NHC and its partners to celebrate the heritage of Nelson Mandela through arts

NHC and its partners to celebrate the heritage of Nelson Mandela through arts

This year’s centenary of Tata Nelson Mandela provides a unique opportunity for people around the world to reflect on the life and times to promote the stalwarts’s legacy.


The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC); the Department of Sports & Recreation and the Nelson Mandela Museum support Maru Ciberconnect’s initiative funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) where the entities will celebrate the rich legacy and heritage of the former statesman through a community engagement (Imbizo) themed ‘Reliving Untold Epic Moments of Our History’. His life and values will be reflected upon and the commemoration will further be filled with art displays, music performances and traditional dance.


Part of the build-up activities to this celebration include the Nelson Mandela Photo Stories book, where the selected youth from Qunu are equipped with cameras and tasked to capture places and things that relate to the stalwart’s heritage and create special Photo stories with some narration to them. This Photo Stories book will be kept in the Nelson Mandela Museum and other key sites for public access and education.


The National Department of Sports & Recreation (SRSA) will further host a football and netball tournament at Tabase on 26 & 27 June.


The Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebration in Qunu will be held as follows:

Date: Friday, 29 June 2018

Time: 09h00 – 15h00

Venue: Nelson Mandela Museum, Qunu,

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