Monday, 12 July 2020

Pretoria: The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, mourns the sudden passing of Dr Thulani Mbuli, Chairperson of the board who departed on Thursday, 09 July 2020.

Dr Mbuli served as Chairperson of the NHC Board since 2017 and has diligently led the board with integrity and open-mindedness. His passion and enthusiasm in the arts, culture and heritage of South Africa, was visible through his work and various leadership positions he has held at PanSALB, Zulu Kingdom, Workers’ College and many others.

Under his leadership, the NHC received a clean audit report and saw an escalation of many key projects .i.e. admission of the NHC as the first organisation in Africa to become a member of the Global Public Diplomacy Network based in Qatar. Dr Mbuli was part of the advisory Council to the King Goodwill Zwelithini, owing to his respect for African culture.

“The entire board and staff of the NHC will solemnly miss his leadership and jovial personality. Dr Mbuli was an academic and soldier that immensely contributed to the Council’s vision and the heritage sector as a whole.” said Advocate; Sonwabile Mancotywa, Chief Executive of the NHC.

The NHC extends heartfelt condolences to the Mbuli family.

A virtual memorial for the late Dr Mbuli will take place on Wednesday, 15 July at 14h00. Further details of the memorial will be shared on NHC’s social media pages – Facebook: @National HeritageCouncil Twitter: @ NHCSouthAfrica Instagram: @nationalheritagecouncil.