Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
Deputy Arts and Culture Minister, Mme Vho-Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, in conjunction with the National Heritage Council (NHC), will hand-over the Living Heritage Treasure Awards to Mr Joseph Mulaudzi (TDr Maine Vho-Tshikovha) and Vhembe District Municipality on Friday, 26 September 2014, in Musina, Limpopo.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, in partnership with the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) invite members of the media to the official opening of the 16th Annual LIASA Conference. The event will take place on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 at Birchwood Conference Centre in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
Final preparations for the reburial ceremony of iconic journalist and writer, Nathaniel Ndazana “Nat” Nakasa are well on track. Nakasa will be buried at Heroes Acre Cemetery, in Chesterville in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province. Organisers and family members are working around the clock to make sure that Nakasa’s final send-off is special. Various activations have been held in honour of Nat Nakasa with some currently underway. On Thursday, 11/09/14, an ecumenical church service will be held at Chesterville Community Hall, starting at 09:00
The Department of Arts and Culture will commence with Social Cohesion Community Conversations on Wednesday, 10 September 2014, at Bethlehem Town Hall in Free State Province.
The conversations follow the official launch of the Nation Building and Social Cohesion Community Conversations by Mr Sibusiso Xaba, the Director General of the Department of Arts and Culture, last week in Bloemfontein. The Launch was hosted under the theme “Transforming Society, Uniting the Country’’.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will give a key note address at the official opening ceremony of Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition that will take place on Friday, 05 September 2014 at Auckland Park SABC Campus in Johannesburg.
This year, the Moshito Music Conference & Conference has as its theme: “Celebrating 20 years of liberation through music”.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, in partnership with the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) and Limpopo Government will host the National Book Week (NBW) 2014 roadshow under the theme, ‘Going Places’ on Friday, 05 September 2014 in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.
This year’s theme ‘Going Places’ reflects not only the physical journey of NBW travelling deep into South Africa but it also reflects the magic of books and how reading books can ‘figuratively’ and ‘literally’ take you places.
The Director General of the Department of Arts and Culture, Mr Sibusiso Xaba will launch the programme for the nation building and social cohesion community conversations on Thursday, 04 September 2014 at the Floreat Hall, Bram Fischer Building in Bloemfontein.
In the year 2012, government hosted the National Social Cohesion Summit in Kliptown, Johannesburg. Government decided to intensify the hosting of dialogues and community conversations throughout the country.
The Department of Arts and Culture supports the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition that will take place from 5-7 September 2014 at Auckland Park SABC Campus in Johannesburg. The prestigious music market, Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition works in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture as well as other partners and organisations in the music industry to enhance the role of the industry in economic development, job creation, poverty alleviation and socio-cultural development.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, in partnership with the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) and North West Government will host the National Book Week (NBW) 2014 roadshow under the theme, ‘Going Places’ on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 at Ganyesa Sport Grounds, North West.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will launch the 5th Annual National Book Week under the theme, ‘Going Places’ on Friday, 29 August 2014 at Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. The launch aims to shed more light on this years’ theme and outline nation-wide multi-faceted localised programmes to mark the fifth annual reading campaign in South Africa that will take place on 1–7 September 2014. This is in line with the Department of Arts and Culture’s mandate of promoting the culture of reading and writing.