Media invitation for National Heritage day celebrations

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10 Sep 2012

The National Department of Arts and Culture and the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation invite you to the National Heritage Day Celebrations on Monday the 24th of September 2012. National Heritage Day Celebrations are held across the country to remind us of our rich and diverse heritage.

The main National Heritage Day celebrations will be held at Dannie Kuys Stadium in Upington, Northern Cape.
Deputy President Mr Kgalema Motlanthe will deliver the keynote address. Formal speeches will be followed by a cultural programme.

South Africa marks the 2012 Heritage Month under the theme “Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”.

This year’s celebrations seeks to create awareness through educational programmes, dialogues, and other public activities on the importance of Liberation Heritage as a vehicle to foster social cohesion, nation building, economic development and inclusive citizenship. The month will also honour those who dedicated their lives to ensure that our country achieved the freedom and democracy that all of us enjoy today.

Government will continue ensuring that together we build a nation that encourages dialogue, fosters social cohesion and celebrates our heritage.

Editor’s notes:
Pre- accreditation:
Date:              23/09/2012
Time:               10:00 -16:00
Venue:             Toll Speelman (Civic Centre), Progress location.

Accreditation:
Date:               24/09/2012
Time:               07:00 – 11:00
Venue:             No: 8, South African Infantry Battalion (Army base), sports gate, near the airport.

The main event will take place as follows:
Date:               24 September 2012
Time:               10h00-16h00
Venue:             Dannie Kuys Stadium. Khara-Haise Municipality in Upington, Northern Cape Province
Media enquiries can be directed to: Mack Lewele @ 012 441 3084/082 450 5076, MackL@dac.gov.za or Teresa Magidela @012 441 3626/082 933 9156, TeresaM@dac.gov.za or Morapedi Sekhoane @ 0538074782/078 9440200, - sekhoanem@ncpg.gov.za.