South Africa is an incredibly diverse country and often we fail to appreciate the beauty of the full rainbow when we are bogged down trying to look at the individual drops rather than the refracted light that they create and which shows us our diversity as a thing of beauty rather than a cause for division.
The SA History Website (www.sahistory.org.za) gives the following explanation of Heritage (all paragraphs in italics are from this website) :
A person's heritage is made up of the practices and traditions that are passed on from parents to children. Heritage is also about what has been passed on from the family, community and place where people have been raised. For example a person may have grown up in a family of medical professionals or in a proudly Zulu family where the old customs are still followed. This is part of their heritage. People also have a national heritage. A person who was born in South Africa has a South African heritage. This also means they have an African heritage because they were born on this continent.