Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the launch of Heritage Month that will be held on Monday, 01 September 2014 at Freedom Park, Pretoria. The theme for this year’s Heritage Month is “Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy: Tell your story that moves South Africa Forward!
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, and the South African delegation are travelling from New York to South Africa bringing back the remains of Mr Nat Nakasa. He is travelling together with Gladys Maphumulo (Mr Nakasa’s sister) and other members of the Nakasa family as well as a representative of KwaZulu-Natal government. They will arrive at King Shaka International tomorrow.
Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture travels to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to posthumously bestow the Ubuntu Honour to the late President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr Nwalimu Julius Nyerere. Mrs Maria Nyerere, will on behalf of her late husband Dr Nwalimu Julius Nyerere, receive the Ubuntu Honour of 2014 at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on 11 August 2014, 16h00 at a ceremony that will be held by the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC).
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, will officially open the 20 Years of Democracy Exhibition on Friday 08 August 2014 at KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg. The exhibition is aimed at celebrating our icons, especially women who have excelled in their respective fields such as the arts, leadership, sports, science and conservation.
President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address at the national Women’s Day Commemoration on Saturday, 09 August 2014 at King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi Township, KwaZulu-Natal Province. The theme for Women’s Month is “Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the Women’s Charter and 20 years of Freedom: Together Non-racial and Non-sexist South Africa Forward!” The President will be accompanied by Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa and the Minister of Women, Ms Susan Shabangu.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa together with the Minister of Women in the Presidency, Ms Susan Shabangu, will launch Women’s Month on Thursday, 31 July 2014 at the Union Buildings, Pretoria.
The Ministers will shed more light on the theme for 2014 and outline the month-long programme for August.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
Details of the launch are as follows:
Time : 09:30 for 10:00
Date : 31 July 2014.
Venue : Union Buildings, Media Room
The Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the High Commission of India invites members of the media to the official opening of the SA/India Festival that will take place on Friday, 25 July 2014 at State Theatre, Pretoria. Some of the performances at the opening include collaboration between South African and Indian dance groups.
The event has been cancelled:
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with Times Media will host a special ceremony in Rosebank on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, to officially announce the winners of twenty most outstanding short stories of our democracy. The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa will give a keynote address.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi will hoist a flag and lead Mandela Month activities on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at Zamimpilo Special School, Ceza Village, in Ulundi Local Municipality, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
In 2009, the United Nation`s General Assembly declared 18 July, which is Dr Nelson Mandela’s birthday, the ‘Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the liberation icon’s role for a free and united south Africa.
“Tata” Mandela spent 67 years of his life actively devoted to promoting social change, rather than revenge and violence.
The Ministry of Arts and Culture invites the media to the Budget Vote speech pre-briefing that will take place on Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 11:00 at Imbizo Media Centre in Parliament, Cape Town. The Minister will share with the media his plans for the next five years in relation to the role of arts, culture and heritage in the economic and social transformation of the country.