Heritage Month 2016

These sites are:

• Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in Limpopo
• Robben Island in the Western Cape
• Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng
• the Cape Floral Region in both the Western and Eastern Cape
• Vredefort Dome in the Free State
• uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
• Isimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu- Natal
• Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape in the Northern Cape.

Heritage sites of South Africa offer a diversity and abundance of cultural and natural values that encapsulate the value systems of the country.

Until now great progress has been achieved by South African cultural institutions.

• Prior to 1994 South African museums and monuments were accessible only to a few and reflected the experiences and political ideals of the minority.
• Since 1994 Government has ensured that many institutions like museums and monuments reflect the history and experiences of all South African citizens.
• South African cultural institutions are today in line with SA Constitution and SA Bill of Rights that recognize and respect people's culture equally.
• South Africa have named various Heritage sites and buildings after a number of South African liberation struggle icons from South Africa and the continent. These include Sol Plaatjie, Nelson Mandela, Shaka Zulu, Steve Biko, Samora Machel, Kenneth Kaunda and many others.
• South Africa is also home to eight of the world's official heritage sites, as determined by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee.
• South African national anthem represents various components of South Africa's past and it is owned by everyone.

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