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Electricity044 501 3277
Water and Sanitation044 501 3121
Fire / Rescue044 533 5000
Refuse Removal044 501 3216
Ambulance (Private)072 054 9110
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Bitou Municipality (Customer Care)044 501 3174/5
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Published: 01 Nov 2019Title: FIRE PERMITS - Municipal Notice No: 360/2019Status: NEWS | No Fire Permits will be issued after 14 November 2019 due to festive season and operational areas within Fire and Rescue Services. Fire Permit applications and Inspections for controlled burns may resume mid-March 2020 or as weather conditions allow.
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Electricity 044 501 3277
Water and Sanitation 044 501 3121
Fire / Rescue 044 533 5000
Refuse Removal 044 501 3216
Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
Law Enforcement 044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care) 044 501 3174/5

Heritage Day 2019

24 September 2019 - 24 September 2019
10h00

25 Years of Democracy:
Celebrating South Africa’s literary classics in the year of indigenous languages.

 

Heritage Month serves as a catalyst for social-cohesion and nation building.

  • Government calls on all South Africans to use Heritage Month to foster greater social cohesion, nation building and a shared national identity.
  • Through our multilingual diversity and unique heritage, we can strengthen our unity and build a cohesive society.
  • The celebration of Heritage Month has created a conducive environment for all people to embrace and celebrate what was inherited or bequeathed to us by our forebears.

Our heritage landscape is being transformed to reflect our diverse nation.

  • The transformation of the heritage landscape of our country has ensured that it truly represents the diversity of our society.
  • The changes in our heritage space have helped protect, promote and preserve South Africa’s rich and diverse heritage.
  • In reconfiguring our arts and cultural spaces we have helped redress past imbalances and reflect a more inclusive nation.

The Bill of Rights promotes our linguistic diversity and encourages respect for language rights.

  • This year’s Heritage Month will focus on promoting books that have been written and published in indigenous languages.
  • As a nation we must promote and support the preservation and revival of indigenous languages.
  • Language is an important instrument for educational development, and can be used to enhance our culture, self-identity, and contribute to our national building. 
  • It is every citizen’s right to use their language and to celebrate their heritage and culture.
  • Our indigenous languages have the potential to promote equality, understanding and greater human dignity.

Let us make reading a lifestyle choice.

  • We call on all South Africans to support the culture of reading and incorporate it into their daily lifestyles.
  • Parents should inculcate a culture of reading among their children and understand that they are the most important educators in a child’s life.
  • It is important to encourage your children to visit a library and start reading at an early age so that they grow up with the passion for reading as this develop a broader vocabulary and increased general knowledge

Reading books written in our indigenous languages can make us discover who we are as a people.

  • It is important to read books written in our indigenous languages and by African writers.
  • They are the stories our people relate to, our cultures, rituals, traditions and languages.
  • They also tell us where we come from – depicting our rich history from the perspective of our forebears.

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Last published 13 September 2019