Tomorrow we celebrate Heritage Day – a day we appreciate the diversity and multiculturalism that defines South Africa. There are various ways you can express your own individuality and appreciate that of our fellow South Africans.
Food is one of the great parts of our country’s heritage and good food is something we share across cultures – whether it’s trying a new recipe of a South African classic, such as koeksisters, amagwinya or bunny chow. It’s no secret that Heritage Day is also dubbed Braai Day and with a good weather forecast for tomorrow, it’s time to dust off that braai and get the marinade ready.
If you’d rather spoil yourself with a delicious restaurant meal and support local businesses, take part in the SupportStellenbosch Restaurant Rewards Campaign.
Stellenbosch On Stage concert
Do not miss the Support Stellenbosch On Stage concert, featuring popular acts such as Laurika Rauch, Stuart Taylor, and the University of Stellenbosch choir. The concert aims to raise funds for humanitarian aid, local businesses, artists and more. Tickets cost R130, but includes a R100 SnapScan voucher that can be redeemed at various businesses, such as De Warenmarkt, Fidders and De Vrije Burger.
Good Night Fridays Concert
Another concert not to be missed: the V&A Waterfront is presenting the last of their “Good Night Fridays” concerts. This Friday, you can join online to listen to famous artists Leah, Zolani Mahola, and Alistair Izobell and also be entertained by comedian and host, Loyiso Madinga. Starting at 7pm, you can live stream the concert via Facebook and YouTube.
Natural & cultural heritage
Our heritage also spans the natural wonders we are privileged to experience around us. There is much to do while supporting our tourism industry. Go for a hike on Table Mountain or Lion’s Head, or pack a picnic and take a stroll through Kirstenbosch. Explore the V&A Waterfront, and visit the Two Oceans Aquarium. There is also free entry at Groot Constantia and don’t miss out on the Iziko South African Museum.
In the words of President Cyril Ramphaposa:
“… South Africans will celebrate Heritage Day under conditions that will be better in many ways from what we have experienced over the last six months.
I urge everyone to use this public holiday as family time, to reflect on the difficult journey we have all travelled, to remember those who have lost their lives, and to quietly rejoice in the remarkable and diverse heritage of our nation.”
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Written by C Knoesen