Latest articles on Heritage Day

Human Rights Day: South Africa continues to neglect the legacy of Robert Sobukwe

The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy

SA has a legacy of trauma

Transforming the symbols of apartheid violence is not the endpoint of addressing our heritage

Multicultural SA offers a great benefit

Understanding and being able to work with different people is a globally sought-after skill

Children must be able to read with comprehension about their heritage

Literacy in South Africa has to improve if people are to have a better quality of life

Our stories adorn us

The meaning of traditional attire is being lost. But does it matter? Gogo Jessie Mabona thinks it does

Black Panther is more than just representation

It has awoken in me a sense of pride and dignity I had no idea I had lost from all those many years of being erased in international public discourse

The granular affects of the ordinary

We contain multitudes in our everydayness. Youlendree Appasamy tries to unpick the meaning — or lack of it — in ordinary interactions and feelings

Zuma blames apartheid for corruption

"Let us unite against corruption and crime in our communities and in our country. These scourges should not divide us at all"

And God said: ‘Go braai, hang or whatever’

'South Africa, God loved you and left you a precious heirloom: Heritage Day, a day off from work to be spent at home or elsewhere'

Heritage Day: Diary of a white English-speaking South African

Many just go out there and braai but others spend the day obsessing about identity, what is cultural, whose culture and whether it's appropriation.

Rand slips to all-time low on heritage day

As SA markets took the day off on heritage day the rand dipped past 14 to the dollar for the second time in four weeks and slipped to an all-time low.

Sophiatown gets back in the mix for heritage month

Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre has become a lighthouse for a cultural expansion into a future Sophiatown cultural and heritage precinct.

Why heritage should be used to interpret the past and forge the future

Many South Africans have come to associate Heritage Day with a good opportunity to have a braai, but it's so much more than that.

Facts and the rest is history

Heritage Day celebrations rarely make reference to historical figures except for some of those in the anti-apartheid struggle, a reader writes.

Most SA citizens satisfied with social cohesion except whites, coloureds

New findings show that over 55% of South Africans feel united this Heritage Day, but some race groups are still sceptical about these efforts.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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