At Flow, we are a team of people from all cultural backgrounds and each of us celebrates Heritage Day in the manner that resonates with us the most.
We asked a few Flowstars about how they spent the day, and this is what they had to say ...
From the PR team, account manager Ayanda Siswana says, “I planned a mini braai for my mom and me. We also wore our traditional Xhosa gear that represents our South African culture. Ngiyaziqhenya ngoMzantsi Africa – Proudly SA in isiXhosa.”
Flow’s senior accountant, Mercy Moyo, spent the day with her family visiting attractions in and around Gauteng, including Constitution Hill, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, the Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour and Gorgeglide Cullinan for ziplining adventures.
Flow CEO Tara Turkington spent Heritage Day attending the reopening of Javett-UP. The art centre focuses on the art of Africa and boasts one of the biggest local celebrations of heritage with its magnificent collection of South African art.
”The Javett Art Centre is a must-do. It is a lovely place, with friendly and very well-informed staff, and the art is spectacular. So many great names and the Mapungubwe gold artefacts were stunning. Heritage, indeed!” says Flow senior writer and editor Willem Steenkamp, who also spent the day at Javett-UP with his family.
Writer and subeditor Christina Kennedy spent the day as part of a getaway long-weekend retreat: “We spent the Heritage Day weekend at a lovely, rustic riverside spot in the Groot Marico area.
“It was a chilled few days of braaiing, swimming in the clear and unpolluted waters of the Marico River, making inroads into a new book, and even joining a drumming circle with the locals.
“A Herman Charles Bosman Festival is usually held in the Marico every year, mining the area’s rich literary heritage to inject much-needed cash and tourism bucks into the area, but the 2020 event was sadly cancelled due to the virus. The village itself is quite rundown, so it was good seeing some signs of life and commerce returning during a bustling market day on the Saturday, and the local restaurant (which has quirky signs saying ‘Soup of the day: beer’ and ‘Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free bunny’) was also buzzing with people.”