Krugersdorp - A stellar line-up of diverse local indigenous dancing groups have begun to mesmerise droves of people gathered to celebrate the Gauteng provincial government's Heritage Day celebrations at Maropeng.
The event is organised under the theme, "Celebrating our treasure, our heritage." Senior citizens arrived dressed in their respective traditional attire, with the majority of youngsters in regular clothes, but waving South African flags.
Catherine Takalani, a Honeydew resident originally from Venda, said celebrating Heritage Day will help remind young people to follow the footsteps of the past generations.
"We are living in a modern world, but it is important that as indigenous people, we remain proud of our cultural and traditional values," she said.
For granny Jeminah Maphike from Orange Farm, the day will help future generations to know their roots.
"It is painful to see our young people who cannot speak their own indigenous languages and know nothing about their culture and traditions. Through this event, this lost generation will learn more about themselves," she said.