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President Ramaphosa to officiate national Heritage Day celebrations

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on National Heritage Day this Saturday, 24 September 2022, lead the nation in celebrating South Africa’s indigenous music and its immense contribution to sports, arts, culture and heritage.

The national celebrations will be held at the Union Buildings in Tshwane under the theme “Celebrating the Legacy of Solomon Linda and South Africa’s Indigenous Music”.

The annual event embraces the vast cultural diversity and history that distinctively marks the country’s heritage.

This year’s theme pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of the passing of singer and song writer Solomon Popoli Linda. He is best known as the composer of the song, “Mbube”, which later became the popular music success “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and gave its name to the Mbube style of isicathamiya a capella music.

Heritage Month 2022 focuses on South Africa’s indigenous music with a spotlight on isicathamiya music and its immense contribution to sport, arts, culture and heritage, especially for emigrant communities in hostels, townships and peri urban areas.

It also presents an opportunity to commemorate the centenaries of our late resistance and liberation struggle icons, and honour their contributions towards a free and democratic South Africa. 

As part of this years’ Heritage Month programme, the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture unveiled five Legends and Living Human Treasures’ publications in honour of the late legendary poet, Don Mattera; the living legends and music icons, Abigail Kubeka, Letta Mbulu, and Caiphus Semenya, and iconic photojournalist Peter Magubane.

Throughout Heritage Month, government departments, entities and civil society groups are hosting various activities across the country to celebrate our heritage.

South Africans are encouraged to take pride in celebrating and appreciating the country’s indigenous music and our heritage as a vehicle towards social cohesion and nation building.

Ahead of President Ramaphosa’s keynote address, a carnival procession featuring colourful and flamboyant dance will move from the Union Buildings to Burgers Park in Tshwane.

The carnival float will be an expression of the nation’s diverse origins, traditions and rich tangible and intangible heritage.

The national day celebrations will be held as follows:

PART A: Carnival 

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Time: 10h00
Venue: Procession from the Union Buildings to Burgers Park in Tshwane 

PART B: Heritage Day Celebrations 

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Time: 11h00
Venue: The Union Buildings, South lawns, Tshwane

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President – 082 835 6315

Issued by: The Presidency
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