Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
The Director General of the Department of Arts and Culture, Mr. Sibusiso Xaba invites you to join in the celebration of Freedom Friday, as part of the countdown to South Africa’s 20 years of Freedom celebrations, with a special event at the Eastgate Mall on Friday 14 February 2014.|Programme|Artist Profile|
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) hosted a media briefing to announce the line-up of artists to perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 3rd African Championship of Nations (CHAN) themed: A Place Where Champions Are Celebrated.” The Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday, 01 February 2014 at 15h00 at the Cape Town Stadium.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in association with the wRite Associates pays tribute in memory of the legendary poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and activist, Amiri Baraka, who passed away recently.
The guest speaker will be Prof. Keorapetse Kgositsile, advisor to Minister Paul Mashatile. The event will take place on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, will be a guest of honour at the launch of the Saxon Art Affair 2013-14.
The Saxon Art Affair is a celebration of South African art that showcases some of South Africa's most prominent established artists as well as introducing new emerging talent. This unique inaugural art exhibition will be attended by artists, art lovers and collectors and it is an initiative of the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa that is led by Ms Carolyn Steyn.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and Africa Centre will present the Infecting The City public arts festival in Mbombela on 16 -17 January 2014. Characterised by vibrant and unexpected arts and culture manifestations, Infecting The City is one of the most extraordinary free annual public arts festivals on the African continent. It will be for the first time that the festival will be hosted in Mbombela since it is known to be a highlight on the Cape Town calendar.
The Africa Centre’s Infecting The City Public Arts Festival, a highlight on the Cape Town calendar, will be hosted in Mbombela for the first time this year, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. The Festival is taking place in Mbombela’s city centre on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January 2014.
Vibrant and unexpected, Infecting The City is one of the most extraordinary free annual public arts festivals on the African continent.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Paul Mashatile has noted the concerns expressed by South Africans, especially members of the Deaf community regarding the performance of the sign language interpreter at the Memorial service of former President Nelson Mandela.
"Without passing judgement, nobody should be allowed to undermine our languages. We sincerely apologise to the deaf community and to all South Africans for any offense that may have been suffered,” said Mashatile.
President Jacob Zuma will unveil a 9 metre bronze statue of the late, former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as part of the Day of Reconciliation Celebrations which is hosted annually on 16 December at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. The day also marks the commemoration of the centenary of the Union Buildings, one of the most iconic structures in South Africa.
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a special Nelson Mandela Memorial Concert on Wednesday 11 December 2013 at the Market Theatre in Newtown.
The concert, which forms part of the Arts and Culture sector's tribute to the former statesman, will feature a range of South African artists. Mandela's contribution to our struggle for freedom and democracy will be marked through song, dance, storytelling and theatrical performances.
South Africans will commemorate the national Day of Reconciliation on 16 December 2013.
During these celebrations, it is incumbent on all South Africans to remember the sacrifices that millions made so that our country could be free and her citizens live in peace and prosperity.
Government recognises that together South Africans must build a nation that encourages dialogue, fosters social cohesion and celebrates its heritage.