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read more Reaching a row of flats in upper Sea Point on a warm moody night of clouds passing slowly by a waning moon, we aim for the sound of laughter and animated conversation that trickles down an outside flight of steps.
Quite aptly, just as King Shaka was instrumental in uniting Zulu clans into a cohesive nation, Heritage Day (appointed in place of King Shaka Day) encourages South Africans to come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the diversity of our rainbow nation.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela concisely explained it when he said the following in a Heritage Day speech: "When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation”.
Further on we approach a simple wooden gate left open.
In a small courtyard we are welcomed by powerful fragrances of jasmine flowers and smiles from well groomed couples who seem to be in sync with each other.
Heritage day (24 September), also known as National Braai Day as the result of a pointed 2005 media campaign, was not originally intended to be an official South African public holiday.
But when the Inkatha Freedom Party, a political party with a large Zulu membership, refused to sign the Public Holiday’s Bill that was being presented to the Parliament of South Africa because it omitted the inclusion of Shaka Day, a day that commemorated the famous Zulu King Shaka, a concession was made.
In Knynsa and Plettenberg Bay, the venues were Ffiago Old Movie House and White House Theatre, respectively. Many thanks for affording us the opportunity of experiencing this! ” –Sharon Renou Lunchbox Theatre held a workshop for the Eden Drama Groups, specifically Murray High, The workshop explored storytelling for theatre, using image theatre techniques.
All in all, the Family Seasons Festival offered a valuable opportunity to promote Assitej's ' Take a child to the theatre day' campaign. This workshop was an opportunity for the group to have more in-depth input into drama skills and to develop ideas around how to tell stories using drama tools.
Based on initial reports, the virtual support group is not being widely used.