Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to activate the 2019 Heritage Month, Pretoria

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28 Aug 2019
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the official activation of the 2019 Heritage Month Celebrations on Monday, 02 September 2019 at the National Library of South Africa, in Pretoria. 
This years’ Heritage Month will be celebrated under the theme, “25 Years of Democracy: Celebrating South Africa’s literary classics in the year of indigenous languages”. The theme is in line with United Nations General Assembly’s declarations of 2019 as “the Year of Indigenous Languages” to afford the international community to develop, promote and, to collectively celebrate indigenous languages.
During the activation, Minister Mthethwa will outline a month-long programme of activities aimed at addressing challenges pertaining to the development and promotion of South Africa’s indigenous language and systems; as well as promotion and preservation of the country’s rich and diverse heritage, national identity, nation building and social cohesion.
Details of the activation are as follows:
Date: Monday, 2 September 2019 
Time: 10h00 
Venue : The National Library of South Africa, No. 228 Johannes Ramokhoase St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002
Members of the media should RSVP to Garnet Maswanganyi at 078 560 3545 /
Media Enquiries:
Zimasa Velaphi
Cell: 072 172 8925
Asanda Magaqa
Cell: 072 372 6807


Issued by: Department of Sports, Arts and Culture