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Maritime Heritage collaboration with SAMSA

The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) and the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) collaborates to transform Maritime Heritage Maritime is a global sovereign responsibility of any country that its land space is bordered by sea water. It has for many centuries been one of the most important features of a country’s economic […]

Joe Mafela fought the struggle through music and film

A passionate entertainer at heart – Joe Mafela was a member of generation that was part of the country’s oppression; conquered through democracy to develop and promote black talent as well the country’s indigenous music heritage. The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) pays tribute to this stalwart that played a major role in […]

The NHC takes off Mama Winnie’s legacy

On 9 March 2017, the Ludeke Church near Mbizana in the Eastern Cape Province was the focal point of the site assessments that were conducted by the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) and South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) accompanied by the Mbizana Local Municipality. The purpose of the visit to mainly the […]

Sport hero to be honoured for liberation heritage contribution

Sport hero to be honoured for liberation heritage contribution Sonwabile Mancotywa, CEO of the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) will join the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in launching a Sports, Arts and Culture Liberation Heritage Programme in honour of Moses ‘Jackbeans’ Allie on 1 March 2017 (18h00) at Pietermaritzburg City Hall. His […]

With love to OR Tambo from the youth

With love to OR Tambo from the youth On 27 October 2017, OR Tambo would be 100 years old. Centenary celebrations around the liberation icon’s legacy and values will be celebrated nationally. The National Heritage Council (NHC) has started the celebration of the centenary of O R Tambo with the release of an anthology. This […]

OR Tambo’s safe house in Lusaka given a national stature

After fruitful discussions and consultations led by the heritage institutions the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) , South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA), the Freedom Park and the main stakeholder Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), the Zambian government declared home of the unsung African hero, Oliver Reginal Tambo in Zambia at Lusaka […]

Learners excel at boot camp

The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) hosted its 8th annual Heritage Education Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP) boot camp in Hartbeespoort from the 3 – 7 October 2016. This year’s theme was centred around nation building and the use of heritage for unity. The programme featured eight schools with all nine provinces represented by […]