Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
As part of National Imbizo Week, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile will pay a special visit to the community of Winnie Mandela Township. The event will take place on Friday, 18 October 2013 at Winnie Mandela Sports Ground in Tembisa, Johannesburg.
Imbizo is a platform that provides the Political Principals and elected public representatives to further engage with the public on successes and challenges facing implementation of government programmes. Members of the media are invited to attend
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) supports the 16th Annual Mangaung African Cultural Festival (MACUFE) in Bloemfontein that is held from 4 to 12 of October 2013.
The event is hosted under the theme: ‘When your heart and soul are African’. The festival’s main objective is being the ‘biggest culturally balanced showcase of African arts and culture in the world’. This theme also captures the 50th anniversary of the formation of the OAU (Organisation of African Unity), now the African Union.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile will give a keynote address at the unveiling of a tombstone in honour of the liberation struggle heroine, the late Ms Rahima Moosa. The event will take place on Sunday, 13 October 2013 at Newclare Cemetery in Johannesburg. Minister Mashatile will also announce the declaration of Moosa’s grave as a national heritage site.
The Department of Arts and Culture supports the Annual Thuthuka Jewellery Award & Exhibition, which will be held at the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture Gallery at the University of Johannesburg on Thursday10 October 2013. This year‘s theme is “The African Bead – Transfigure”.
The African Bead, which has had a strong cultural connection with the continent for centuries. The first recorded form of adornment was a bead. Beads were a symbol of social status, tribal allegiances and token of beauty.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile visited Angola at the invitation of his counterpart, HE Mrs. Rosa Cruz e Silva.
The purpose of the visit included the signing of a cooperation agreement in the fields of arts and culture. This cooperation is part of taking the implementation of the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) signed by the Presidents of the two sister countries
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile accompanied by Executive Mayor of City of Johannesburg Mr. Parks Tau, local councilors and senior government officials visited the community of Ivory Park as part of National Imbizo Focus Week. The event was held on Wednesday, 09 October 2012 at Ivory Park North Hall in Johannesburg.
As part of the National Imbizo Week, Arts and culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile will visit the community of Ivory Park on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 in Tembisa, Johannesburg.
The wRite associates, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and the SABC will host a media conference to announce the 8th South African Literary Awards nominees and release the programme of the 2nd Africa Century International African Writers Conference, 8th October 2013, SABC Auditorium, Cnr. Artillery and Henley Roads, Auckland Park.
As part of the National Older Persons Week, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr. Joe Phaahla will give a special address to senior citizens under the theme “The future we want, what older persons say’’.
This year’s theme emphasises the importance of involving older persons in decision-making and development of policies that affect them. The occasion will take place on Thursday, 03 October 2013 at Freedom Park in Pretoria.
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA) hosts the 10th Oral Annual History conference in South Africa. The conference will be held from 08-11 October 2013 in the Kimberley, Northern Cape, under the theme “Centenary of the 1913 Land Act”.