Never shall any day possess significance if it is crowned in the most of viewing and undertaking its importance through the forgery of unity, and exclusion of reality.
It is correctly put that South Africa is a Rainbow nation, a nation with which its origin is hailed from diverse cultures, stereotypes and beliefs, not only should the day be embracing of human origin, but an overwhelming understanding that we aren’t equal, and thus we shall never be, these will transport us to knowing that a country’s symbol can be agreed to be in a certain shape and format, however, its inhabitants lives in tolerance and cooperation.
Through some few years ago, a culture of “braaing” to celebrate heritage day has emerged, and saw daylight ecstasy and enthusiasm, an act which to me is believed to be exclusive of appreciating particular sectors of the society, and reduce other groupings into being coerced to follow a trend which lacks their inherent representation, the 24th of September cannot have a uniform outlook, but should be a day of no classification or prescriptive noon.
Of course different traditional attires are worn throughout the September month, an act of celebrating heritage day which is immediately self-defeating, as those that dresses in cultural colours do so influenced by some pressures, majority wearing what is far-fetched from their both maternal and paternal original realities.
Our heritage supposes to be such, above any vulnerability or temptations of augmentation, with intentions to impress or seek relevance to particular seen to be important cultures, rendering a nation of something its majority aren’t, braaing, opposed to playing Diketo, Kgati, Morabaraba, Dinaka, mmela, mbacanga, Reed Dance, etc, a thing that’s enjoyed in waste and parade of affordability.
The society needs going back to basics, needs doing what’s to be done when it matters most to the moral fibre of its people, so to circumvent vulnerability to every parasitic ailments, per the indoctrination of supremacy and irrelevance, whilst all there is that’s required is normality and balance.
We develop our existence from being consistently disciplined towards the adherence of the moral dos and don’ts, screaming loudly to the antithesis of our forefathers beliefs.
The young and old are urged to never loose themselves within fashion and national unity adolescence, our cultures must never be sacrificial lambs in the name of creating one nation, for a nation that’s built under fake pretences will not only find itself wanting, but shall have itself victimised by those that are supposed to be custodians of a solution finding spree.
Heritage Day, should be a total display of a person ‘s originality, inclusive of our natural appearances, although dressed, but without artificial attachments unto our bodies.
The future remains shining when we are bonded to our real cultures, and thus the Department of Arts and Culture is challenged to building educational ties with the traditional and religious leaders, to offer lessons of loving our heritage and respect those of the ones we live with, so to build a cognizance based country, respecting, loving, caring and understanding the basis of human existence, hoping and wishing for another ‘s prosperity.
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