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I have beef with what Heritage Day's become

Congratulations, we’ve survived long enough to see another public holiday. Just in time for lockdown level 1, too. Yay, us. Thursday is Heritage Day, a holiday that started off as a noble idea (embodying our “unity in diversity”) but is now as much about culture as Valentine’s Day is about love.

Opinion & Analysis I have beef with what Heritage Day's become — and that’s not a braai joke ‘Fake it till you make it’ — perhaps with Jerusalema — may be the most generous response to Heritage Day for a people pulled between real love for their traditions and the feeling that they are cosplaying their own cultures, writes Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi 20 September 2020 - 00:00 Congratulations, we’ve survived long enough to see another public holiday.Most read Mampara of the week: Mbuyiseni Ndlozi Opinion & Analysis CARTOON | Myeni, Zuma saga: Will Zondo ever 'get to the bottom' of this?Opinion & Analysis WILLIAM GUMEDE | Our best hope lies in a Cyril breakaway Opinion & Analysis 'If needs be': The three words that saved Nelson Mandela Opinion & Analysis EDITORIAL | CSA: those at the bottom suffer the most Opinion & Analysis Latest Videos Renowned human rights advocate George Bizos laid to rest in Johannesburg "Mastermind" school teacher convicted of kidnapping and extortion along with .Thursday is Heritage Day, a holiday that started off as a noble idea (embodying our “unity in diversity”) but is now as much about culture as Valentine’s Day is about love.

I have a beef with what Heritage Day has become — and no, that’s not a braai joke.Just in time for lockdown level 1, too.

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