Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, will conduct a Youth and Women Focus imbizo. The event will take place on Friday the 23rd of August 2013 in Robertson, Western Cape.
Deputy Minister Phaahla will interact with the youth and women of the community particularly the arts, heritage, language and the library sector. He will also speak to the youth on issues regarding drug abuse as part of the campaign aimed at youth development and a drug free South Africa.
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Department of Sports and Recreation South Africa invites members of the media to the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day. This cultural and sporting extravaganza will take place on Saturday the 17th of August 2013 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
For the first time ever, the world will witness an exhilarating music concert as well as international friendlies featuring South Africa's national soccer and rugby teams in one arena.
Music, celebration and honouring of Madiba will still be the order of the day this coming Saturday, at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport & Culture Day, despite the fact that one of the announced artists – US R&B star R. Kelly - will not be performing at the event.
Negotiations happened and contracts were entered into with the local promoter of the recent R Kelly Tour in South Africa. On the basis of this agreement, we announced on Monday morning that the visiting American star was on the bill for the music concert to follow the big day's sports events.
The Department of Arts and Culture together with Sports and Recreation of South Africa invite you to the announcement of artists for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day. Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, will announce the much awaited artist line-up for the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day. This announcement will take place on Monday, the 12th of August 2013 at Emoyeni, Johannesburg. Participating Artists will also be among those present.
President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address at the Women‘s Day Celebrations to be held on Friday, 09 August 2013 at Thulamahashe Stadium, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. This year’s celebrations mark 100 years since the first recorded women’s Anti-pass defiance campaign. The theme for 2013 Women’s Day celebrations is “A Centenary of Working Together towards Sustainable Women Empowerment and Gender Equality”.
The Minister of the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana will officially launch Women’s month in a symbolic event to commemorate the centenary-100 year March of 1913 and to highlight our ability to come together and heal our nation.
Members of the media are invited to the first meeting of the Ministerial Music Task Team that is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 28 July 2013 at Protea Hotel in Midrand.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile has appointed the task team to look at challenges facing the sector such as royalty collection, piracy, as well as to investigate the feasibility of having social security (funeral scheme, retirement annuity and others) for artists.
The Department of Arts and Culture will be hosting a Fun Run and Walk for charity to coincide with the Nelson Mandela Month Celebrations under the theme “Mobilising the society in community development”. The event will take place on Friday, 26 July 2013 at the Tshwane Events Centre, Pretoria West.
Proceeds of entry fees will be donated to the Sonitus School for the Hearing Impaired and the Zodwa Special School for the Mentally Handicapped. The Fun Run and Walk for Charity will be conducted over 5 km, 8 km and 12 km priced at R25, R30 and R35 respectively.
On 18 July 2013, the international community will unite in celebration of the life one of the legendary icons of our time, former President Nelson Mandela. The day marks Madiba’s 95rd birthday this year. The 18th of July was declared by the UN General Assembly as an annual Nelson Mandela Day in 2009. The celebration of this day recognises and gives credence to Mandela’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation. It recognises his outstanding contribution to the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist democratic South Africa.
Arts and Culture Minister Mashatile will address the representatives of the arts sector at a workshop to discuss the revised White Paper on arts, culture and heritage (1996). The event will take place on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the Focus Room Conference Venue in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.
The purpose of the workshop is to afford experts and content drivers in the sector with the opportunity to critically engage and contribute to the Revised White Paper.