Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a colloquium on “Pan-Africanism: AU Agenda 2063: Rise Africa Rise” at the War Museum in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. This is part of the overall theme of “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”.
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a colloquium on Building a Better Africa and a Better World at the Durban University of Technology on the 27th Of May 2017. The colloquium is part of series of colloquia conducted by the department around the country. A panel comprising of leading minds in the country and the continent such as Prof Horace Campbell from Syracuse University in the USA and also the Kwame Nkrumah Institute in Ghana, Prof Pitika Ntuli; Odia Ofeimun from Nigeria; Prof Muxe Nkondo and Mathabo Kunene will participate.
Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 2017 Youth Day Commemoration scheduled to take place at Ventersdorp, North West Province.
The commemoration of Youth Day is attributed to the events of 1976 youth apprising where crowds of learners took to the streets on 16 June to protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction for public schools.
The 2017 Youth Month will be commemorated under the theme, “The Year of O.R Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment.”
The colloquium is part of a series of colloquia programme “Conversation with the continent” that are being conducted by the department around the country.
Africa Month takes place under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity.
As part of Africa Month celebrations, the Department of Arts and Culture will conduct a series of colloquia under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity.
This year’s Africa Month celebrations focuses on: The Year of OR Tambo: Unity in Action.
Given the lingering legacy of colonialism and apartheid, it is opportune that in honour of the contribution of ANC President and stalwart, Cde OR Tambo, this year’s Africa Month is dedicated to him.
As part of Africa Month activities, the Department of Arts and Culture, through Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE), funded the Africa Unite Through Arts and Culture Expo that will takes place from 20-21 May 2017 in NASREC, Soweto.
Minister Mthethwa said, “in the period that marks Africa month, it is my great pleasure to congratulate one of Africa’s foremost media personalities, Trevor Noah on winning this prestigious award. We are thrilled and very proud of him for continuing to fly the South African flag high”.
Noah’s career spans over 15 years and he has seen a meteoric rise since Taking over The Daily Show from John Stewart and won in a highly contested category which included the likes of renowned American hosts that include Ellen DeGeneres and RuPaul.
As part of Africa Month celebrations, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu, will lead the panel discussions on Archives Awareness Week under the theme:“The Year of OR Tambo: Archives - Promoting Youth Education” on Thursday, 11 May 2017 at Zwelethemba Community Hall in Worcester, Western Cape Province. The 2017 National Archives Awareness Week will take place from 08 to 12 May 2017.
The Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites media to the launch of Africa Month on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 at Fountains Valley, Pretoria under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World!.
The Month of May is recognised as Africa Month, to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, it was on this date that the 25 May was declared as Africa Day as a symbol of unity amongst all Africans.