Celebrating Heritage Day 2014

Some say it should be heritage day everyday and I completely agree with them.  As South Africans we should be embracing our cultures, languages, music, food, land etc every day.  However, it is great that there’s one day set aside to remind all of us to acknowledge everything that makes us unique as the people of this country.  We are a colourful rainbow nation with diverse cultures and this day is about celebrating all of that.  Ever seen a peacock with its wings open?  That’s how we look like on heritage day, beautiful with all our differences.  With that said, the day is also about acknowledging our differences and embracing them.  We should also not forget to be patient and tolerant of one another.  As different as we are we all have to co exist in this beautiful country.  Let’s continue to make South Africa a beautiful place.

I took some time to check out pictures posted on Instagram and they are absolutely darling!  Have a look at them below:

 

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nomsaradebe: Skopo (Sheep’s head) for lunch #traditionalfood #diversity #africanfood #heritagecelebration #lunch

 

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Jessica Mgidi @tjmgidi17: So my sister decided to wear 3 cultures today #Ndebele #Zulu with a touch of #Venda #heritagemonth #heritageday #family

 

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Nonhle @nonhleliny:  #myculture #ndebelenation #heritagemonth

 

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Thato Rasethuntsa @rase_t1: #heritageday #heritagemonth #lunch #work

 

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Nonhlanhla Thusi @missthusi #tbt we doing it again this year #heritagemonth

 

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Thulee Mlomo @s2kzen: Celebrating 20 years of democracy just for today I can be Zulu #Heritagemonth

 

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@arthurmafokate: heritagefood #heritagefestival #freestate #heritagedinner

 

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Siya Funde @stiggalicious: My moms today #heritagemonth #Xhosa #theladyinred #mommydearest #proudlysouthafrican #proudlyxhosa #myrock #myafricanqueen

 

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@thorii_bankz: happy heritage day #24september #heritagemonth #family

 

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@candiciwa: Xhosa women, 1982, Somerset East.  I couldn’t be more grateful to be a farm girl, surrounded by a culture not many young white girls get to see.  #southafrica #heritageday #xhosa #ndiyabulela

 

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Sherlye Matlou @sherleymatlou: Ke nna Koboteng wa mabela, mabela le bjala ntlong #heritageday

 

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Arabella Ramothathaki @bellur96: My clan names #heritageday #sothogirl #matatiele

 

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@neocreates: Ndebele.  South Africa.  #heritageday #today #southafrica #ndebele #african

 

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@sechaba_sizwe:  My heritage, powered by Swati vibe!!!

 

The drop dead gorgeous lady on the featured image is:

@joymavuso: #workselfies #heritagemonth #zulugirl #nosmile #tooserious #africanqueen #PrincessMavuso

 

If looking for a recipe, then you might want to try out the Pap, Chakalaka and Boerewors recipe I prepared with Championship Boerewors.

 

Happy Heritage Day everyone!!!!

Author Info

Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 2 )

  • Tumi tlake

    wooow i really like traditional food want to say i liked ur township burger i wanna try it but already i feel its mouth-watering. gudluck!

    • Thanks Tumi! Let me know how it tastes. Hope you are having a fab heritage day! xx

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