Celebrating our heritage
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.