South Africa: The Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), in collaboration with the strategic partner Kara Heritage Institute, University of Venda, University of Limpopo, Vhembe District Municipality and Thulamela Municipality, will host a colloquium on 20 September 2022 at the University of Venda.
The colloquium, which will be a build-up activity towards the 2022 Provincial Heritage Day, aims to initiate a regional dialogue on the recovery, development and mainstreaming of Mapungubwe history and heritage.
The event will further generate ideas on the establishment of Mapungubwe Heritage City, which would become a nerve centre for cultural and socio-economic integration of the SADC Region.
The earmarked speakers during the colloquium, which will focus on “Reclaiming Mapungubwe History and Heritage for Pan African Unity and Social Cohesion” amongst others, will include Prof. Mathole Motshekga, Executive Director, Kara Heritage Institute; Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Hon David Hamadziripi; Hon Tsenolo Modise High Commissioner, Republic of Botswana Prof.
Gessler Moshe Nkondo and many others. This year’s Heritage Month is celebrated under the theme “Celebrating the Legacy of Solomon Linda and South Africa’s Indigenous Music” aimed at celebrating South Africa’s Indigenous music as a vehicle for social cohesion and nation building.