Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

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.
 
11 May 2015
The Deputy Minister of Arts & Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi and the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Nandi Ndalane will conduct an Imbizo with the crafters in Polokwane, Limpopo on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. The Imbizo is part of the Deputy Minister’s visits across the country aimed at providing a platform for the crafters to share ideas on how to better organise, coordinate and develop the sector.
 
07 May 2015
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi and the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Nandi Ndalane will launch the Annual National Archives Week programme as part of Africa Month Celebrations on Monday, 11 May 2015 in Polokwane, Limpopo. The programme will take place from 11 to 15 May 2015 across the province.
 
06 May 2015
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi and the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Nandi Ndalane will launch the Africa Month Film Festival as part of the Africa Month Celebrations programme on Saturday, 9 May 2015 in Polokwane, Limpopo.
 
06 May 2015
The Department of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with UNISA’s Institute for African Renaissance Studies invite members of the media to a colloquium themed Truth Telling, Revelation and Africa’s Cultural Renaissance. The event is part of a series of colloquia that the Department of Arts & Culture will host with various universities across the country as part of Africa Month celebrations. Proceedings include a keynote address by Professor Sipho Seepe titled “Reversing the subversion of our humanity: The Role of Higher education”
 
06 May 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture and Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will launch the Africa Month Film Festival as part of the Africa Month Celebrations programme on Saturday, 09 May 2015 in Polokwane, Limpopo. The launch will include screening of Elelwani, the first Tshivenda feature film selected as South Africa’s Oscar entry in 2014. The film festivals will also take place in Northwest and Northern Cape Province as part of promoting Africa’s diversity culture and Language. The viewing is open to the public.
 

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