September marks the annual Heritage & Tourism Month in South Africa, Government Communications notes.
And that Heritage Month recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible like creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the popular memory.
This theme for 2013 – Reclaiming, Restoring and Celebrating our Living Heritage – is a call to recognise the importance of our tangible heritage; our museums, commemorative sites and interpretation centers, in building an inclusive society.
Various heritage sites and infrastructures in South Africa are named after the liberation struggle icons like The Sol Plaatjie Municipality in the Northern Cape, The Nelson Mandela Museum in the Eastern Cape, Luthuli House in Gauteng, Shaka Zulu Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, Tshwane Municipality in Gauteng and the Steve Biko Memorial in the Eastern Cape.
Also reported is that Heritage Day on 24 September recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth of our nation. South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa, added the Presidency.