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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“Hatred, revenge, bitterness -these are negative emotions. The person harboring those emotions suffers more." 

Ahmed Kathrada

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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A constitutional referendum was successfully held in The Republic of Turkey on Sunday, 16 April 2017. 
As a result 51.3 % said “Yes” and 48.1 % said "No" in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system.

JOKE OF THE MONTH

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White hair

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. 
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" 
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

Home Media Activities and Visits Embassy Activities Heritage Month 2016
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Heritage_Month

September is celebrated as Heritage Month from 1 to 30 September and Heritage Day is celebrated in South Africa every year on 24 September. Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the cultural wealth of the nation. South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa.

South Africa is also home to eight of the 981 World Heritage Sites which are recognised by the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation as places of outstanding cultural and historical importance.

These sites are:

• Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in Limpopo
• Robben Island in the Western Cape
• Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng
• the Cape Floral Region in both the Western and Eastern Cape
• Vredefort Dome in the Free State
• uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
• Isimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu- Natal
• Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape in the Northern Cape.

Heritage sites of South Africa offer a diversity and abundance of cultural and natural values that encapsulate the value systems of the country.

Until now great progress has been achieved by South African cultural institutions.

• Prior to 1994 South African museums and monuments were accessible only to a few and reflected the experiences and political ideals of the minority.
• Since 1994 Government has ensured that many institutions like museums and monuments reflect the history and experiences of all South African citizens.
• South African cultural institutions are today in line with SA Constitution and SA Bill of Rights that recognize and respect people's culture equally.
• South Africa have named various Heritage sites and buildings after a number of South African liberation struggle icons from South Africa and the continent. These include Sol Plaatjie, Nelson Mandela, Shaka Zulu, Steve Biko, Samora Machel, Kenneth Kaunda and many others.
• South Africa is also home to eight of the world's official heritage sites, as determined by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee.
• South African national anthem represents various components of South Africa's past and it is owned by everyone.