Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
The Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture will host an imbizo on Anti Femicide to confront the callous murder of women and girls. The event takes place on Friday 23 June 2017 at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto under theme, “Respect Human Dignity and Equality” to promote ethical and moral values, irrespective of social origin, gender, race, age, status and class.
The Department of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to the opening of the first Incubator Trade Fair that will take place at the Market Theatre on the 19th of June 2017. The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa will officially open the Incubator Trade Fair at 10h00 on the 19 June.
For the first time in the South African theatre history the country’s six state-funded Performing Arts Institutions (PAI’s) will come together at the Market Theatre in an inaugural Arts Incubator Trade Fair that will shine the spotlight on their arts development programmes.
Members of the media who applied for accreditation to cover the National Youth Day Commemoration taking place on 16 June 2017 at the Sport Grounds, Tshing ext. 2, Ventersdorp in North West are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows:
As part of the Africa Month colloquium series, the Department of Arts and Culture will on Friday, 09 June 2017, hosts a Public lecture on Languages and Decolonization with Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o at the Thulamela Main Library, Thulamela Municipality in Thohoyandou, Venda.
“This year’s Africa Month programme overlaps into the month of June and we are honoured that this programme culminates with a lecture by an eminent African author and public intellectual of note, Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o” said Minister Mthethwa.
The Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu will host the Youth and Stakeholder Engagement at Bumbane Great Place, Sithebe village in uMthatha, Eastern Cape Province, on 09 June 2017. During her Budget Vote Speech on the 23 May 2017, the Deputy Minister Makhotso Maggie Sotyu indicated that more than 14 million South Africans still reside in deep rural areas, and as such indigenous systems such as Traditional Leadership will always be part and parcel of anything to do with governance, economic development and nation-building of rural communities on:
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) invites members of the media to the launch of Youth Month at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto, Johannesburg. Youth Month 2017 will be commemorated under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”.
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a colloquium on “Pan-Africanism: AU Agenda 2063: Rise Africa Rise” at the War Museum in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. This is part of the overall theme of “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”.
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a colloquium on Building a Better Africa and a Better World at the Durban University of Technology on the 27th Of May 2017. The colloquium is part of series of colloquia conducted by the department around the country. A panel comprising of leading minds in the country and the continent such as Prof Horace Campbell from Syracuse University in the USA and also the Kwame Nkrumah Institute in Ghana, Prof Pitika Ntuli; Odia Ofeimun from Nigeria; Prof Muxe Nkondo and Mathabo Kunene will participate.
Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 2017 Youth Day Commemoration scheduled to take place at Ventersdorp, North West Province.
The commemoration of Youth Day is attributed to the events of 1976 youth apprising where crowds of learners took to the streets on 16 June to protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction for public schools.
The 2017 Youth Month will be commemorated under the theme, “The Year of O.R Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment.”
The colloquium is part of a series of colloquia programme “Conversation with the continent” that are being conducted by the department around the country.
Africa Month takes place under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity.