The 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee has announced that the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land in Mpumalanga is being added to the World Heritage List.
The mountain range joins the likes of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal, The Fossil Hominid Sites at the Cradle of Human Kind and Cape Town's Robben Island.
Speaking to Azania Mosaka, The CEO of The National Heritage Council, Sonwabile Mancotywa says the addition of the site will change the knowledge architecture of Africa.
The intensive work which culminated in this groundbreaking nomination. The site has been a candidate for enlistment as a candidate for a long time.— Sonwabile Mancotywa, CEO of The National Heritage Council
Listen below to the full interview: