The inaugural TPACE week, held from 11 to 13 December, attracted local and international stakeholders, from the public and private sectors, including governments representatives, NGO’s, the diplomatic corps, the creative industry, learning institutions, the media and the general public.
Over 450 participants from 10 countries engaged on the various interactive platforms, themed at Identifying the similarities and differences among African cultures, to stimulate inclusive social and economic transformations in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
- Five result-orientated activities were used to interact on selected experiences:
- Language and food master classes
- Research presentations
- Trade exhibitions
- Indigenous clothing parades
From the keynote address by Ms Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, the Gauteng MEC for Finance and eGovernment, to the welcome note by Jane Mufamadi, CEO of freedom Park or the Diplomatic presentation by the Tanzanian Deputy High Commissioner; the research presentations by Chef Khumalo; the cultural and trade exhibitions; the indigenous clothing parade and traditional music performance, all showcased the untapped potential of the African authenticity, a pillar for the transformation of the local communities.