Interview with an artist from other African Countries.
  • Interview with Artist to be confirmed.
10 minutes

Interview with a south African with a foreign national.


Listener’s interaction.

  • An interview with a listener who has been staying with someone from another country without facing any challenges.

  • Listener’s interaction with listeners who had visited other countries who can share their positive experience.


3 hours






10 minutes

22:00-00:00 Music
  • Music from African continent and Artist biographies.
2 hours



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