Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Joe Phaahla will deliver the keynote address on the 8th October 2012 at the opening of the 9th Oral History Conference in Thaba Nchu, Free State. The theme of the conference is “Oral history, communities and the liberation struggle: reflective memories in post-apartheid South Africa”
As part of Heritage Month celebrations, South Africa, through the Department of Arts and Culture, will host an international conference under the theme “Living with World Heritage in Africa” on 26-29 September 2012, at Kopanong Conference Centre, Benoni. The conference will bring together high-level decision makers from African governments, heritage institutions, local communities (people who live around World Heritage Sites) and developments sectors.
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Joe Phaahla and MEC Xoliswa Tom will visit Nkantolo village in Mbizana, Eastern Cape on Friday 21 September. The purpose of the visit is to assess progress on integrated plans to develop the area and revitalise local economic activity. The service delivery areas identified includes, Heritage, Roads, Electricity, Water, Thusong Centre and Human Settlements.
The 2011 Heritage Day (24 September) celebrations will be held at Mpumalanga Stadium, Ermelo, Msukaligwa Local Municipality, in Mpumalanga Province. The theme for Heritage Month is “Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”.
The National Department of Arts and Culture and the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation invite you to the National Heritage Day Celebrations on Monday the 24th of September 2012. National Heritage Day Celebrations are held across the country to remind us of our rich and diverse heritage.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile will launch the third National Book Week, which runs from 3-8 September 2012, in Uitenhage. National Book Week is an initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture in association with the South African Book Development Council (SABDC). According to Minister Mashatile, “National Book Week is one of the most significant interventions in our efforts to mainstream the book sector as an important contributor to job creation, poverty reduction and skills development.”
Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, will present the 9th annual John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Lecture at the Pietermaritzburg Campus of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The topic for the Lecture is; John Dube’s Challenge to the Humanities and Education in the 21st Century.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date : Thursday, 30 August 2012
Time : 17h30
The National Department of Arts and Culture and the Mpumalanga Provincial Department of the Culture, Sports and Recreation invite you to the official opening of Bontleng Public Library. This event will take place on Thursday the 30th of August 2012 in Delmas, Nkanagala Municipality.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the Northern Cape department of Sports, Arts and Culture invite the media to the reburial of the Pienaars. The event will take place on Sunday, 12 August 2012 in Kuruman, Northern Cape Province. The event will be split into two phases namely, the main event (phase 1) and the funeral (phase 2). Attending the event is the Northern Cape Premier Ms H Jenkins, President of the Republic Mr Jacob Zuma and DAC Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile.
The Department of Arts and Culture and the National Youth Development Agency have joined forces to support young South Africans with an ambition to excel in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector. On Friday, 27 January 2012, the two parities will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will signify the start of a partnership that aims to enhance the employability of youth in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector through the Trendsetter Initiative.