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Also see Holidays observed by the South African Consulate General



February is Black History Month (US)


8 March is International Women's Day
21 March is Human Rights Day (SA)


27 April is South Africa's Freedom Day (SA) 


25 May is Africa Day


June is Youth Month


4 July is Independence Day (US)
18 July is Nelson Mandela International Day (SA)


9 August is National Women's Day (SA)


September is Public Service Month and Tourism Month (SA)


October is Mental Health Awareness Month (SA)
17 October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


25 November to 10 December is 16 Days of Activism (SA)


1 December is World AIDS Day
16 December is Day of Reconciliation (SA)
26 December is Day of Goodwill (SA)

Color Me Africa Fine Arts at the 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show

15 - 18 February 2018
Historic Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue
New York NY 10027
Between 120th and 121st Streets

The four-day traveling exhibition and sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography is the largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora. The exhibition will feature a South African Art Exhibition and sale of works of fourteen South African Artists:

• Bongekile Z.M. Bengu • Caelyn Robertson
• Izak Fourie • John Adams
• Joy Meyers • Leila Flaherty Fanner
• Lioda Conrad • Lisette Forsyth
• Ndabuko Julukani Ntuli
• Phulani Liebenberg
• Sharon Berry-Ellis • Vanessa Berlein
• Edith Schmidt • Wilhem Schmidt

The theme of this year’s annual HFAS multi-city tour, “The Healing Power of Art,” will showcase and celebrate African Americans in the medical field and raise awareness about medicine as a career choice for young people.

Admission is $25, with varying prices for special events. Follow the Harlem Fine Arts Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #HFASNYC

For more information about the event , please visit:

The Africa-USA Unity Music Concerts 

The Harlem Salvation Army Temple 
540 Lenox Avenue, New York, New York 10037
Saturday 17 March 2018, 6:00 pm 

New Hope Baptist Church
12 Aaron B. Samuels Boulevard, Danbury, CT 06810
Friday, 23 March 2018, 6.00 pm – 9:00 pm  
Brought to the US by the World Missions Organization, a tax exempt nonprofit organization with tax deductible donations, these concerts mark the rare coming together of a remarkable mix of American and South African artists with the purpose of raising funds to benefit: 

  • El-Zabad Academy Christian School, serving poor communities near Sharpeville in the Gauteng Province, South Africa, and
  • The Siyazigabisa Home, an orphanage in Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa 

Musicians from South Africa include Mahalia Buchanan, Xolani Mdlalose, Phindile Phewa and Mpho Mngomezulu. 

Local musicians include Ntombikhona Dlamini , Pastor Chaka Ngwenya, Sipho Hlongwane, and SAHAVO (South African Harlem Voices). Music Director Jimmy Mngwadi.

Tickets: Early Bird $20 per person and $35 at the door. 

For more information please visit World Missions Outreach. Purchase tickets online at Ticket River.