The National Heritage Exhibition was hosted by The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in collaboration with Culture, Arts Tourism and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSETA) on 12 April 2019 in Braamfontien, Johannesburg. The exhibition themed: “Unlocking the Wealth in our Heritage” focused on providing exposure to careers in fashion, visual and performing arts, hospitality and tourism. Universities and TVET Colleges from across the country shared their relevant programme offerings to two thousand Grade 10-12 learners with live demonstrations in their exhibition stalls. Each institution brought current students and lecturers to interact with the attendees.
The Lovedale TVET College’s niche is visual arts and the Art Department also exhibited various artistic creations. Mr Thembinkosi Mangesana, Programme Manager for Art and Design, said: “Art pieces included pottery, drawings and water paintings and were specifically chosen to display the unique South African heritage. We are very honoured to be part of this exhibition, as its aim is to create opportunities for artists - something we are very passionate about”. Excited Lovedale Art and Design student Nombongo Makana, who demonstrated her skill, commented: “I was excited to interact with scholars and passionately explain my chosen career fields to them".
The exhibition was followed by an address by the Deputy Minister Honourable Buti Manamela, who expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders for their participation and pride at the quality of TVET College products.
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