Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
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:
Members of the media are reminded to apply for accreditation for National Heritage Day Celebrations due to take place on Sunday, 24 September 2017 Ga Morwe Stadium, in Kameelrivier B, Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga Province under the theme, “The Year of O.R Tambo: Celebrating Our Liberation Heritage”.
To apply for media accreditation kindly fill the attached SSA template. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 15 September 2017 at 16h00.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to a conversation with learners on issues of arts, culture and heritage under the Heritage Month theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Celebrating Our Liberation Heritage”. A total of 120 grade 11 learners from Sapphire Secondary School in Bophelong (Vanderbijlpark) will take part in the conversation that seeks to expose learners to the transformation of heritage landscape which is crucial for empowering the youth about their our heritage.
The Department of Arts and Culture will on Monday, September 2017 host a colloquium in honour of the memory of the late Stephen Bantu Biko at the Gallery of Leaders, Freedom Park, in Pretoria. The colloquium will be hosted under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Celebrating Our Liberation Heritage and Black Consciousness.”
Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the launch of Heritage Month under theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Celebrating Our Liberation Heritage.” The event will take place on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 at the Imbizo Media Centre in Parliament, Cape Town.