Media Advisories 2014 - 2010

08 Mar 2012

The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Paul Mashatile and Limpopo MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Mrs Happy Joyce Mashamba, will hold a Public Participation Programme (imbizo) with practitioners in the arts, culture and heritage sector. Minister Mashatile will also handover musical instruments to a local group, Matsaka Brass Band as part of government’s commitment to develop arts, culture and heritage in all regions of the country.

Details of the Public Participation Programme are as follows:

01 Feb 2012

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile will host the Palestinian Minister of Culture, Ms Siham Mohammad Abdel Salam Barghouty for the signing of a Cultural Agreement between the two countries scheduled of 1 February 2012. 

26 Jan 2012

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.

15 Dec 2011

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, will open the popular Buyel’Ekhaya Annual Music Festival at the Buffalo Cricket Park Stadium in East London.

29 Nov 2011

Workshop on the African Cultural Renaissance and launching of African Cultural Renaissance Campaign for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States

29 Nov 2011

Members of the media are invited to witness the signing of the Arts and Cultural Agreement between South Africa, by Minister Mashatile and Argentina, by Ambassador Carlos Sersale di Cerisano.   

The fields of cooperation include the study of languages, literature, culture and history of each of the countries.

26 Nov 2011

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”.

17 Nov 2011

The Department of Arts and Culture will host the 2nd African Women Writers Symposium and a Tribute to Nadine Gordimer in Johannesburg from the 18th to the 20th November. The symposium is organised under the theme “Dream, Speak, Read, Reclaim”. The event will provide a space for African writers to engage in a dialogue about African writing and its contribution to “being African in the world”, focusing especially on writing by women.

14 Nov 2011

A new access road linking the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site and Freedom Park will be opened at an official function by President Zuma on 16th December 2011, Day of Reconciliation. Following various consultations between the governance structures and management of both institutions, it was agreed that a collaborative framework and other programmes be embarked upon. The process symbolises the fact that both institutions cannot afford to exist without acknowledging each other’s role in reconciliation.