On the 25th of September, St. Matthews High together with Sifunda Kunye Literacy Project hosted the Heritage Day and Book Launch Programme.

There were many activities that took place to accompany and entertain the attendees. These activities were carried out by St. Matthews High School learners and a few still growing artists from Mdantsane.

We can mention a few entertainments that were held such as watching our two school drama groups performing live two plays, namely: Imimoya (The Spirits), written by Xolela Kenene, and Cinderella in Africa, by Cebo Solombela; and poems recited by St. Matthews High School learners. Music, hip hop, and traditional dance were also an entertainment and book club members were reviewing the books that they have been reading throughout the year, namely: Jelous in Jozi, Broken Promises, etc.

Four books written by St. Matthews High School learners were launched. The first two story books were the second addition, namely: Umlingo and Ndamkele Ndinje, with two different stories in each book. The other books are: Food for Soul (Anthology) and Poetry for Kids.

The event was a great success after all the hard work, we give thanks to the Sifunda Kunye Team for their support.

By: Somila Tyobela, Sivuyisiwe Olota, Bavuyile Mamayo, Buhle Yiwani, Aphiwe Botha, Sisipho Bashman, Sisanda Makuzeni.