The provincial government and the City of Tshwane, have organise Heritage Day event celebration to be taking place at Union Buildings.
This event is expected to bring in participants from other parts of Africa together with the Chinese, Peruvians and Argentinians. Over 30 000 participants are expected to take to the streets to showcase the province’s rich cultural heritage through music, dance, fashion and the arts.
Residents and visitors of Gauteng should expect to see a blend of cultures into one big spectacle showcasing Africa’s creativeness through floats, 3D costumes, acrobats, enthralling dancers, an eclectic mix of music colourfully parading the capital city.
The walk starts from the Union Buildings and will make its way around Sunnyside before returning to the Union Buildings.
“We are encouraging all residents of Gauteng and South Africa at large to come and witness the true spirit of ubuntu as we showcase our African cultural diversity, while advancing African solidarity and social cohesion,” said MEC for Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation Mbali Hlophe.
There will also be a festival at the end of the day and South African artists including a singer Sho Majozi, as well as Dj Lamiez, Dj Sumbody and legendary singer Mercy Pakela will be part of it to entertain the crowd.
“This day will provide the people of Gauteng with a unique way to learn more about one another’s cultures it allows us to discover all that we have in common,” said Hlophe.
This day will also bring an array of entertainment, fun and laughter with performances by traditional music groups across the cultures, id it free and everyone is allowed to bring families and friends to be part of the display.
By: Fortunate Machaba