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
By Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi

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.

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