Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with Greater Taung local Municipality will host Youth Dialogue on arts, social cohesion and socio-economic participation as part of Africa Month celebrations. The dialogue will take place on Friday, 27 May 2016 at Taung Hotel School and Convention Centre, Greater Taung local Municipality in North West.
Amongst those we honour and who suffered for justice and freedom in our land are the following:
Vuyisile Mini, Patrick Molaoa, Onkgopotse Tiro, Portia Ndwandwe, Steve Biko, Nokuthula Simelane, Ruth First, David Webster, Dulcie September, Fabian and Florence Riberio, Griffiths and Victoria Mxenge, Neil Agget, Chris Hani, Mathew Goniwe, Sparrow Mkhonto, Fort Calata, Sicelo Mhlawuli, Qaqawuli Godolozi, Champion Galela, Sipho Hashe, Solomon Mahlangu, Hector Peterson, Siphiwo Mthimkhulu, Joe Gqabi, Andrew Zondo, Ashley Kriel, Upington 6 and Gugulethu 7 to cite a few.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, invites the media to the African Fashion Vibes Show to be held on Saturday, 21 May 2016 at Soweto Theatre, Jabulani in Johannesburg.
The African Fashion Vibes Show forms part of the Africa Month celebrations under the theme: “Building a Better Africa and a Better World”.
The Department of Arts and Culture will on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 host African Literature and the Cultural Renaissance Lecture at New English Literary Museum in Grahamstown.
The lecture forms part of the 2016 annual Africa Month Celebration that will be taking place throughout the month of May under the theme, “Building a Better Africa and a Better World.”
The lecture will be delivered by the prominent Ama Ata Aidoo in Conversation with Zakes Mda and Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile.