24 Sep Heritage Day

Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa. The question of National or Cultural heritage is, however, not without its complications. In a country of eleven different official languages and a turbulent recent political past, one is obliged to ask, for instance, whose heritage it is that South Africans are being called to celebrate. Another point of contention is that in a former settler colony such as South Africa, one person's heritage is another person's trauma.

To help us unpack the discussion for the day, we are joined by:

• Dr Mathole Motshekga Founder: KARA Heritage Institute Member of Parliament of South Africa

• Mr Mkhulu Msingisa CEO Zindzi Mandela Foundation

• Ms Jane Mufamadi CEO Freedom Park
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