President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to families to encourage children to spend more time with their grandparents to learn histories of the past.

He says this will enable children to pass this valuable knowledge to their own children in future. In his heritage day message to the nation, Ramaphosa says grooming children at a young age will prepare them to be future historians, cultural practitioners, authors and many more.

“We must become our own historians. Our elders and our cultural practitioners are like libraries of our past. They have a wealth of information and we must tell their stories. As families let  us encourage our children to listen to them and were possible to record the histories of our people.”