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​​​​​The Centre for Collaboration in Africa hosts a number of events throughout the year. These include celebrating Africa Day in May, partnering with the African Students' Board to host an annual Africa Gala Dinner, and commemorating African University Day in November. 

  • Africa Day

On Africa Day (25 May), SU joins the rest of the continent in commemorating the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU), in 1963. Activities on the day and in the week preceding it include an annual Vice-Chancellor's Africa Day lecture and a range of other forums and discussions. The objective is to reflect on how far we, as Africans, have come, while also considering the common challenges we face in a global context.

  • Africa Gala Dinner

This elegant event driven by the African Students' Board at SU forms part of the University's annual Africa Day celebrations. Showcasing the culture, music and food of our continent, it offers the SU community a chance to celebrate all that is Africa.

  • African University Day

The Association for African Universities (AAU) instituted African University Day, 12 November, in 2005 to commemorate its creation in 1967. Since then, it has been celebrated by higher education institutions across the continent, including SU. The day allows us to reflect on the progress, challenges and opportunities of the higher education sector in Africa. 

To find out more, click on the list of events on the right-hand menu.