Media Advisories 2009 - 2005

04 Mar 2008

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan will deliver the key note address to open the Regional Conference of the African Academy of Languages ( ACALAN.

The three day conference begins tomorrow, Wednesday 5 March at the Cedar park Hotel & Conference Center in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Minister Jordan is a member of the Interim Governing Board, representing the Southern Region of Africa.

26 Oct 2007

The Department of Arts and Culture, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Luthuli Museum invite media to the Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture on 27 October 2007. The Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture is part of the Luthuli National Legacy project which is one of the Cabinet-approved national legacy projects to acknowledge all South Africans whose heritage was marginalised under the apartheid rule. Chief Albert Luthuli, the first African to receive a Nobel Peace Prize fought selflessly for human dignity, political freedom and social justice.

16 Jul 2007

Following the successful honouring of the musicians of the period in the Night of the 50’s last year organized by the National Film, Video and Sound Archives of the Department of Arts and Culture, Minister Z. Pallo Jordan would be honouring musicians of the 60’s this year. However this would be done in the next four years by honouring approximately 50 musicians per year.

06 Feb 2007

THE Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan will receive a cheque of a substantial amount on behalf of the African World Heritage Fund which will be donated by the President of China, GIVE NAME.

The event is the cultural highlight of the President’s three day visit to South Africa which ends on Wednesday, 7 February.

The occasion will take place at Maropeng on Wednesday at 5pm and will be attended by a high profile delegation from both the South African and Chinese governments, important stakeholders and guests.

24 Nov 2006

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will host an inaugural Beautiful Things Crafts Supermarket as part of the 50 th Anniversary of the Women’s March Celebrations. The event will be held at the Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 29 November to 03 December 2006. Mrs. Zanele Mbeki is the patron of the exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is “women participation and empowerment in the South African Craft Sector”.

03 Nov 2006

The Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan, will launch the latest addition to the indigenous Xhosa literature project at Lookout Hills, in Khayelitsha on Saturday, 4 November 2006 from 2pm.

The novel, “Ndenzeni” by author Nomvuyo Ngcelwane is the third book to be published by James Matthew’s Realities Press which has been in the forefront of providing opportunities for writers in indigenous languages, especially Xhosa.

02 Nov 2006

The Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan, will launch the latest addition to the indigenous Xhosa literature project at Lookout Hills, in Khayelitsha on Saturday, 4 November 2006 from 2pm.

The novel, “Ndenzeni” by author Nomvuyo Ngcelwane is the third book to be published by James Matthew’s Realities Press which has been in the forefront of providing opportunities for writers in indigenous languages, especially Xhosa.

03 Oct 2006

Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan will be signing a Programme of Cultural Cooperation with his counter-part from Mauritius, Minister M. Gowresso for the two countries to collaborate with each other for years 2007 – 2009.

“This will mark a significant achievement in the effort to bring the creative intellectuals of the two countries together,” said Minister Jordan.

28 Aug 2006

The Minister of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to the launch of the 2006 Heritage Month. The briefing will cover the new theme for 2006, calendar of events, workshops and the renaming of the Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre.

Date : 1 September 2006
Time : 08:00
Venue : Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre, 2 Buffalo St, East London.

Enquiries : Mack Lewele 012 441 3083/082 450 5076
: Eric Mudzanani 012 441 3737/082 940 0927

23 Aug 2006

The Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan is proud to announce the launch of the historic national jazz orchestra to be known as the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra.

It will be led by none other than the internationally renowned pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim.

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