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Colourful and often flowing attire was the order of the day when educators and leaners at Modimolle’s Phagameng High School celebrated Heritage month on Thursday, 28 September.
A potpourri of cultures, among them, Xitsonga, Sepedi and IsiZulu were on display.
A line-up of artists and various other acts provided multiple entertainment for everyone.
These varied from gumboot dance (Wellingtons), hip-hop music and traditional dance.
African cuisine from across cultures was on offer, among these the late President Mandela’s favourite dish, the IsiXhosa umnqusho (samp and beans concoction), mala-mogodu (boiled cow entrails), masonja (mopane worms) and morogo (wild spinach).
The main objective of this annual event was to teach learners about the different components that make up their heritage, and instil in them a sense of pride in who they were.
Co-organiser and educator, Victoria Letoaba, said the event also served to help the learners embrace their cultural diversity as people and to showcase their talent.
“School is not only about teaching and learning subject content. We also have co-curricular activities,” she said.
Speaking during the national heritage day event in Mpumalanga, President Jacob Zuma acknowledged all artists and the creative arts industry for their contribution in promoting the country’s cultural heritage in various forms.
6 months ago 05 October 2017