African Australian Business Council Africa Day Symposium

Speakers include Santilla Chingaipe from SBS, Herbie Rosenberg from AfricaReps and the Executive Director (Education) of Holmesglen Institute, Mr Max Newton. This will be a dynamic event with a balance across commerce, culture, community and conservation (Free Event) Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014 Time: Registrations from 5.30pm Venue: Learning Commons (Ground Floor) at Holmesglen City…

2013 Africa Day Melbourne

Celebrating the Cultures and Successes of Africa Australians and the New Africa “Serving all Victorians”    Each year, Africa Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples and governments of Africa. In 2013, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union was celebrated around the world. Being the second year…

2013 Open Forum

May 23rd saw a stimulating forum held at Melbourne University. The topic: Progress in the implementation of recommendations of the 2010 report – ‘In Our World – Australian Africans: A review of human rights and social inclusion issues’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission. This report was the outcome of a three year consultation process…

2013 Africa Day Friendship Cup

Africa Day Friendship Cup was a partnership with The North Melbourne Football Club on the 19th of May. This family oriented sport festival included a Footy OZ Kick clinic for kids and soccer and basketball tournaments. The community was treated to a free halal BBQ. The competing teams represented a multicultural mix of Australian communities.…

2013 African Women’s Forum

On May 18th, the African Women’s Forum highlighted ‘The Australian Experience: New African/Australian Women and Families’ as its focussing theme. Speakers in session one; spoke about ‘Turning Challenges into Success’. Community leaders, Mary Riek (CEO of Wang Community Association and Kushland Family Day Care) and Mariam Issa (founder of Resilient Aspiring Women), spoke about the…

2012 Africa Day Melbourne

Sibusio Maphosa – Local Businessman The unity of the Steering Committee and great support by the African Think Tank of Melbourne University led by Dr. Berhan Ahmed and in concert with the City of Melbourne /YMCA Director Adnan Benhim helped bring this event to life. Community Leaders and other volunteers shared comments and inspiring remarks…