Independent Media on this Heritage Day acknowledges the role Africans played in South Africa’s liberation as a reminder of how the country’s "heritage" was achieved.
The spirit of Independent's Heritage Day campaign this year is captured in the words: “Heritage Day is not only for every South African, but every African who made it possible”.
The campaign is a timely reminder to South Africans of just how crucial other African countries were in fighting alongside millions of South Africans to achieve democracy.
The timing of this campaign could not be more appropriate or profound, considering the recent spate of xenophobia that has swept parts of the country.
Those who fought