South Africa: The Tooseng Community Hall in Ga-Mpahlele was full yesterday when community members came in numbers to celebrate the Capricorn District Heritage Day. The colourful and cultural build-up event began with showcasing artefacts and sharing indigenous cuisine, which was followed by a cultural parade and then an interactive programme.
The intention is to remind communities about the importance of preserving heritage, arts and culture, whilst the key messages included restoration of dignity and respect, encouraging moral regeneration, Ubuntu, anti-gender Based Violence and Femicide. Furthermore, the event highlighted the role heritage, arts and culture play in local economic growth.
The success of the event is accredited to the collaboration of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Capricorn District Municipality District Municipality, Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality, Moshate and the host, Lekgoledi Arts and Cultural Centre.
The Waterberg, Mopani, and Sekhukhune Districts will host the build up events of this magnitude, whilst Vhembe District will host the Limpopo Provincial Heritage Day Celebration 2023 in Swigodini, under Musina Municipality.
In the quest to promote multilingualism, social cohesion and nation building, the Capricorn District Heritage Day build-up event was more of an integration through the cultural parade, showcasing artifacts, various traditional dances and poets performing in indigenous languages.
Capricorn District Municipality confirmed that CDM joined the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture Capricorn District in celebrating the Interactive Heritage Day Build up Festival at Tooseng in Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality today. Cllr. Maria Ramokolo who is the MMC for Finance, represented CDM as the Acting Executive Mayor.