Let’s cel­e­brate our cul­tural di­ver­sity

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Mot­somi Maubane via email

Her­itage Day is the cel­e­bra­tion of our di­ver­sity and our unity. South Africans across the length and breadth of the coun­try speak their own lan­guages. South Africa to­day is dif­fer­ent from many African coun­tries be­cause its cit­i­zens can speak, read and write their own lan­guages.

Lan­guage is the car­rier of cul­ture, and cul­tural iden­tity is im­por­tant to the iden­tity of a so­ci­ety.

As we cel­e­brate, we must em­u­late ac­tive cit­i­zen­ship, which will be the change that peo­ple want to see in their com­mu­ni­ties.

South Africans must be fully in charge of pre­serv­ing their cul­ture and his­tory.

A na­tion with­out a past is a lost na­tion and peo­ple with­out a past are a peo­ple with­out a soul.

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