South Africa to celebrate its rich Heritage during Heritage Day

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09 Sep 2014

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, invites members of the media to Heritage Day celebrations that will take on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at James Motlatsi stadium, Orkney, North-West Province. President Jacob Zuma is expected to give a keynote address at the events.

The theme for this year’s Heritage Month is “Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy: Tell your story that moves South Africa Forward! The theme encourages South Africans to tell their stories as part of celebrating 20 years of democracy. South Africa is a country with a great story to tell, a story of struggle and victory and a commitment to work together to foster nation building and social cohesion.

This year’s Heritage Month will present an opportunity to remind the nation of our rich heritage through oral history narrations, exhibitions, poetry, book-reading sessions, music and dance. These activities will help reinforce efforts for the promotion and preservation of our collective memory and encourage as sense of common belonging and a shared history.

Government will continue to create an environment that enables everyone to work together and move our country forward. The programme for the event will be released in due course.

The event details are as follows:

Date                : 24 September 2014

Time               : 09:00

Venue            : James Motlatsi Stadium, Orkney, North West Province

RSVPs           : Please send ID No to Patience Mogomotsi: PatienceMo@dac.gov.za, 012 441 3083/071 680 6709; Edith Mogapi: Emogapi@nwpg.gov.za,

                      018 388 4899/073 666 5555 or Tebogo Ramone: tletube@klerkdorp.org. 018 487 8294/072 060 2046

Enquiries       : Mack Lewele 082 450 5076/ Teresa Magidela 072 222 3169