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February 2017

Centenary of the sinking of SS Mendi

February 25 @ 8:00 pm
Ditsong Cultural History Museum,
149 Visagie Street, Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
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December 20162016

Reconciliation Day 2016

December 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Aces Sports Ground,
Gopane, North West , South Africa
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September 2016

Golden Shield Heritage Awards

September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre,
10 W Circular Road, Kimberly, Northern Cape 8301 South Africa
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We recognise the contribution of individuals, groups, or organisations/academic institutions who protect, preserve and promote the country’s heritage as the “Champions of Heritage”. The award recipients and the projects reflect best practice in promotion, preservation, conservation and/or interpretation of our heritage. Nominations were received from all disciplines that have a direct bearing on how heritage is appreciated and preserved in the country. The awards ceremony to honour the heritage champions from across South Africa will be hosted in conjunction with…

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October 20142014

Schools Outreach Programme

October 6, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Wilderness, Western Cape,

Schools Outreach Programme: Schools from around the country, each province represented by one school, will spend a week at a camp where they challenge each other and learn about their heritage. They will present researched topics, role plays and impromptu presentations on heritage subjects. This experiential camp exposes the youth to the interesting heritage of South Africa.

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September 2014

HERITAGE DAY – 24 September

September 24, 2014

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. “When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation”, President Nelson Mandela, 24 September 1996 In…

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National Heritage Day Celebrations

September 24, 2014
James Motlatsi Stadium,
Orkney, North West Province, Orkney, North West South Africa

National Heritage Day Celebrations. This year, South Africans are reminded of the nation’s rich heritage and encouraged through narrations, exhibitions, poetry, book-reading sessions, music and dance. We are celebrating heritage by “telling our stories to move South Africa forward”.

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Vhembe Cultural Carnival

September 24, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Vhembe District,
Vhembe District Municipality Limpopo South Africa

This event will entail, amongst other things, tours to some of the most scenic heritage sites like-Mapungubwe World Heritage Site, Dzata ruins, Thulamela Iron Age sites and traditional music, dances and cultural parades, etc. The week long celebrations will culminate in an evening ceremony to recognise those who contributed imensley to the preservstion of heritage in the Venda region.   Day 1: 23/09/14(Tuesday)   15H00-18H00 18H30-20H30 Welcoming & networking (Musina) Guest arrival & registration(Musina) Day 1: 23/09/14(Tuesday)   08H00-18H00 Cultural festival finals (To be addressed by the Executive Mayor…

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Launch / BIKO: THE QUEST FOR A TRUE HUMANITY & Social Cohesion Dialogue

September 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ditsong Cultural History Museum,
149 Visagie Street, Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
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DITSONG Museums of South Africa will be launching the exhibition “BIKO: THE QUEST FOR A TRUE HUMANITY” in honour of Steve Biko. The launch will be followed by the Social Cohesion Dialogue by the National Heritage Council. Both activities will be presided by the Honourable Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa.

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August 2014

WOMEN’S DAY – 9 August

August 9, 2014

Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the status of women and the advances made since that historical day when South African women organised one of the largest and most successful protests in the country’s history. On 9 August 1956, over 20 000 women of all ages and races from across South Africa participated in a national march against the hated Pass laws that proposed restrictions on their movements. They marched together towards the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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July 2014

Nelson Mandela Day

July 18, 2014

67 Minutes for Mandela Nelson Mandela’s birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.   The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”  …

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