Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
This song is just one aspect of the war against racism, as history has told us before, arts and culture have a critical role to play in the fight against racism. Miriam Makeba in her seminal piece titled “African Sunset” demonstrated this, Hugh Masekela with his powerful song, “Stimela” once again demonstrated the power of arts in mobilising and conscientising society about the ills that confront society. Letta Mbulu and Caiphus Semenya demonstrated the role that this craft can play. Arthur Mafokate’s song “Don’t call me Kaffir” took the fight against racism to newer generations.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will conduct a session of community conversations on 01 July 2016 at Malamulele in Limpopo. This session forms part of the planned community conversations that are scheduled to take place until 13 July 2016.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg deliver a keynote address on the role of the performing arts particularly music in advancing the anti-racism agenda. Minister Mthethwa will also at the launch unveil the Anti-Racism Song tackling the continuing salience of race and racism and the negative role social media has played in spewing the racial bigotry.
Bridging Ages is an international organisation focusing on the use of local heritage for the benefit of local communities. The Time Travel concept was developed by Kalmar County Museum in Sweden and is promoted by Bridging Ages organisation to connect and confront challenges of today and engage audiences to shape their future.
The Department of Arts and Culture invites you to the opening reception of The House of Truth, a bio-play that pays homage to legendary Drum writer and journalist, Can Themba. The play is premiering at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and is presented as part of the ongoing celebrations of the centenary of University of Fort Hare.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will conduct a series of community conversations from, 27 June - 13 July 2016 at Vhembe District (Thulamela & Makhado municipality), Limpopo.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa, will deliver a speech at the tribute concert for Professor Joseph Shabalala for his work in putting Isicathamiya music on the international map on Thursday 23 June 2016 at the Playhouse theatre in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
Arts and Culture in collaboration with legendary ceramist Simon Masilo will host a Master Class on Saturday, 18 June 2016 at Keketso Primary School in Katlehong.
Mr Masilo who produces distinct ceramic pots with a signature style associated only to him has received international recognition for his exceptional talent for visual, commercial and other art forms. Over the years he has dedicated his time and knowledge by sharing his skills of ceramic production with community members and learners at the Katlegong Art Centre.
As part of Youth Month build-up activities, Arts & Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Saturday 11 June 2016 conduct an Imbizo with the Youth of the Ga-Maja community in Polokwane, Limpopo to commemorate the month of June.
This Imbizo seeks to strengthen government’s efforts in the implementation of the government programme of action as well as government’s monitoring and evaluation system.
Members of the Media are invited as follows:
Date : Saturday 11 June 2016
The Department of Arts and Culture through the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa will celebrate International Archives Day tomorrow, Thursday, 09 June 2016 at The National Archives Building in Arcadia, Pretoria. The event will be celebrated under the theme: “Archives for Harmony and Friendship”.