The South African High Commission in Canada participated at the official launch of the Afro World Fest at the Byward Market, Ottawa on 26 June 2021. In her address, South Africa’s High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo highlighted the important role the youth must play in ensuring that they contribute positively for the benefit of future generations. Her Excellency received a legacy builder award in recognition of the High Commission’s support for the Black African Communities in Canada and for promoting equity. This was the first time in the history of the Byward market that the Afro World Fest included an Afro Expo and Afro Market, where Black vendors took over the market to sell their products. The South African High Commission also had an exhibition stand and used the opportunity to showcase South Africa as the preferred tourist destination and promoted wines of South Africa.
Photos by Mr. Sam Garcia.