Pan- Africanism is the most efficient and progressive ideology that is not only a propellant towards edifying a sense of tolerance among fellow citizens within the continent, it is also a vital receptacle of a body of principles, enabling us to embrace and understand the diversity of our dispersion. On the other hand, a lack of understanding this orientation as a result of apartness has been at the helm of snail-paced revolt in finding solutions. This is set to change.
Speaking to the newly appointed director of the institution at the backdrop of the revival and relaunch of the new Windybrow Arts Centre, Keitumetsi Gwangwa shared acumen on diverse spectrums and stratagems. These are on the right footings considering that there is now a greater understanding of the communal surrounding’s demographics statistics.
Top of the contributions towards this advancement is the congruent affinity emerging between the organization, and the research company, Sticky Situations. The company has gone beyond disinterring the yearning of pluralism, the need, and love by non-national citizens, to identifying the favourable desires of immigration and migration including an institute that aligns and subscribes to the dogma.
By way of prudence and advantageousness, there was no opposition from surrounding communities, simply for the reason that the deliberations and engagements are part of a long-term relation. However, in spades, while their thoughts and recognitions are acknowledged, the influx of our kinsmen and women cannot be ignored, as it is part of fuelling strong abhorrence towards one or another. Therefore as a collective, we need and have to, customize our own solutions regarding Afro phobia.
The first step to fruition is exposing cultural practices and distinctive ways of how our sisters and brothers live. Owing to the underhand happenings such as the Berlin Conference and colonial conflicts, we were hindered and interrupted by atrocious systems that have robbed us of connecting the cohesion dots of togetherness and edifying relations, without looking at progeny.For our descendants are an interlace of the human race.
Despite living in the fast-paced world of today, it is doable. We need to put experiences, thoughts, and stories on a platform that is recognized and on par with global arts and culture perspective, as there is an interest in the subject matter.
Meaning we need to own our future and have the courage to dream of a place we feel and resonate with. Above all, we should take ownership of spaces in Africa, the continent is our home.
Unquestionably, the convergence of multiple academic realms with ordinary domiciles across social ranks and all orders of society that with impact, will act towards fostering a cohesive Africa. In turn, the continuous conglomeration could be an enablement concerning demystifying mental apprehension, unyieldingly, through set cultural goals.
The Market Theatre Foundation and its ancillary bodies have a strong social empathy and are a communicative space. It is a hub for social change, seeking to have conversations that are never broached or are controversial, yet adding faces of change from a cultural perspective.
Without question, the values of Windybrow Arts Centre is a restoration and a balance of co-existence. Their activities apprise a change in how we see ourselves.A definite ascertainer is the lobbying to celebrate African festivities at the Centre ad infinitum.
Behold, borders are now a geodesic point towards togetherness; unity is now at the closest proximity.