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21. September 2011

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will commemorate the national Heritage Day on 24 September 2011

On 24 September 2011, the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will commemorate the national Heritage Day.  The theme for 2011 is "Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa". The aim of the 2011 Heritage Month is to remind and reconnect the South African nation with its rich and diverse collective liberation heritage.

The story of the liberation of South Africa is a significant part of the cultural heritage of the country and is shared and celebrated by all those in the world who value equality and freedom.

Ambassador Stofile stated that “our liberation heritage was forged in the theatre of struggle that shaped the new South Africa and it behoves us to ensure that we protect our common heritage and advance a national heritage which is accommodative of cultural diversity.”  
The aim of the Heritage Month is to strengthen the South African brand as one of the greatest theatres of struggle, victory over apartheid and a world-recognised model of reconciliation and nation-building.

Ambassador Stofile also expressed his appreciation to the contribution made by Germany and the many friends in the struggle for the liberation of South Africa. In the endeavour to intensify the good relations between our countries Ambassador Stofile pronounced that “I will give the opportunity to the younger generation to get involved to strengthen the ties between the two countries. South Africa was not alone in the battle against Apartheid and South Africa cannot be left alone in its battle for economic emancipation.”

Heritage Month coincides with International Tourism Month, under the theme “Tourism Linking Cultures” and celebrates tourism’s role in breaking down barriers across cultures and fostering tolerance, respect and mutual understanding. The Government of the Republic of South Africa has therefore decided to call on all sectors to support the National Heritage Council Project of establishing a national liberation heritage route that will link all liberation heritage sites in South Africa, the Southern African Development Community region and the continent.

In pursuit of active participation to promote unity in diversity, the South African  Government aims to illustrate the importance of the liberation heritage to all South Africans, especially the youth by ensuring interactive, interesting and modern platforms for the 2011 Heritage Month, geared towards creating awareness through oral history narrations, exhibitions, poetry, dance, songs and site visits to reinforce our collective memory and promote a national identity and the importance of our shared liberation heritage.

The 2011 Heritage Month celebrations will be held by various sectors across South Africa and the national celebrations will be hosted on 24 September 2011 in Mpumalanga.

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