SA National Heritage Council to assist KZN cultural tourism

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The National Heritage Council of South Africa together with University of Kwazulu/Natal charged with leading the research component and documentary on the 160 years legacy of Adams College will officially declare Adams College in Amazimtoti as a heritage site.

This is following a funding of R450 000 from the Council during the year 2005 on a research based on the impact of Mission Stations in the province.

The CEO of the National Heritage Council, Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa will visit the project-Adams College, on Friday 01 November 2013 which is located at Lot 374 Sheleni Road, Adams Mission, Amanzimtoti at 11h00 CAT.

Media’s attendance to the project visit will be highly appreciated.

Adams College is one of the American church Mission Stations founded by Dr Newton Adams in 1853institution in South Africa, which was then called Amanzimtoti Institute. The college’s alumni include early leaders of the national liberation movement, Presidents of Botswana and Uganda, several ministers and leaders of the African National Congress.

NHC believes that cultural tourism can contribute immensely on the economic development of our country.
Whilst the Heritage, Tourism and Community Development Project was being implemented by a range of stakeholders including local communities at the localities where the six mission stations are located, the University of KwaZulu-Natal was charged with leading the research component of the project since 2006.

The NHC funded this project due to the indelible print on the cultural and heritage landscape left behind by the missionaries in this region of South Africa. A principal component of the project is to encourage community development through promotion of religious heritage tourism in order to stimulate local tourism in area.

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