Minister Nathi Mthethwa launches Heritage Month 2018, Howick

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
28 Aug 2018

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the official launch of Heritage Month on Saturday, 01 September 2018 at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick in KwaZulu-Natal

In line with government’s programme to celebrate the centenary year of Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, Heritage Month 2018 will be commemorated under the theme “The Year of Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela: Advancing Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape”.

At the centre of the 2018 Heritage Month celebrations will be the transformation of the heritage landscape, and in particular, the contribution made by the former President Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela.

During the launch, a month-long programme of activities aimed at addressing issues of transformations, promotion and preservation of South Africa’s rich and diverse heritage, national identity, nation building and social cohesion will be unveiled.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date                : Saturday, 01 September 2018

Time               : 09h00

Venue            : Nelson Mandela Capture Site, R103 Howick, uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

NB                  : Transport is available for 7 journalists (first come first served)

                        : Pick-up - Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede Street @09h00

Members of the media should RSVP to Madimetja Moleba at 066 301 4675 /

Media Enquiries: Zimasa Velaphi

Mobile: 072 172 8925


Asanda Magaqa


Cell: 072 327 6807

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture