VSAFF fans, April marks the 20th anniversary of the first democratic election in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was elected President.
VSAFF, together with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, presents a talk by South African High Commissioner to Canada, Membathisi Mdladlana, at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 26.
Admission is free so get there early to guarantee a seat.
Those of you who attended VSAFF in 2013 will remember High Commissioner Mdladlana — his charm, intelligence, humour, and his singing voice, were the highlight of that Festival.
This presentation will give the High Commissioner a chance to recall his experiences with Mandela, reminisce about the struggle to build a democratic, non-racial South Africa, and draw lessons from that experience.
It’s an event not to be missed!
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. (Note: this is a different site from the one where VSAFF was held last week)
When: 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26
The High Commissioner will also attend events celebrating Freedom Day on Saturday evening April 26 and Sunday afternoon April 27. For more information and ticket information please visit sacabc.ca.