Media Advisories 2014 - 2010
On Saturday 30 November 2013, the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, will launch Reconciliation Month in Calvinia, where all the build-up activities for December month will be announced.
This project will be a joint event between Freedom Park and the Calvinia community, aimed at the reconciliation activities , taking place in Calvinia.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile in the company of Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Fikile Mbalula will pay a special visit to Khutsong community for a joint Ministerial Imbizo. The event will take place on Thursday, 28 November 2013 at Khutsong Township in Carletonville, Gauteng.
The purpose of the imbizo is to address challenges facing the community in accessing government programmes within the arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation sector.
Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile will participate in this year's International Think Tank of the Forum of Avignon, due to take place from November 21 to 23, 2013, in Avignon, south eastern France.
The theme of the 2013 Forum is Culture & Power. Debates, the release of findings of six studies and concrete proposals will form the basis for discussions, on culture, economy and the media, with the aim of placing culture at the heart of politics and business.
The Department of Arts and Culture, the Luthuli Museum and the University of KwaZulu-Natal will host the Chief Albert Luthuli 7th Memorial Lecture under the theme “For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. The event will take place on Saturday, 16 November 2013 at University of KwaZulu-Natal (MH Joosub Hall), Westville Campus, Durban.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile will deliver a keynote address at the 8th South African Literacy Awards (SALA). The Awards are supported by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with the wRite Associates. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, 09 November 2013 at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg and is the culmination of the 2nd Africa Century International African Writers Conference which started on Thursday, the 07th of November 2013.
Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile delivers the opening address at the 8th edition of DISCOP AFRICA 2013, which runs from Wednesday 6th November to Friday, 8th November 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
DISCOP AFRICA, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, will bring together film and television stakeholders from 70 African countries, with the aim of accelerating growth in the content production and distribution industries across the continent.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, will deliver a keynote address at the official unveiling of the memorial stone in honour of the late Afrikaner anti-apartheid activist, Dr. Christian Beyers Naudé. The event is hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with Uniting Reformed Church of Southern Africa (URCSA), Alexandra branch and will take place on Saturday, 02 November 2013 at Westpark cemetery in Johannesburg.
On 3 June 2013 during the build-up campaign to the 20th Anniversary of Freedom and Democracy, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile shared his insight to the campaign as “...an opportunity for us as South Africans, to reflect on how our freedom and democracy was achieved.
The Deputy Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Joe Phaahla will conduct a session of imbizo on Friday, 25 October 2015 at Jane Furse, Sekhukhune District in Limpopo Province. The imbizo is part of government’s intensified period of consultation and interaction with communities under the theme, ‘South Africa is much of a better place than it was in 1994’. As the country moves towards the celebration of 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy, it is significance for government to interact with communities to reflect on progress made in the effort to improve the quality of life for all.
It is with shock and sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of Meshack Mfaniseni Masondo on Friday last week. As a prominent author, publisher and a leading business man, Masondo was one of the major contributors to South Africa’s creative economy.
Born in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal, Masondo relocated to Johannesburg after completing matric. It was in Johannesburg that he established himself as a prominent writer. At the same time he furthered his studies, obtaining a Master of Arts Degree at the University of Cape Town.