Saturday, September 19, 2009

Heritage Month to showcase South Africa’s rich culture

By Khanyisa Tabata
19 September 2009

Heritage Month represents an opportunity for South Africans to celebrate their rich and diverse cultural heritage.

South Africans should use the month to create a stage for the African community to unite, celebrate and preserve Africa's indigenous cultures through traditional dance, music and crafts said Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile.

September marks national Heritage month in South Africa and this year's theme is “Celebrating South Africa’s Craft, our Heritage”.

During this month, the Department of Arts and Culture will pay tribute in particular to the crafters, many of whom are found in the rural areas.

Heritage month recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food and craft.


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