Eastern Cape’s department of sport, recreation, arts and culture in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and the Opera House have kicked off an entertainment programme targeting visitors attending the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in the Nelson Mandela Bay region.
Music, drama and theatre groups feature prominently in the entertainment menu. There are also crafts which are sold at the Bayworld Complex in Port Elizabeth.
Crafts are drawn from various projects the provincial government has created in Mthatha, Queenstown and Dimbaza.
“As the slogan says: ‘Yeyethu (it’s ours), be part of it’, we want everyone in the province to feel the vibe and be connected to the Afcon hosted in our province,” MEC Xoliswa Tom.
“In addition, we must embrace our brothers and sisters from other countries in Africa and use this platform to show that we welcome them and we want them to have a good time in our land.”
The Government Communication and Information System in the Eastern Cape has set up big screens at various community venues to show Bafana Bafana games.
Music and theatre will be held at The Opera House and the Red Location Museum in Port Elizabeth.
Admission is free.