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Botlokwa Bridge Unveiled in honour of SA’s stalwart – OR Tambo

In celebration of Oliver Tambo’s life and legacy, the Presidency together with the Ministry in Transport officially opened the N1 Botlokwa freeway in Limpopo. “During his birth month, and in honour of his legacy we need to remember his commitment in liberating this country for a non-racial South Africa” said Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa, Chief Executive […]

9th annual heritage camp grooming future leaders

After a weeklong heritage camp in Mokala National Park at the Northern Cape, schools from the nine (9) provinces battled it out by researching and presenting on the given topics: OR Tambo Centenary: are leaders of today emulating the values of OR; about their Intangible heritage and their Tangible heritage and Women Empowerment. Sunward High […]

Young SA leaders explore Tanzania’s liberations heritage and culture

A team of thirteen young people from different provinces will embark on a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Tanzania through the Uhuru Africa Initiative Tour from 9 to 15 October 2017 coordinated by SOMAFCO Trust in partnership with the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC). This is part of celebrating the Oliver […]

SA Schools gather for a Heritage Challenge

After gruelling months of provincial workshops with coordinators for the competition of 2017 Heritage Educations Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP), there were eliminations of district and provincial schools with nine (9) schools represented by a group of four learners from each province finally making it to a week-long heritage camp from 02 – 06 October 2017 […]

Time to reflect as SA celebrates its 21st Heritage Day

This year on the 24th September, South Africa will be celebrating its 21st official National Heritage Day since 1996 after being declared a National Day and public holiday by the democratic government. The main celebration will be held in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga.  Many other activities will be taking place in different Provinces. The National Heritage Council […]

Gosha Winners

Africa’s only heritage Awards celebrate those who promote heritage Heritage month is a month where we celebrate our culture and the diversity of our beliefs and traditions for nation building and social cohesion. On 15 September 2017, the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) together with the Northern Cape Province Department of Sport, Arts […]

Heritage Month Celebrations to celebrate the liberation heritage

This year’s Heritage Month, the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) together with the Northern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and the Sol Plaatje Municipality will be hosting the Golden Shield Heritage Awards 2017 (GOSHA) for two consecutive years in Kimberley, Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre on 15 September. As part of the […]


SATMA Awards will be hosting the biggest cultural parade and carnival this weekend of the 12th of August 2017, commencing from Gugu Dlamini Park Extension – Workshop Durban. We are expecting thousands of people including SAPS brass band, SANDF brass bands as well as community brass brands. Thousands of Izintombi and cultural groups have confirmed their […]

Historic 142 year old church to be rescued from dilapidating

On 4 August 2017, the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) Chief Executive, Sonwabile Mancotywa, will be visiting a historic church building in Peelton situated a few kilometres out of King Williams Town. The Peelton Congregational Church was built in 1875 by Reverent Birt from the London Missionary Society. This 142 years old church […]

NHC calls the public to submit nominations for Golden Shield Heritage Awards 2017

2017 It’s that time again where we recognise all those who have contributed to the preservation, protection and the promotion of South African heritage through the Golden Shield Heritage Awards. The National Heritage Council of South Africa invites the public to submit their nominations for the Golden Shield Heritage Awards 2017 by 21 August 2017. […]