Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

22 Jun 2016

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.


17 Jun 2016

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.


09 Jun 2016

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

08 Jun 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”.


02 Jun 2016

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the National Youth Day Commemoration taking place on 16 June 2016 at Orlando Stadium, Soweto.


The Youth Day will be commemorated under the theme “Youth Moving South Africa Forward”.


To apply for media accreditation, kindly complete online registration form on the link
Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 06 June 2016 at 12h00.


31 May 2016

The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 officially launch the annual Youth Month programme under the theme, “Youth Moving South Africa Forward”. Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), Mr Jeff Radebe as the chair of the IMC on Youth Development Programme is expected to deliver a key note address.  


The programme includes laying of the wreath at the Memorial in honour of those who fought for the liberation of South Africa.

30 May 2016

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the launch of Youth Month on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto, Johannesburg. Activities for the month of June will be outlined at the launch.


Minister Mthethwa will join Minister Radebe and other dignitaries for the laying of wreaths at the Memorial in honour of those who fought for the liberation of South Africa.

30 May 2016

As the Africa Month concludes, Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to a colloquium on Politics, Culture and the New African in Soweto Theatre, today on Monday, 30 May 2016. The event is hosted by the DAC in partnership with the Independent and Press Club SA. Minister Mthethwa will deliver a keynote address and the guest speaker of honour is Prof Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian world-renowned Author, Poet and Nobel Literature Laureate.


30 May 2016

Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms. Rejoice Mabudafhasi invites media to the official handover of the Modular Library to the Nkuri community on Thursday, 02 June 2016 at Zamani Primary School, in Nkuri village, Giyani.


27 May 2016

The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will host a cultural parade showcasing various colourful cultures from the African continent in Port Elizabeth on 28 May 2016 as part of Africa Month Celebrations.