The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) is a federation of African migrants association in South Africa. The ADF’s mission is to build an integrated society, free of Xenophobia and any other kind of discrimination.
Annually the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) grants the Pan African Ambassadors’ Award to exceptional South African citizen, organisation/community who has shown a commitment to advancing the rights of migrants in South Africa by fostering Social cohesion between South Africans and migrant communities .These remarkable individuals not only inspire others to advance Pan Africanism, but also prioritise and preserve the well-being of all who live in South Africa.
The goal of the event is to bring together South Africans and migrant groups to celebrate the African heritage of Ubuntu together. The Heritage Day will be celebrated nationally on 24th September 2015 in Vleifontein, Makhado Local Municipality in Limpopo Province during the day and in the evening the Award ceremony will take place in Melrose, Johannesburg.
“After this year’s scourge of xenophobic attacks, there is a need to use Heritage Day as a vehicle to foster social cohesion, nation building and to encourage responsible and active citizenship.” said Marc Gbaffou Chairman of the African Diaspora Forum.
This year’s event is supported by Chez NTemba International, Sonker Gender Justice, Foundation for Human Rights, African Delphic Council, Rwandair and Brand South Africa.