Heritage Day 2017

Initially excluded from the Public Holiday’s Bill, the IFP petitioned to have the 24th September included in the list of public holidays that would be honoured as part of the new post-apartheid dispensation. The day had long been celebrated in KwaZulu-Natal as ‘Shaka’s Day’, but with a new government came a new name, and in … Read more

A Rendition of a Zulu Battle Song

    The video above was taken in Danganya, Umkomaas. Sipho Ngwenya from the area, is seen leading the song that can be literally translated in English to, “What must we do, what must we do about those that hate us?” The song dates back many years. It was sang by amaButho, the Zulu warrior men. … Read more

Heritage Day 2014

Durban’s promenade should be full of colour tomorrow as people take part in The Post’s Heritage Day Walk. Participants are encouraged to dress “in celebration of their culture”, and along the way different cultural items will showcase KZN’s diverse, yet common heritage. Members of Indoni will take part in the day’s programme. Indoni, My Heritage, … Read more

Happy Heritage Day!

South Africa has 12 public holidays, and while we are all happy to take the day off work, the meaning behind these commemorative days is often lost on most of us! Heritage Day is one of our newest public holidays, and is fairly easy to understand it’s significance when we think about the name; i.e. … Read more

Mapungubwe: The Lost City

Last week saw our Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, officially launching Heritage Month which takes place in September each year. South Africa is home to eight of the world’s official heritage sites, as determined by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Mapungubwe, in Limpopo, is one such site, and richly deserving of its title. … Read more