Celebrate Your Heritage and Our Democracy During Heritage Week 2014

During Heritage Month we recognise and celebrate the diverse cultures and history of our people. On Heritage Day, 24 September, we encourage Western Cape citizens to find pride in their heritage by telling their stories through music, dance, poetry and art.

The theme for this year’s Heritage Day celebrations is Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy: Tell Your Story That Moves South Africa Forward!, which encourages South Africans to tell their stories as part of our 20 years of democracy celebrations.

At the launch of Heritage Month in Freedom Park, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said “the theme will also serve to help entrench nation-building and social cohesion in South Africa as it can be seen as a call to action, to encourage all South Africans in all spheres of life to be heard and make their contribution to the common South African story. It says that everyone counts and plays his or her part of a shared South African experience”.

Here in the Western Cape we have many landscapes, sites, artefacts, buildings and structures that with immense cultural significance. So why not visit some heritage tourism spots during Heritage Month:

Pinnacle Point Caves

Visit the Pinnacle Point Caves in the company of the archaeologist who discovered them. The caves boast a uniquely dense concentration of well-preserved archaeological sites that contain a record of human occupation over a period of about 170 000 years. Each tour includes a presentation on the significance of the site, which has revealed the earliest evidence of modern human behaviour.

Read more on the original article at: Western Cape Provincial Government Website