In celebration of Heritage Month, and Heritage Day tomorrow, the SABC Radio Archives share a snippet from the heritage that they are keeping in the archives.
One of the gems is an extract from SAFM PM Live on 24 September 1997, part of a news bulletin with actuality of former President Nelson Mandela who opened the Robben Island Heritage Museum, one of South Africa’s heritage sites.
It is still on a reel-to-reel tape, one of the very dependable formats in the Radio Archives.
A quote for Heritage Day:
"National Heritage Day is an opportunity to share stories about our heritage. It is a day for families to visit heritage sites, and for children to learn about the struggle heroes who fought against apartheid. We dare not allow the sacrifices of those who gave all, so that we may be free, to be forgotten.
This initiative is in line with the theme for this year's Heritage Month; "Celebrating 20 years of democracy: Tell your story that moves South Africa Forward". This year's Heritage Month also takes place against the backdrop of our 20 Years of Freedom celebrations which reinforces our collective memory of the struggle towards promoting a national identity.
Celebrating our heritage is an integral part of healing the divisions of the past and to establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights." - SABC
Enjoy your Heritage Day, "respecting and acknowledging the past, celebrating the present and building the future together" (SABC).