Locals from the capital city can start preparing their heritage attire
with plans underway by the management of the Voortrekker Monument to
celebrate the 80th year of the laying the cornerstone of the monument.
ˇ§The festival is one of the planned events by the Voortrekker Monument this
year to commemorate the 80th year of laying the cornerstone of the monument.
The Voortrekker Monument was declared a Grade 1 National Heritage Site in
2011,ˇ¨ said Managing Director of the Voortrekker Monument, Cecilia Kruger.
The laying of the cornerstone will form part of the SA Heritage en Tourism
Festival, which will take place from 14 to16 September at the Voortrekker
Monument and Freedom Park sites.
The festival is a joint collaboration by the management of the Voortrekker
Monument, Freedom Park and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). The DAC
contributes extensively to tourism, especially to heritage sites.
According to Freedom Park CEO, Jane Mufamadi, Freedom Park is the only
heritage site which interprets history by storytelling which connects with
their educational programmes.
The SA Heritage en Tourism Festival is aimed at heritage and tourism
projects and activities.
ˇ¨Heritage tourism builds sustainable development and job creation while
communities make their surroundings more attractive. The festival would like
to create a platform between the tourism industry and heritage sites and in
doing so, conserve the beautiful heritage sites in Tshwane by involving
communities in a sustainable manner,ˇ¨ said festival organiser, Margaret
The festival will feature a variety of activities for the whole family