The year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversay Celebration of the existence of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It is also a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote ‘an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.’
- The Heads of State declared the year 2013 as the year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.
- Main Theme; ‘2013, Year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance”
AU 50th Celebration Leaflet
TICAD is a summit meeting on African development co-organized by the Government of Japan, United Nations, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme and the African Union Commission . TICAD V will take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 1 to 3 June, 2013.
Side Events for Ticad V
Hilton Tokyo in conjunction with the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Japan and the
South African Tourism and Hospitality Industry will jointly feature a special event, entitled
“The Essence of South Africa” – gourmet and wine promotion at the Marble Lounge during
Lunch buffet. Feast on a wide range of authentic South African dishes, specially prepared by
Mr. Lindsay Venn, Executive Chef of Southern Sun The Cullinan of Cape Town Hotel, while
enjoying the welcoming rhythm of South African drums performed by Drum Café.
Food and Wine Tokyo
Food and Wine Osaka
From the 26th to the 28th of April at Sandringham outside of Stellenbosch, you can celebrate all things cheese at the annual SA Cheese Festival. You can experience a moonlit picnic with goodies bought from the festival, with live music from well-known musicians. Several artisan cheese makers will be on hand throughout the festival so you can sample their cheeses and find out more about their trade. A variety of cheeses are on offer from some of South Africa’s larger cheeseries, while handpicked producers provide a number of other treats. In the Checkers and Food Theatres celebrated foodies will entertain the crowds with their cheese-cooking demonstrations. Purchase your R115 ticket from your nearest Computicket or Checkers (no tickets at the gates). Senior citizens pay R90 and children 13 years and younger enter free. Opening times for Friday is from 10:00 to 22:00, on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Wine tasting glasses will be on sale at R15 at the gates. Visit www.cheesefestival.co.za for more information or contact Agri-Expo at tel 021 975 4440 or email@example.com.