What is heritage to you?
How can we celebrate Heritage Day?
What other days do South Africans celebrate and commemorate?
What can we do to appreciate and love our languages more?
On average, how many languages should a proud South African know?
How many languages can you speak?
How many official languages are there in South Africa?
1 Robben Island (1999)
2 Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs (1999)
3 Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (2003)
4 Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape (2007)
5 ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape (2017)
6 UKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (2000)
7 Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park (1999)
8 Vredefort Dome (2005)
9 Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (2004)
10 Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land (2018)
How many world heritage sites are there in South Africa?
Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the soweto uprising of June 16, 1976. The day is celebrated on June 16 every year. The day is celebrated in order to recognize the role of youth in the liberation of South Africa from the Apartheid regime.
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.