Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Ngqushwa Local Municpality will host a Reconciliation Day developmental programme on Women and Youth in the Arts at Peddie Town Hall on the 16 December 2017 at 10h00. The activities will take place under the theme; “The Year of OR Tambo: Reconciliation through radical socio-economic transformation”.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa, in partnership with the National Museum, Bloemfontein is proud to announce the launch exhibition of the National Art Bank under the theme: “Emerging Visions: Towards a Sustainable Economic Development of the Visuals Arts.” The launch will take place on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein in the Free State at 09h00 am.
The Deputy Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Ms Makhotso Sotyu will in partnership with the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Pam Tshwete and local leadership host a community Imbizo on Arts and Culture and also commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against woman and children abuse.
The second-leg of Russia SA Cultural Seasons kick-starts at the Durban playhouse on the 28th November 2017 with the Oleg Lundstrem Jazz Orchestra of Russia and at the Communio Auditorium in Mbombela on the 29th November 2017.
The Department of Arts and Culture in conjunction with its entity, the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC), will be hosting a National Summit on Resistance and Liberation Heritage as follows:
Day 1: 27 November 2017, 09h00 – The Arts and Culture Minister together will officially open the Summit
Day 2 & Day 3: Closed to the Public and Media
The Department of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to the launch of the online digitized audiovisual recordings on the 17 November 2017 at the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa in Pretoria. Among the recordings that will be launched online is the Rivonia Trial. Andrew Mlangeni one of the Rivonia trialists will be in attendance to witness the online launch.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Palestine in South Africa will on Friday, 13 October 2017 host a public Lecture in solidarity with the people of Palestine at the University of Venda, Thohoyandou in Limpopo. The Lecture will be led by Mr Hashem Dajani, the Palestine Ambassador to South Africa under the theme, The Year of OR Tambo. The year 2017 marks the centenary celebrations of Oliver Reginald Tambo in South Africa, an anti - apartheid activist and an internationally renowned liberation struggle icon.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa, will on Saturday, 30 September 2017 unveil the tombstone in honour of the late Daniel Canadoce “Can” Themba. The former teacher and scholar worked as a reporter and editor at Drum magazine. His works, including “The Suit”, has worn him much acclaim and several awards including the Drum Award in 1953. In September 2006, former President Thabo Mbeki awarded Themba the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for “Excellent achievement in literature, contribution to the field of journalism and striving for a just and democratic society in South Africa.”
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to a conversation with youth on issues of arts, culture and heritage under the Heritage Month theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Celebrating Our Liberation Heritage”.
Members of the media who applied for accreditation to cover the National Heritage Day Celebration due to take place on Sunday, 24 September 2017 at Ga Morwe Stadium, in Kameelrivier B, Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga Province are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows: