Thandeka Msweli (left) and Melita Vurden mark Spring Day in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Thandeka and Melita are part of the Conference Company team, planning the Mini World Youth Day, a highlight in the calendar of young Catholics across Southern Africa, taking place in December in Durban. South Africa celebrated Spring Day on Friday, 1 September, which also marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Spring Day symbolically marks the end of the cold winter days and the beginning of warmer summer days ahead.