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Heritage Day- What heritage are we celebrating? Or are we coerced to celebrate, Mr...

by Thand’Olwethu Dlanga When last he addressed the nation President Cyril Ramaphosa was upbeat. In addition to announcing...

Another Heritage Day, another racial incident we’re expected to ‘laugh off’

Considering how the complexity of South African heritage has been reduced to a national “Braai Day”, Shabashni Moodley argues that we shouldn’t be surprised...

Zulu king’s Heritage Day comments raises questions about the role of the monarchy

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini came under fire from Young Communist League deputy secretary, Isaac Luthuli this week after making demands concerning the maintenance of his palaces and asking for...

A letter on Heritage Day and the exclusionary nature of Homo Naledi

Sawubona South Africans, I've never liked Heritage Day much. Sure, like every warm-blooded working mammal I appreciate a break in the middle of the week,...

Heritage Day: “I was just starting to become myself, and then it got taken...

Louie Peterson was just a child when he and his family were evicted from District Six. He spoke to RA'EESA PATHER about his heritage. I...

Blackface and “Braai Day” are just a distraction from our real heritage

My Tuesday morning was marred by yet another blackface incident. For some reason, this took me by surprise; I didn't think we would have...

Heritage: Trying to understand my complicated relationship with food

I was watching Netflix the other day and happened upon an episode of Chef’s Table with chef Asma Khan. The show features...

A heritage of loss: Address Unknown and a second wave of displacement

Address Unknown is a short fictional film about one man’s search for his childhood friend who he lost track of after being...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited...

Day Zero Preparations Could Have A Severe Ecological Impact

The City of Cape Town has managed to push back Day Zero, the moment when municipal water supply would be cut for most households...

WTF is the apartheid flag doing at #BlackMonday protests?

Protesters donned black and carried white crosses - and some the old apartheid-era flag - in the #BlackMonday protests. The protest raised questions about...

Don’t put my heritage over the coals

On the 24th of September, South Africans celebrate Heritage Day, when people across all racial and cultural groups are encouraged to celebrate their cultural...

Ripples from San Juan: Fighting against austerity and modern-day colonialism

As word of an indefinite strike at the University of Puerto Rico over austerity plans breaks international media headlines, one cannot help but read...

On restoring culture and celebrating our heritage

Heritage Day has rolled around again, and with it, consent to wear "traditional clothing" to the office. But do young people neglect their background...

Editorial: My heritage is the heritage of the not-good-enough

The funny thing about Heritage Day is that it always seems to boil down to that inherently judgey question "how you've chosen to spend...

“When talking about our heritage, it’s difficult to decide what it is.”

YUSUF DADOO, the nephew of apartheid struggle hero Dr Yusuf Dadoo, reflects on his heritage and tells Aaisha Dadi Patel why he thinks understanding...

“I embrace my heritage through the work I do with my hands”

NOMASONTO KHUMALO was just a little girl when she learnt how to make traditional Zulu attire. She tells Zilungile Mnisi about her childhood memories...

Weekly Dissident: On symbols and national heritage

In the Weekly Dissident today, Desmond Mlatha and Mphutlane wa Bofelo warn Rhodes Must Fall campaigners of the danger of using civil disobedience as...

Human Rights Day in Langa: in memory of a forgotten massacre [photos]

In March 1960 the Pan African Congress (PAC) mobilised for mass protests against the apartheid government’s pass laws, which restricted free movement and enforced segregation....

Heritage: “A gift for our children’s children”

Heritage is an inheritance of the past. It impacts who we are, where we call home, and the traditions we follow. On 24 September, people...
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