#KnowYourHeritage Episode 09

National Days

What is heritage to you?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 08

National Days

How can we celebrate Heritage Day?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 07

National Days

What other days do South Africans celebrate and commemorate?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 06

Indigenous languages

What can we do to appreciate and love our languages more?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 05

Indigenous languages

On average, how many languages should a proud South African know?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 04

Indigenous languages

How many languages can you speak?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 03

Indigenous languages

How many official languages are there in South Africa?

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 02

Declared World Heritage Sites in South Africa


Robben Island (1999)

Fossil Hominid Sites of SterkfonteinSwartkransKromdraai, and Environs (1999)

Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (2003)

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape (2007)

5 ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape (2017)



UKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (2000)



Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park (1999)

Vredefort Dome (2005)

Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (2004)

10 Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land (2018)

#KnowYourHeritage Episode 01

World Heritage

How many world heritage sites are there in South Africa?

Youth Day Episode

About Youth Day

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.



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.

    • andiswa
      Posted at 13:30h, 18 March Reply

      heritage is about knowing history and developing more ideas on how to celebrate their heritage and creating more opportunities for others to learn about heritage and cultures

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