26 May 2015 at 08:07hrs
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26 May 2015 at 07:19hrs
Zimbabwe, along with Zambia, Mali, Ghana and Namibia are the
only countries on the continent that observe Africa Day as a holiday. Instead of asking SA let's ask Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria and especially Ethiopia (AU Headquarters). It's an unnecessary public holiday just like national unity day. Soon 21 February will be a public holiday at this rate!!!!!
25 May 2015 at 16:08hrs
Africa day has no meaning and so we cannot close industries fo continental issues. In any case do they have Asia or South America day? Wise up!!!!
25 May 2015 at 14:19hrs
South Africa do celebrate this day but are fully aware that the economy must not suffer because of too many holidays. South Africa still upholds 'Nkosi sikelela Africa' as their national anthem and all the other thieving African leaders have since left this.
25 May 2015 at 10:06hrs
Every country is a sovereign state, it's their choice to celebrate Africa day or not. Most countries are poorly developed and in shambles due to poor governance and corruption anyway, so there is nothing to celebrate after all!!!!
25 May 2015 at 09:59hrs
they already have too many holidays they do celebrate it but the day its not recognised as a holiday.
25 May 2015 at 09:51hrs
They celebrate Africa Day just that they don't have it as a public holiday
25 May 2015 at 09:42hrs
Yindaba kabani kanti nxa bengelani lalo ilanga leli. Balezinto zabo ezingcono mhlawumbe. Okumtshisayo kabathonisise, bazikhulumele ngoba abasinkomo yomdaka. Kiki
25 May 2015 at 09:36hrs
dear brother/sister. did you not hear that they need a second liberation? do you think it is a joke? when you are down south they say 'up north in Africa....' as if they are not in Africa as well. that is your anwer
25 May 2015 at 09:11hrs
its because we are not Africans,we are south of Africa. even if we play teams outside South Africa,we say we are playing in AFrica.ie,African champions league.
25 May 2015 at 09:04hrs
South Africa is not celebrating because its a meaningless holiday meant to glorify corrupt, racist and tribalist African leaders. There is no unity in Africa.
25 May 2015 at 08:51hrs