Over 70 global leaders – including four US presidents – as well as royalty and international celebrities are heading to South Africa for a massive memorial service for Nelson Mandela, set to be one of the largest gatherings of heads of state and government in recent history.
Heritage means different things to different people. But for all, it seems to be inextricably linked to national pride, culture, tradition and the past. Now, as Heritage Month draws to a close, the National Heritage Council wants South Africans to help define the concept.
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Heritage Day is a solemn occasion to remember our past - both its tragic and triumphant moments - as well as a day to celebrate our colourful diversity. Have a braai, go on a tour, visit a museum, or attend an official event.