Ramaphosa to give Heritage day key address

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday 24 September give the key-note address at the National Heritage Day celebrations. This year’s Heritage Day celebrations will take place at the James Motlatsi stadium in Orkney, North-West. Ramaphosa will address crowds under the theme: “Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy: Tell Your Story that Moves South Africa Forward”. Heritage Day is a day where all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the country. Located in in the heart of Klerksdorp, Orkney has a rich history as it was founded by twelve Voortrekker families and built by gold mining. North-West is a province rich in terms of culture and diversity, more especially the Klerksdorp /Orkney area. Parts of two UNESCO World Heritage sites fall within North West: the Vredefort Dome – the world’s largest meteor-impact crater; and the Taung hominid fossil site, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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