by Tyrone Linroy
With Heritage Day celebrated on September 24 annually, it recognises the cultural wealth of South Africa, more commonly known as ‘The Rainbow Nation’ – The day is celebrated by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the colourful population, which is not limited to only that within the boundaries of our beautiful native land, however also international diversity.
South Africa and China have ties that demonstrate both diversity and vitality for stimulating economic and social transformation and development. This joint venture shows the willingness of both sides to engage with each other and face any challenges together. Through being unified in our diversity, the time is now to celebrate the mixture of cultures and traditions of all people in South Africa. – The time is certainly now to embrace and appreciate who you are and where you come from. The main reason is that we gain a newfound appreciation for our own culture and heritage within our diverse South African identity and with Heritage Day celebrated, it is an important nation-building tool to encourage national and global pride.
At PMG Mining, we will continue commemorating the importance of preserving our heritage, our tradition and our culture, as it would reflect on our values, our beliefs and aspirations, thereby defining a cultivated culture of togetherness, which is equally important as preserving our cultural heritage, as it keeps our integrity as a people.
On the official Public Holiday – in a spirit of Ubuntu – management and staff of the Manganese Mining House gathered in their numbers with excitement to celebrate the first of many PMG Mining Family Heritage Day celebrations in a spirit of Ubuntu. Having this said, the words of the Safety Officer of PMG Mining, Molaootsile Bodumele, summarised the activities of the day in his response, saying “It was so lit today! Thank you PMG Mining Management for making the employees proud and special. We wholeheartedly appreciate and respect what has been done in honour of recognising our heritage through our unity in diversity.”
By reflecting on our own heritage and cultural background then sharing it with others with a different heritage, we create the opportunity to find common ground.
The PMG Mining Family surely enjoyed a Happy Heritage Day!
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