South Africa marks the 2012 Heritage Month under the theme “Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”. The theme reminds and reconnects the nation with its rich and diverse collective liberation heritage. The aim of this year’s celebrations is to create awareness through educational programmes, dialogues, and other public activities on the importance of Liberation Heritage as a vehicle to foster social cohesion, nation building, economic development and inclusive citizenship. The month will also be dedicated to honour and express our gratitude to those who dedicated their lives to ensure that our country achieved freedom and democracy that all of us enjoy today.
The IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi remains concerned that Heritage Day has been reduced into National Braai Day. But he says Braai Day can contribute towards the real meaning of heritage Day…… Braai Day is a celebration of our great country and its unique national pastime. It aims to unite all South Africans on 24 September by encouraging them to partake in a fun and tangible activity shared by all demographic groups, religious denominations and body types
In South Africa on the 24th September we celebrate Heritage day, So September is our heritage month. 24 September 1828, Stanger, Natal a day king of the Zulus,King Shaka Zulu died.
Shaka was a great Zulu king and conqueror. He lived in an area of south-east Africa between the Drakensberg and the Indian Ocean, a region populated by many independent Nguni chiefdoms. During his brief reign more than a hundred chiefdoms were brought together in a Zulu kingdom which survived not only the death of its founder but later military defeat and calculated attempts to break it up
Happy heritage month to my fellow South Africans
Written by: zain89