Adwa Victory Day 2020

Adwa Movement in partnership with HIM Society (UWC) to Commemorate the 124th Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa.

Adwa Movement and His and Her Imperial majesties society (HIM) at University of Western Cape (UWC) will, for the fifth consecutive time since 2016, commemorate the Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa – regarded as “An African Victory in the age of empire: Ethiopia’s Symbol of Struggle for Freedom”. This anniversary will be celebrated over three days:

·        Public seminar: Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 1:00 – 6:00 pm., at the Great Hall lecture hall 2 (GH 2), UWC Campus, Belville, Cape Town;

·        Night-vigil: Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 7:00 pm, at Keizersgracht parking lot, CT Citybowl

·        March to parliament: Monday, March 2, 2020, from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm., at Keizersgracht parking lot, CT Citybowl

Adwa victory day is a historical day of continental heritage where anAfrican nation Ethiopia, for the first time defeated a European nation Italy in 1896. We have invited Prof. MammoMuchie from Ethiopia who is currently a Research chair at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to these activities to enlighten the audience on the decisive leadership of Emperor Menelik, nicknamed “The General” by many African leaders, and his right arm Empress Taitu.

The well-known RasTafari lawyer cannabis activist Gareth Prince will be there to address the audience on cannabis legislation in SA. He will be handing over the memorandum to the secretary of the President of SA on 2nd March.

The Ethiopian Ambassador to the South AfricaDr Shiferaw Teklemariam Menbachohas been invited as the guest of honour for this year’s Adwa Celebration.

Since this will be a family oriented program, once again, we encourage our guests to bring the entire family to the event.

Entrance is free.