Head Office staff well dressed for Heritage Day Event
South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the cultural heritage of the all people who live in South Africa. Various events are staged throughout the country to commemorate this very day.
On Tuesday, 26 September 2017, the Department Public Works’ Head Office hosted a Heritage Day event to commemorate and celebrate the beauty and differences of all cultures and heritage, with specific reference to all South African diversities.
This celebration gave all Public Works’ staff a chance celebrate their culture, the diversity of their beliefs and traditions. It also enabled them the opportunity to learn about different cultures that are not their own.
The National Anthem was sang, in a respectable manner, which fell right in place, as it celebrates different languages that exist in South Africa. It became the centrepiece of opening the occasion. Ms Nokubonga Sibiya, an Administrative Officer for Fleet Management led the crowd to an opening prayer, which was a lovely start of the procession of the event.
The event included several talks on Indian, African and Western Culture. This educated staff on the origins of each culture. It was emphasized at the event at how each culture has to respect the other as well as to learn about different cultures in order to understand the people one works with. The talks were insightful and motivating in how while each culture was different there was one commonality, this being the spirit of Ubuntu and the respect of others.
The event was also presented with a few entertainment items that elaborately portrayed the uniqueness of the cultural heritage that we have as a nation. There was Zulu Dancing, Indian Dancing and Gumboot dancing add to the festivity.
We are different and unique, let us all respect one another and be united in our culture in one nation. Learning of other cultures makes a person understand and show respect to other individuals around them. Let us stand together - UMUNTU NGUMUNTU NGABANTU
Mr P.W Duma; Chief Director Corporate Services entertaining the staff with a dance