Minister Nathi Mthethwa launches 2016 Heritage Month Celebrations in Sophiatown, Johannesburg

Mthethwa on SABCArts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the launch of the 2016 Heritage Month under the theme, “Celebrating our Human Treasures by Asserting our African Identity; our effort in asserting our unique African identity.

The launch will take place on Friday, 02 September 2016 at Trevor Huddleston CR  Memorial Centre, Sophiatown in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The aim of this year’s celebrations is to put at the forefront the living human treasures and the living legends, the custodians of the indigenous knowledge for their immense contribution to the arts, culture and heritage landscape. The celebration of the human treasures and living legends is an integral part of asserting and embracing our African identity. The living human treasures and legends have a fundamental role to play in society in assisting younger artists to hone their skills, offer mentorship to the youth and guide society as we actively embrace the fullness of our African culture and knowledge in all aspects of our lives.

During the launch, Minister Mthethwa will also outline a month-long programme of activities for the month of September.

The 2016 Heritage Day Celebrations will  be held on 24 September 2016 at AR Abass Stadium in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province.

The details of the launch are as follows:

Time   : 14h00
Date    : 02 September 2016
Venue : Trevor Huddleston CR  Memorial Centre, Sophiatown in City of Johannesburg.

RSVP: Madimetja Moleba: 072 842 6594/ Madimetjam@dac.gov.za or Mthuthuzeli Nqumba / 074 478 7681: Mthuthuzelin@dac.gov.za

For more information, please contact: Ms Lisa Combrinck Spokesperson to the Minister: Cell: 082 821 4886

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