2015 Heritage Month

The Northern Cape Provincial Government has rolled out a number of programmes during the 2015 Heritage Month. The programmes had begin with a memorial lecture on the 1980 Mayibuye Student Uprisings. The lecture was held at the Mayibuye Multi-purpose centre in Kimberley on Tuesday, 08 September 2015. 

It was followed by the renaming of a building of Department of Public Works on Tuesday, 16 September in Kimberley. The building has been renamed after a Kimberley based former Umkhondo We Sizwe combatant Leonard Tebogo Tume. Tume’s remains together with those of Phemelo Moses Ntehelang from Kuruman were returned to their families where they were given dignified reburials. They were repatriated from Gauteng where they were buried in shallow graves by the erstwhile apartheid regime. Tume wa also reburied on his home soil in Kimberley on Saturday, 19 September 2015 while Ntehelang was given a dignified funeral at his hometown of Kuruman on Saturday, 26 September 2015.

The Provincial Government also celebrated the Provincial Heritage Day on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at Gamorona Village in the Joe Morolong Local Municipality. The day was celebrated under the theme “Our indigenous knowledge, our heritage: Towards the identification, promotion and preservation of South Africa’s living heritage”. Premier Sylvia Lucas delivered the keynote address.


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