Win a Tour to Tanzania

OR Tambo Uhuru Africa



An annual tour to Tanzania to experience the political and social legacy of Solomon Mahlangu from 28th of October-09th of November 2015.



CLOSES ON 30 September 2015, 10h00

Enquiries should be directed to The Heritage Unit on Tel: +27 12 348-1663 or


tanz_01The NHC in partnership with the SOMAFCO Educational is inviting young South Africans of 18 to 30 years to participate in the annual essay competition. The essay should be posted on the NHC Facebook page. The more likes the essay gets the better chance to win. The top 5 essays will be selected and judged by the NHC. The likes will count for 80% and judges score will count for 20%. Two (2) winners will be selected and announced.

The essay should answer this simple question in English:

  • What could be the critical contribution of young South Africans in appreciating and sharing the diversity of cultural heritage of Africa?



Terms and conditions

The participant must be;

    • aged between 18 and 30 years old
    • the author’s original thoughts that he/she can articulate
    • able to travel outside SA
    • live in South Africa
    • have a valid South African ID
    • free of any criminal record
    • able to take required vaccinations

NHC reserves the right to use the essay in any of its information material




The objective of the tour to Tanzania and the competition is to reconnect with a Tanzania which was home to many young and old South Africans who fled persecution from the apartheid regime to nonetheless contribute to the struggle for freedom. Also to expose South African heritage which reside in the neighbouring countries. The project hopes to touch the hearts of young South Africans preserve and promote this history and other stories of our liberation.




These tours started on 2008 and were overwhelmingly successful. Many stakeholders have supported the course and sponsors have grown over the years. The tour adds value to some of the NHC flagship programmes like the Liberation Heritage Route, Heritage Education Outreach as well as the Ubuntu honours.





This year, 2015, is even more significant for the NHC in our democratic dispensation because, amongst other things:

    • It marks 60 years anniversary of the Congress of the People in which the Freedom Charter was passed.
    • It also marks 25 years since the release of Nelson Mandela from prison after spending 27 years in custody.





This programme as well as the commemoration of Solomon Mahlangu, relevant to the NHC s mandate to develop, promote and protect the Intangible Cultural Heritage for present and future generations. Most importantly, to inculcate the culture of appreciating the role played by freedom fighters in the liberation of this country. It is even more relevant for the vision of NHC – ‘To build a Nation proud of its African heritage.’


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