Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

18 May 2015

Considering who we are and where we are, we cannot help but celebrate that we are in the company of some of the greatest contemporary minds in Africa today. This is a special evening.

I mention this because this conversation and discourse is a significant milestone in our struggle for self-determination. In fact, none but ourselves should define what it means to be an African in the world today.  It is a conversation and intellectual engagement that helps to define our identity and determine our own future. We are who we say we are and not what others think. We are Africa!

18 May 2015
President Jacob Zuma will lead the country's inaugural Africa Day celebrations on Sunday, 24 May 2015, in Mamelodi, Pretoria.
 
Africa Day is celebrated annually within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963 and the African Union in 2002 and the progress made by the continent since then to advance democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic development.
 
18 May 2015
The Acting Director General of Arts and Culture, Mr Vuyo Jack will be launching the Creative Arts Incubators Programme in Africa Month to give impetus on the importance of community development using the Arts. The launch will be at the State Theatre Pretoria, Gauteng on Wednesday, 20 May 2015.
 
This is part of the implementation of the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy that aims to unleash the economic potential of the creative sector through large-scale investment.
 
15 May 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with South African Fashion Week will host the first leg of WeAreAfrica Fashion extravaganza on Saturday, 16 May 2015 at Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. This Africa month Fashion showpiece is aimed at promoting cultural exchange, integration, unity and solidarity within the continent in line with Africa Month theme, we are Africa - ‘Opening the doors of learning and culture to promote peace and friendship from Cape to Cairo’,
 
15 May 2015
The Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa leads various government departments, civil societies, and private organisations in celebration of Africa Month celebrations to encourage and strengthen socio-economic and political integration within the continent.
 
These objectives speak to the Africa Month theme; we are Africa - Opening the doors of learning and culture to promote peace and friendship from Cape to Cairo.
 
The month of May will provide a strategic platform and network for conversations about the African continent.
14 May 2015
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites all of the people in the Republic of South Africa, the rest of the African continent and the African Diaspora to join him in the inaugural Africa Month celebrations. Africa Month was launched by Minister Mthethwa on 1 April 2015 at Freedom Park, Pretoria.
 
14 May 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to an African Month Dialogue and lecture titled “What it means to be African” that will take place at the Centre for the Book in Cape Town.
 
The Department is leading and coordinating a government-wide African Month Festival of Ideas & Cultural Exchange that is taking place throughout the month of May. It is celebrated under the theme We Are Africa - Opening the doors of learning and culture to promote peace and friendship from Cape to Cairo.
 
13 May 2015
13 May 2015
The Director General of Arts & Culture Mr Vuyo Jack will be launching the Creative Arts Incubators Programme in Africa Month to give impetus on the importance community development using the Arts. The launch will be at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Free-State on Friday, 15 May 2015.
 
This is part of the implementation of the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy that aims to unleash the economic potential of the creative sector through large-scale investment.
 
13 May 2015
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will deliver a keynote address at the launch of the first Africa’s Live Event, Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2015) on Thursday, 14 May 2015, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg.
 

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