Heritage Month 2015
September is Heritage Month, with Heritage Day celebrated on 24 September. The theme for 2015 is “Our indigenous knowledge, our heritage: Towards the identification, promotion and preservation of South African’s living heritage.”
Our living heritage refers to cultural knowledge, practices and traditions passed on from each generation to the next which also includes our natural and built heritage. In South Africa we have a rich and diverse heritage that we promote in pursuit of creating a socially inclusive society. Everybody in South Africa is encouraged to celebrate our diverse cultures with indigenous foods, crafts, dance, music, instruments and objects.
Living Legends Legacy Project
As part of the theme for 2015 national Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa launched the Living Legends Legacy Project in Sandton on 1 September 2015.
The aim of the project is to identify key people (legends) across all disciplines in the arts and involve them actively in programmes that will improve skills transfer and advocate for and promote the arts broadly.
The official hashtag for Heritage Month is #Myheritage.
Places to visit and celebrate Heritage month for free
- Entry is free to most of the 21 SANParks during the South African National Parks Week from 14 to 20 September 2015.View more details about the dates and parks that are participating in the celebration.
- You can enjoy free entry to Cape Nature parks from 21 – 27 September 2015.
- Iziko Museums are hosting a fun-filled week of free entertainment and education during Heritage Week (21 to 27 September). The Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope are free on 24 September only. For more information please view the full Iziko Heritage Programme.
- Join the Heritage Hunt and win a break at Anysberg Nature Reserve