Cel­e­brat­ing our her­itage

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WHAT HAP­PENED AN­OTHER HER­ITAGE DAY has come and gone, and news­pa­pers couldn’t help won­der­ing how many peo­ple were re­ally aware of the geo­graph­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal mean­ing of the pub­lic hol­i­day. The need for sen­si­tiv­ity of oth­ers’ lan­guage rights was stressed. The en­vi­ron­ment and the singing of the na­tional an­them – for ex­am­ple, at sport­ing events – were pointed out as uni­fy­ing el­e­ments. THE STAR said that re­gard­less of the dif­fer­ences that sep­a­rate SA’s peo­ple po­lit­i­cally, we should all be united in the pro­tec­tion of and loy­alty to the 1996 Con­sti­tu­tion. It’s the prod­uct of the ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween 1990 and 1993 and the elec­tion of 1994 and the foun­da­tion on which SA’s young democ­racy was built and it should unite us. The Wit­ness said that sen­si­tiv­ity and tol­er­ance were the most im­por­tant mes­sages of Her­itage Day.

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