“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” These profound words spoken by our beloved Tata Nelson Mandela, gives impetus to the celebration of the International Translation Day.
"I am delighted to be part of the Isikhumbuzo saMahlubi which marks the 91st anniversary since the arrival of AmaHlubi here in Khayakhulu." said Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi
September is Heritage month. This year we have adopted the theme “Our Indigenous Knowledge, Our Heritage: Towards the Identification, Promotion and Preservation of South Africa’s Living Heritage”
The month of September is a time in which we have the opportunity to reflect on our past so that we understand where we are today and who we truly are. It is a time in which we are reminded, so that we do not lose sight of this, that the different strands of history have influenced us and shaped who we are and what it means to be free.
We are gathered here to witness yet another milestone in our journey towards the redefinition of our national heritage. The establishment of the National Heritage Monument is part of the government of the Republic of South Africa’s efforts to redress historical imbalances and instil a sense of pride and identity among the people of this beautiful land.
“I usually make sure that my stories are from Africa or my own background so as to highlight the cultural background at the same time as telling the story” These words spoken by a prolific Nigerian woman author, Buchi Emecheta, aptly resonate with what brought us here today.
On this day, 27 April 1994, we held our first democratic elections, signaling the end of racist apartheid rule. Today we remember that historic moment.
We are gathered here today to congratulate talented young people from different provinces who have successfully completed their Film and TV production learnership.
I am happy that you have joined us on what will mark a turning point in how we deal with the matter of colonial history and other cultural symbols in our country.
A visionary leader and Africa’s own son, Oliver Reginald Tambo once said, “A nation that does not invest in its youth is not worth its future”.