Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Africa celebrates Heritage Day

By Mandisi Tyulu
24 September 2008-09-24


South Africans will be celebrating Heritage Day across the country today. It is the culmination of Heritage Month, which this year carried the theme “Celebrating our Dance, our Heritage.” Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who announced her resignation this week, will deliver a keynote address today at the national celebrations at Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng.

Meanwhile in the Western Cape, Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Cameron Dugmore witnessed local cultural artists performing the indigenous West Coast Riel Dance in Vredendal.

The department of Art and Culture will together with the Robben Island Museum, host a joint Heritage Day function at the Waterfront. Many people will celebrate National Braai Day today, which has recently become part of Heritage Day

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