Flag in every school to build a common national identity

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24 Jul 2009

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Lulu Xingwana invites media to a ceremony to hoist a National Flag and refurbishment (painting) at Lepono Primary School in Hammanskraal. Since the dawn of democracy, nation building and social cohesion has been on the national agenda. As President Jacob Zuma, said in his State of the Nation Address: “We must develop a common attachment to our country, our Constitution, and our National Symbols.

The President further stated that: In this spirit we will promote the National Anthem, the National Flag and other national symbols.” On the same day, young people will paint Soshanguve Police Station as part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s beautification of public spaces project. The ceremony will take place as follows:

Date: 26 June 2009
Time: 09h30
Venue: Lepono Primary School, Hammanskraal


Time: 09h00 to 09h30
Item: Arrival
Presenter: All

Time: 09h30 to 09h35
Item: Welcome remarks
Presenter: Principal

Time: 09h35 to 09h45
Item: Singing of the National Anthem
Presenter: School Choir

Time: 09h45 to 09h55
Item: Introduction of Ministers
Presenter: DAC official

Time: 09h55 to 10h15
Item: Address by Minister
Presenter: Minister

Time: 10h15 to 10h25
Item: Hoist of the National Flag
Presenter: Minister

Time: 10h25 to 10h30
Item: Vote of Thanks
Presenter: DoE

Time: 10h30 to 12h00
Item: Painting of the school premises food gardening project
Presenter: Minister

Time: 12h00 to 13h30
Item: Departure
Presenter: All

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