Zimbabwe and South Africa´s heritage @ Dschungel Vienna

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Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays.

It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa.

In KwaZulu-Natal, the 24th of September was formerly known as Shaka Day, in commemoration of the legendary Zulu king. When the proposed Public Holidays Bill before the New South African Parliament omitted Shaka Day, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), a South African political party with a large Zulu membership, objected to the bill. A compromise was reached when it was decided to create a day where all South Africans could observe and celebrate their diverse cultural heritage.

But despite the comprise, the day was acknowledged as Heritage Day which we celebrate throughout the world regardless of where we are as South Africans  we certainly continue to celebrate the diversity, cultures and the nations wealth. Certainly was a wonderful occasion shared with our neighboring country Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwean based Iyasa's, performance was staged at the Dschungel Theatre called Sisonke and the South African Embassy hosted an exhibition featuring both South African and Zimbabwean performers. I do believe that the guests were very delighted.

It´s always a joyous occasion when we as Africans unite. It was really pleasant evening.

Thank you to the South African Embassy and Mrs Mabhongo for the invite.





Text written by: Lauren,  Images/ Videos: Yeke


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Yeke, a professional graphic designer and photographer lived abroad for many years based in the Caribbean and the African continent. Through his experience he learned to love the African culture and to appreciate the simple things in life. Besides his work at "Africanlife.eu", he is currently working as a graphic designer and photographer in the product and event photography.

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