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Concern over nominations for heritage awards

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National Heritage Council concerned about the poor level of participation from Northern Cape communities

File image. Picture: Alex Sumner Reporter Michael Morris

THE 2017 Golden Shield Heritage Awards will be held in Kimberley and Northern Cape communities have been reminded that the closing date of August 30 for nominations is looming.

This year’s awards will be hosted on September 15 at the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley.

The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) together with its stakeholders, the Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Sol Plaatje Municipality, yesterday expressed concern about the poor level of participation from Northern Cape communities.

“The NHC expects that a province with a rich heritage and culture such as the Northern Cape should be leading in the number of nominations,” Danny Goulkan, communications manager at the NHC, said yesterday.

“The nomination for the awards is very easy to complete, with simplified forms for everyone who is doing great work in promoting our heritage to be recognised. It is this simple but impactful work of ordinary people that we want to recognise and honour.”

These awards are open for nominations to young citizens who passionately contribute to heritage awareness in a community or nationally.

Interested people can download the nomination forms from www.nhc.org.za and submit them to the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in Kimberly or e-mail to [email protected]