Heritage is what is preserved from the past as the living collective memory of a people not only to inform the present about the past but also to equip successive generations to fashion their future. It is what creates a sense of identity and assures rootedness and continuity, so that what is brought out by dynamism of culture is not changed for its own sake, but it is a result of people’s conscious choice to create a better life.


The National Heritage Council is on a quest to know what ordinary South Africans have to say about their heritage. Watch as we speak to people on the streets from different backgrounds and dig deeper into the knowledge of our heritage.



Comment below and tell us what heritage is to you.

Comment below and tell us what heritage is to you.

  • Mzwakhe Mahlangu
    Posted at 11:30h, 08 July Reply

    Heritage includes all the past objects and artifacts that were past down to us by our forebearers, including history, both oral history. Heritage also includes our languages, music, customs and traditions. South Africans can celebrate their heritage by using each opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures and celebrate our differences.

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