Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

13 Sep 2017

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.

11 Sep 2017

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.

10 Sep 2017

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.”

05 Sep 2017

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.

22 Aug 2017

The South African High Court has ruled in favour of Minister Nathi Mthethwa for dissolving the board of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) on 12 January 2016.  Minister Mthethwa dissolved the board for a number of reason, including that there was no common understanding between the department and the board as to what the strategic role of the board should be. 

17 Aug 2017

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will conduct an imbizo in Filikisi, eManzimtoti this Friday, 18 August 2018, as part of the department’s efforts to strengthen the implementation of its arts, culture and heritage programmes.

The imbizo will provide a platform for the community especially the youth to engage with the department on opportunities available in the creative sector.

08 Aug 2017

His Excellency President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, will deliver a keynote address at the 2017 National Women’s Day on, 9 August 2017, to be commemorated at Galeshewe, Kimberley in the Northern Cape under the theme: “The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”.

Every August, South Africa commemorates Women’s Month as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of pass laws to women.

26 Jul 2017

The roadshow is in support of the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) and the research community working on arts, culture and heritage projects. The Pietermaritzburg workshop, the second in a series of eight, takes place at the Winston Churchill Theatre on August 17.

13 Jul 2017


Members of the media who wish to cover the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Death of Inkosi Albert Luthuli taking place on Friday, 21 July 2017, at Groutville Market Grounds in iLembe District Municipality are requested to apply for a accreditation. Inkosi Luthuli was one of the founding fathers of the African National Congress (ANC) which he served as President General from 1952 until his death in 1967 and was also the first African Leader to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.

07 Jul 2017

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa will on Thursday, 13 July 2017 launch the Debut Fund Programme for emerging artists at Nangoza Jebe Community Hall in Port Elizabeth. The Fund seeks to strengthen knowledge and skills development for young artists and also give them opportunities to apply for funding to further support their ventures. The Programme is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the Business Association of South Africa (BASA).