South Africans have been encouraged
to embrace the national flag as it is the one thing that unifies citizens.
The message came from
Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, during the launch of the #IAMTHEFLAG
Campaign at the Randburg taxi rank recently ˇV a partnership between the
department and the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO).
Government has identified nation-building and social cohesion as some of the
priorities for the current mandate period as envisioned in the National
Minister Mthethwa said it was important to have the campaign this year as it
coincided with the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson
Mandela, the countryˇ¦s first democratically elected statesman.
ˇ§We remember who we are and there is no better way than the flag of South
Africa. It symbolises unity, diversity and our pride as a nation. We should
respect our flag, we should popularise our flag, and it should be everywhere
we are,ˇ¨ he said.
The essence of the campaign was to promote and entrench national
consciousness, social cohesion, nation-building and patriotism among South
Minister Mthethwa reminded commuters and drivers that the flag was the
countryˇ¦s ˇ§identity documentˇ¨, saying it was the one thing that keeps
ˇV Source: SAnews.gov.za