Heritage Day is a day of unity, diversity, and a sense of national pride. It, invites South Africans to celebrate their cultural roots, languages, traditions, and the harmonious coexistence that characterizes this vibrant nation. On this day communities across the country come together to showcase their heritage through food, music, dance, and storytelling.
Simultaneously, September has been designated as Literature Month in South Africa, an annual celebration of rich literary heritage and contemporary literary achievements. This month-long celebration pays homage to the nation's diverse literary voices. Writers that have captured our local voice and heritage through stories.
At Optimi, we are driven by our passion for learning. We aim to make learning accessible and offers a wide range of solutions through four divisions – Home, College, Classroom and Workplace.
“Learning is an essential part of our evolution and happens all the time, whether we are aware of it or not. When we actively develop a love of learning and voluntarily pursue knowledge, whether for personal or professional reasons, we unlock unlimited benefits,” says Botha. “By developing a love of learning we are able to spur personal and professional growth, boost social connectedness, and improve our employability.”
At Optimi we believe that learning in every stage of your life should be encouraged. This year, in celebration of the fusion of heritage and literature, pick-up a local book, read for pleasure, and learn. Optimi’s ITSI store boasts a range of more than 80,000 ebook fiction titles, and all 11 languages are represented. The store allows for an easy online purchase, and the e-reader can be downloaded to read the book on your personal device with minimal effort.
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation.”- Nelson Mandela (First Black President, South Africa).