Minister Nathi Mthethwa visits Baba Credo Mutwa in Kuruman, 22 Nov

Minister Nathi Mthethwa to pay a special visit to Baba Credo Mutwa in Kuruman

The National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Hon. Minister Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday, 22 November 2019 pay a special visit to Baba Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a Living Human Treasure in Mothibistad, Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province as part of the Living Human Treasure Project.

The purpose of the visit is to pay a tribute to Baba Credo Mutwa, an author and sculptor; and to celebrate his legacy as one of the Living Human Treasure. The visit is in line with the Living Human Treasure Project, a departmental programme that seeks to profile and honor South Africans who possess rare indigenous knowledge, skills and techniques.

During the visit, Minister Mthethwa will also officially handover refurbished house to Baba Credo Mutwa following his 2017 visit to the newly built Credo Mutwa museum and Library in Kuruman. During that visit, it was brought to his attention that the roof at Baba Mutwa’s home was in a bad condition considering his current health condition hence a commitment was made to refurbish the house.

Prior to the visit, the Department will also host Baba Credo Mutwa legacy dialogue on Thursday, 21 November 2019. The dialogue will take place at Magojaneng Community Hall in Mothibistad, Kuruman, Northern Cape. This platform will allow panelists, and audience to robustly engage on ways in which indigenous knowledge and languages can be preserved, revitalized and promoted in order to enhance tolerance, nation building and social inclusion.

Source: Government of South Africa