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Awards For Umsamo Institute

On Monday the 23rd of September 2019, Dr. VVO Mkhize was invited to officiate the Afrikan New Year Celebration – a partnership between the Zindzi Mandela Foundation and the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDRA) in University of South Africa (College of Law, UNISA). The focus of this event was to address black reconciliation in light of the crisis of division amongst the black population of Africa.

At the UNISA the following distinguished guest were present: Mkhulu Nsingiza (Chair of the Foundation), Chief Mangosotho Buthelezi (Inkata Freedom Party), David Letsoalo (Acting Head of IDRA as well as the Umsamo Institute team of Mathebetha, Makhosi Msweli, Makhosi Thobeka and Makhosi Dlamini.

The nature of this event was focused black reconciliation and what it would take for us to realise the dream of the independent countries that met in 1963, had in mind, a united Africa. Dr. Mkhize gave an impressive address on African culture and the need for successful integration of its principles into to contemporary society. This was followed by a heartfelt speech given by Chief Buthelezi who hinted at the need for peace and reconciliation to occur between the African National Congress (ANC) and IFP.

Afrikan New Year Celebration Zindzi Mandela Foundation

Umsamo Institute Robertsham Hotel Seminar