History and heritage
South Africa pays tribute to historic heroes
A must see for tourists"We want this to be a tourism attraction. We want it, in its completeness, to offer a number of things like hospitality and arts and crafts," Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said on SABC news. "It's going to be a major tourist attraction but also an area where a nation would be able to reflect so that we are able to plan for our future," said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Full historyMthethwa said the South African story had been one-dimensional. This was being corrected through the heritage monument, which was giving a full picture of the country's history. "We are writing our own story and it is important that we do that because we have to tell the world how we reached 27 April 1994," Mthethwa said. It was also important to know our history, whether it was good or bad.
Statue of Solomon Tshekiso Plaatje @ launch of the National Heritage Monument at Groenkloof Nature Reserve. SAnews pic.twitter.com/7ubXQuIB8A— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) September 15, 2015
SafekeepingFollowing the theft of two statues, Ramokgopa told the SABC a tracing chip would be placed in each statue, and they would be mounted more securely into the ground. Source: SAnews.gov
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