CELEBRATE HERITAGE DAY WITH TSL
“September 24th is National Heritage Day in South Africa and a chance for us, as a nation, to pause and reflect on a tumultuous history spanning thousands of years of kinship and kingdoms throughout Southern Africa. It is on upon this diverse ancestral story that the foundations of modern-day South Africa have been forged and moulded”
- DAVE VARTY
Heritage day, which is also known as National Braai Day, was not originally intended to be an official South African public holiday. It so happened, that when the Inkatha Freedom Party, a political party with a large Zulu membership, refused to sign the Public Holiday’s Bill that was being presented to the Parliament of South Africa because it omitted the inclusion of Shaka Day, a day that commemorated the famous Zulu King Shaka, a concession was made.
Quite aptly, just as King Shaka was instrumental in uniting Zulu clans into a cohesive nation, Heritage Day (appointed in place of King Shaka Day) encourages South Africans to come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the diversity of our rainbow nation.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela concisely explained it when he said the following in a Heritage Day speech:
"When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation”.
As South Africans, TSL has a rich and diverse cultural group of employees and we wanted to share some fun activities, besides having a braai, with you :) -
Remember that safety comes first and we encourage everyone to always wear a face mask, sanitise their hands regularly and maintain social distancing
HERITAGE DAY HIKE
SANparks are open for incredible morning hikes on Heritage Day, why not get some exercise, admire Cape Town’s beautiful scenery and spend some outdoor time with your loved ones!
A QUARTER-CENTURY AT THE V&A WATERFRONT
It's not just Heritage Day for the V&A Waterfront, but it's also their 25th anniversary. To celebrate they've got a host of Cape Town's treasured comedians and musicians performing live, online, at The V&A Waterfront's Good Night Fridays. In the past comedian, Loyiso Madinga has hosted the likes of singer & songwriter Lady Zamar and jazz artist, Judith Sephuma. Keep an eye out as new artists will be announced via their Facebook and Instagram page.
Date: 25 September
BRINGS THE KIDS AND ENJOY A SCENIC BRAAI PICNIC
To celebrate their grand opening Wijnlanden Uitzicht invites you all for a “bring and braai” Heritage Day picnic. To comply with Covid-19 regulations, each family will get their own picnic table kitted out with an umbrella and a braai. All you'll need is your choice of meats, snacks, a braai grid and tongs. For those up for the challenge, you can bring your own potjie. While your meat is cooking, let the kids go wild in the lush open space and giant jumping castle. To secure your table, you can book online via Quicket.
Date: 24 September
ENJOY A TRAIL RUN WITH A VINEYARD VIEW
Kick off your Heritage Day celebrations with an idyllic trail run through Neethlingshof Wine Estate. Race along the off-road Jeep Track, dive into the sparkling dam and dash through the award-winning vineyards. You can choose to run at your own pace and your own distance of 5km, 10km or 20km. End the day off with a delicious meal of breakfast buns, coffee, pizza, beers and cold drinks at Neethlingshof's Wine Garden. You can enter the Heritage Day race online via trailfun.co.za.
Date: 24 September
HELP SOLVE A MURDER MYSTERY
Dinners To Die For invites you to take part in a decadent murder mystery dinner where everyone is a suspect. To absolve yourself from the crime, you'll need to help solve the murder of the prominent wine connoisseur Melee Cabernet. All guests will be given a character brief with your background, relationship to the victim and alibi. It will be up to you to find out who of the eight people at your table committed the murder while dining on a mouth-watering meal at Blowfish Restaurant.. To secure your spot at the table, you can book online via Quicket.
Date: 24 September
Happy Heritage Month!
with love the TSL team XX