Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
17 Dec 2021
6:45 am

A day of reconciliation for Africa?

Brian Sokutu

Musing on the recently celebrated Day of Reconciliation, experts have called for Africa's own day dedicated to continental reconciliation.

Portrait of group of people holding hands | Picture: iStock

As South Africa yesterday marked the Day of Reconciliation, experts called for a day encompassing southern Africa, unifying people across the colour line. Speaking at an event at the University of Pretoria and paying tribute to the legacy of Mapungubwe, University of Pretoria arts lecturer Sikho Siyotula-Siegemund said reconciliation was about reconciling the southern African landscape.  “It is about reconciling a piece of this land, which is much wider than South Africa – looking at southern Africa as a region that is and was connected. “Think of what can happen if we start thinking like that. Mapungubwe, Mahikeni, Great Zimbabwe...