launch will be in the form of a fashion show that will bring together
the northernmost and southernmost capitals of Africa, hence the
theme: “When north meets south”. Although the fashion show will
focus on designs from Tshwane and Tunis only, it will set the
stage for other African countries to join the project in the years
after and help unite Africa through fashion and culture. Partnering
with African countries to promote African fashion and culture
is thus in the pipeline.
The Fashion In Africa pilot project
is a joint venture of the Municipality of the City of Tshwane and
the Tunisian Embassy. The fashion show is run under the auspices
of the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, and is fully endorsed by the
Municipal Manager, Mr Blake Mosley-Lefatola, and the Ambassador
of Tunisia in South Africa, Mr Ali Goutali.
The project lends support to President
Mbeki’s initiative to enhance trade opportunities between
Tunisia and South Africa. It also supports the New Partnership for
Africa's Development (NEPAD).
The project is now in its final
planning phase. Further details regarding the 2006 fashion show
will be made available in the local and national media and on this