Heritage Month is celebrated annually in September.
Government calls on all South Africans to use Heritage Month to foster greater social cohesion, nation building and a shared national identity.
The celebration of Heritage Month has created a conducive environment for all people to embrace and celebrate what was inherited or bequeathed to us by our forebears.
Deputy President David Mabuza will deliver the keynote address at the National Heritage Day in Upington at Northern Cape.
This years’ Heritage Month will be celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating South Africa’s literary classics in the year of indigenous languages”. The theme is in line with UNESCO’s declarations of 2019 as “the Year of Indigenous Languages” to afford the international community to develop, promote and, to collectively celebrate indigenous languages.
We call on all South Africans to support the culture of reading and incorporate it into their daily lifestyles.
It is important to encourage your children to visit a library and start reading at an early age so that they grow up with the passion for reading as this develop a broader vocabulary and increased general knowledge.