Deputy President Paul Mashatile For National Heritage Day Address

National Heritage Day is a moment for a nation to celebrate its rich cultural heritage. There are usually many events lined up for the celebration, with the government actively participating.

It is September and National Heritage Month in South Africa. Not surprisingly, many events are lined up for the celebration, with the country’s deputy president Paul Mashatile set to deliver a keynote address on Sunday, 24 September 2023 at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu.

A release by the South African Government affirmed this much while also noting that the year; ‘s theme will be “Celebrating our cultural diversity in a democratic South Africa” and will also mark the official opening ceremony of the 17th National Indigenous Games Festival (IGF) through a carnival parade.

The deputy president himself had not personally addressed the imminent celebration and his keynote address. But then, the release from the presidency should suffice for those keen to know what lies ahead.

There is palpable excitement in South Africa over the National Heritage Day, with tweeps wondering what would be different from previous celebrations. One of the most memorable moments in the history of the celebration was the adoption of Master KG’s “Jerusalema” tune with Nomcembo Zikode as the National Heritage song years ago

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