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Thursday, December 25, 2014


Reminiscent of the Olympic Games which unite people worldwide in their excitement for excellence in disciplines of sport, the Delphic Games of the Modern Era have been uniting people of all nations through visual and performing arts and culture since its revival in 1994. And now, South Africans will be proud to know that Durban has been announced as the Host City for the African Delphic Games 2015.

The official launch of the African Delphic Games was held in Durban in November and the Official Delphic Album launch in Johannesburg in December, 2014. Both events were hosted by the African Delphic Council (ADC) and the National Delphic Council of South Africa (NDCSA).

In 1994, 100 years after the re-founding of the Olympic Games, 19 country representatives re-founded the Delphic Games in Berlin, Germany. The Delphic Games take place every four years in a chosen country. However, there has been a lapse since the previous Delphic Games held in Korea in 2009. 2015 will be the first time that the Delphic Games have been hosted on the African Continent and Durban is proud to be the first African Host City.

The SA Government has welcomed the announcement that Durban will be the host city for the African Delphic Games next year and the MEC for Arts and Culture and Mayor of Durban have shown their support for this multicultural event.

It is part of the African Delphic Council’s commitment to the development of arts and culture in Africa, particularly in terms of empowering artists to become self-sustainable and professionally competitive at an international level.

The event is supported by the National Lotteries Board, The Institute of African Royalty, the Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the City of Durban.

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