Month of Heritage in Full Swing

September is Heritage month in South Africa. The National Heritage Day is on 24 September where the
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture leads the national celebrations. The President will be addressing the event this year. It will be the first Heritage Day celebration open to the public after the two-year COVID19 lockdown.

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Hon Nathi Mthethwa launched the month on 2 September 2022 at the Pioneer Museum of Ditsong in Silverton, Pretoria. The highlight of the launch was a carnival that was coordinated by the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. It brightened the streets with colours of our diverse cultures, traditional music and dances.

Minister Mthwethwa acknowledged the effort of musicians who continue to preserve the indigenous heritage of this genre across all cultures.

This year’s Heritage month will be celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating the Legacy of Solomon Linda and South Africa’s Indigenous Music”. The theme gleams the spotlight on isicathamiya music and its immense contribution to South African music landscape. Heritage Day is planned to be hosted as a physical event with President Ramaphosa making a live national address at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.

All the provinces will be hosting build-up activities and their own provincial Heritage Day celebrations. The NHC will host a build-up activity in conjunction with other stakeholders: The month close with a conversation about heritage:
•Heritage Talk, 29 September, UNISA Pretoria, Gauteng. This colloquium will expand on the challenges and possible intervention in the heritage sector. Updates on more activities will be made as the Heritage
Month is celebrated.

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Month of Heritage in Full Swing

September is Heritage month in South Africa. The National Heritage Day is on 24 September where the
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture leads the national celebrations. The President will be addressing the event this year. It will be the first Heritage Day celebration open to the public after the two-year COVID19 lockdown.


Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Hon Nathi Mthethwa launched the month on 2 September 2022 at the Pioneer Museum of Ditsong in Silverton, Pretoria. The highlight of the launch was a carnival that was coordinated by the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. It brightened the streets with colours of our diverse cultures, traditional music and dances.

Minister Mthwethwa acknowledged the effort of musicians who continue to preserve the indigenous heritage of this genre across all cultures.

This year’s Heritage month will be celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating the Legacy of Solomon Linda and South Africa’s Indigenous Music”. The theme gleams the spotlight on isicathamiya music and its immense contribution to South African music landscape. Heritage Day is planned to be hosted as a physical event with President Ramaphosa making a live national address at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.

All the provinces will be hosting build-up activities and their own provincial Heritage Day celebrations. The NHC will host a build-up activity in conjunction with other stakeholders: The month close with a conversation about heritage:
•Heritage Talk, 29 September, UNISA Pretoria, Gauteng. This colloquium will expand on the challenges and possible intervention in the heritage sector. Updates on more activities will be made as the Heritage
Month is celebrated.

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