The streets of Tshwane were filled with colour from different cultures as the the Gauteng Carnival,led by Gauteng Premier paraded from the Voortrekker Monument to the Union Buildings.
The Carnival was led by Premier, David Makhura, MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms Faith Mazibuko and the leadership of the City of Tshwane.
Among the leadership was Chief Botha, of the Khoisan. Chief Botha took the platform to address his concern that Gauteng needs traditional leadership. He said that every culture in South Africa needed recognition because without recognition one is nothing.
“What is heritage without a king? We as traditional leaders are under oppression and we are here to say that something needs to be done as my heritage is not just my past but also my future. There is only one person in Gauteng who can help us with recognition and it’s the Premier”, said Botha.
Premier Makhura said a new nation is being build and such matters will be taken into consideration as they also need to pay attention to culture as much as service delivery is attributed. He also said that culture needs to be paid attention to because it is who everyone is and should be embraced.