Media Advisories 2014 - 2010

27 Sep 2013

The Director General of Arts and Culture, Mr. Sibusiso Xaba will deliver the keynote address at 2013 Field Band National Championship breakfast. The event is hosted under the theme: “Music for Life,by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with the Field Band Foundation (FBF). This will take place on Saturday, 28 September 2013 from 09:00 to 13h30 at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

25 Sep 2013

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile invites members of the media to a briefing on the Nelson Mandela statue that will be installed at the Union Buildings, Tshwane. The Nelson Mandela statue is part of the Union Buildings Centenary Commemoration.


The briefing will be held as follows:


Date    : Thursday, 26 September 2013


Time   : 11h00


Venue: Mandela Centre of Memory, 107 Central Street, Houghton.

25 Sep 2013

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile will launch series of seminars by Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) as part of the build-up programme towards the 20th Anniversary of Freedom and Democracy Celebrations. The launch will take place on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

23 Sep 2013

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, is very proud to be supporting the Mitchell’s Plain Music Festival which takes place at the Westgate Mall from 27-29 September 2013 as part of the Heritage month activities. Content Design Services (CDS) is hosting the Festival. CDS is a unique creative agency that is specializing in township based marketing and promotions.

20 Sep 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is proud to support the 10th Annual Moshito Music Conference & Exhibition. The conference will take place from 21-23 September 2013 at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Moshito is an annual music industry trade-show comprising of a conference, exhibitions, master classes and sale of music products and services as well as music business seminars. The department will present a keynote address and lead panel discussions on the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) on the second day of the event.

19 Sep 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government will host the 2013 National Heritage Day celebrations. The event will take place on 24 September 2013 at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, Buffalo City Metro Municipality, Eastern Cape Province. This year sees the 50th Anniversary of Mdantsane. On this day, all South Africans will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of which we pride ourselves as a rainbow nation.

19 Sep 2013

Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile will give a keynote address at the launch of “Freedom Fridays” an initiative of LeadSA. The event will take place on Friday, 20 September 2013 at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Soweto, Johannesburg.


There will be messages of support from, amongst others, Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Fikile Mbalula, Social Cohesion Advocates namely Judge Yvonne Mokgoro and Mr Ahmed Kathrada, the youth and various partners.

03 Sep 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will host a technical workshop on the Use of Official Languages Act, No. 2 of 2012 with the stakeholders. The workshop will take place on the 4th of September 2013. The purpose of the workshop is to explain the legislative framework and how it affects the stakeholders.

03 Sep 2013

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile will address the arts sector at the Workshop on White Paper Policy Review on the arts, culture and heritage (1996). The workshops will take place on the 04th of September 2013 at Royal Hotel in Durban from 08h00-16h30, followed by another session on the 5th of September 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 08h00 and 16h30.

31 Aug 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture together with the Office of the Premier, Kwa-Zulu Natal invite you to the Commemoration of our liberation struggle heroine, Mrs. Nokutela Dube. The event will take place on the 31st of August 2013 at Brixton Cemetery in Johannesburg.


The DAC Minister will unveil the tombstone in honour of Mrs. Nokutela Dube, the first wife of African National Congress’s first President, Rev. John Langalibalele Dube. The commemoration comes on the eve of Heritage Month.

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