MEDIA INVITATION
 
24 April 2018
 
City to host Liberation Heritage Route Seminar
 
The Local History Museum will host a seminar aimed at giving feedback on the findings of the research done on several sites that had been identified to form part of the Liberation Heritage Route.
 
The National Liberation Heritage Route (LHR) is an ongoing project of the South African National Heritage Council (NHC). It is designed to develop and manage resources related to the legacy of the liberation struggle. The project seeks to create an alternate social awareness of the historical struggle by using a broad variety of site types. These range from spiritual and religious centres to commercial or recreational settings such as markets, restaurants and beaches, as well as more obvious places like political offices, scenes of rallies or marches and sites of overt oppression.
 
Following a two-day consultation with community and heritage stakeholders within eThekwini Municipality in July 2013, the Durban Local History Museum was tasked with the responsibility of coordinating with stakeholders to gather information on sites of significance and creating a system to implement a format for the LHR in Durban. The seminar will serve to unpack what the significance of each identified site is and why it should form part of the Liberation Heritage Route.
 
DETAILS OF THE SEMINAR ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Time: 09h00
Venue: Natural Science Museum Research Centre, 151 KE Masinga Road.
 
RSVP: Vuyo Ndlovu on 031 311 4838, vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Deputy Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele
 
 
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