As we conclude Africa Month celebrations, the Education Unit in collaboration with the National Department of Basic Education will commemorate Africa Day in tribute to Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. As you are aufait with the theme for Africa Day: The Year of Nelson Mandela: “Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. Learners from across Gauteng schools, SADC region representatives and other notable dignitaries will be in attendance. The Department of Basic Education has launched a “Read to Lead” campaign intended to promote the importance of a reading society. The Honourable Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will preside at the event and deliver the keynote address.