Four new legacy museums, centre to launch this year
Cape Town - Ahead of the Freedom Day celebrations on Friday, the Department of Arts and Culture revealed that it would launch four new museums and a heritage centre this year to honour the memory and history of those that fought for freedom.
The museums, which form part of the legacy projects highlighted by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address in February, include the 1980 Matola Raid Museum, phase two of a museum that retells the story of the Battle of Blood River from an African perspective, a museum at Freedom Park and the Steve Biko Heritage Centre.
The department's acting Deputy Director General of Cultural Heritage and Preservation, Vusithemba Ndima, said the museums would all be launched between July and November.
Construction of the 1980 Matola Raid Museum in Maputo is expected to be completed this week and museum staff and furniture and equipment would be put in place by July.