Black History Month Commemoration- North West

Black HIstory Month

The Black History Month Celebration

The Rastafari Community of Mahikeng, North West Province, presents an ultimate African conscious social gathering which brings together different people from all walks of life, for the love of African Cultural, Historical, Academic and Artistic heritage celebration. “Black history Month commemoration” is intended to contribute towards reclaiming and restoring the historical and cultural richness of the North West Province in particular and Africa in general. It is a remembrance and emulation of the great names of African unsung Heroes and Heroines whose lives contributed worthily to the broader social systems.

In the 9th annual Black History Month of February 2019, The Rastafari Community of Mahikeng remembers the achievements and inventions of black people that affect our daily social lives through art, film, literature, music, education, civil rights, sports and food. The annual event has experienced growth over the years and attracted many Rastafari communities in particular and Reggae lovers in general from around the province; some from nearby provinces such as the Northern Cape and Gauteng as well as from the neighbouring Botswana and Zimbabwe countries. It has become the most popular unique event in Mahikeng.

The event is intended to showcase African indigenous knowledge systems through all aspects of art. It is also to promote and support socio-cultural and local economic development. The programme is extensive with activities spanning the month of February culminating into the biggest Reggae Concert in Mahikeng, with some of South Africa’s renowned artist.

The programme line up is as follows:

Black History Panel discussion and Documentary Screening
Date: 08 February 2019
Venue: North West University
Time : 16h00 – 18h00
Theme : The reflection into African knowledge systems and Social structure through black academia development and empowerment ,towards social cohesion and nation building.
Adv Sipho Mantula (International Relations and African Human Rights officer)
Empress Yah Ashantewaa Ngidi (Afrikology Director and Social Cohesion Advocate)
Adv Sifiso Ndlovu (Black Historian and Writer)
Mandla Matiko (Regional Head of Education – History department)

Black History Lecture and Exhibition
Date:  16 February 2019
Venue: Mahikeng Museum
Time: 12h00 – 16h30
Theme: The Sankofa African Story
Host: Black House Kollektive
* Black Writers Literature exhibition (on site)

Black Cultural and Historical Heritage Sites Tour
Date:  22 February 2019
Venue : Mahikeng Local Historical and Cultural sites
Time : 14h30 – 17h00
Host : Bamboo Adventure Solutions Tourist Guide

A bus tour for Students to local cultural and historical heritage sites which are a legacy purely inspired by Black excellence and innovation.


The Black History Reggae Concert and Arts Fair
Date: 23 February 2019
Venue : Montshioa Cultural Village
Time : 16h00 – 02h00

Live musical performances:
Chantty Natural (Botswana) | Bongo Riot (Gauteng)  | Sister Maffe Gee (Northern Cape),  |Empress Hotep (Western Cape) | Ragga Damdee (Ventersdorp) | Movement of Jah People | Tidal Waves

Local Hip Hop Artists:
Mo’Molemi | Bekz Selalome | Sly Yohhighness….

Poets as
Kgafela wa Magogodi | Mpho Ya Badimo | Serankure

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For info contact:
Rastafari Community of Mahikeng – Project cordinator
Tel : +27 73 9376 323
Email :

Black HIstory Month