Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
Ministers Fikile Mbalula and Nathi Mthethwa invite media to a briefing to announce a joint sport, arts and culture sectors’ programme that will address attacks on foreign nationals. The programme is part of the Africa Month (May) celebrations under the theme # WeAreAfrica.
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: Sunday, 26 April 2015
Venue: SASCOC OLYMPIC HOUSE, James & Ethel Grey Park, Oaklands Atholl Road, Melrose
Minister Mthethwa will give a keynote address at the World Book Day Celebrations that will be held on Thursday, 23 April 2015 at the Boksburg civic Centre in Johannesburg.
The World Book Day was initiated by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. In 1995 UNESCO decided that World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on this date because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare.
South Africa will celebrate Freedom Day on the 27 April 2014 at the Union Buildings, Pretoria under the theme: “Celebrating the Third Decade of our Freedom through Accelerating Radical Economic Transformation”. This year’s Freedom Day celebrations marks 21 years of Freedom and Democracy in South Africa and also marks the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter, the historic road-map to our struggle for freedom and ultimately the achievement of democracy.
The Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will host a special media briefing session to report back on the outcomes of the Consultative Meeting on Heritage Transformation that took place at Freedom Park last Friday, 17 April 2015.
Over 200 delegates from political parties, heritage institutions, civil society organizations and academics attended the meeting that passed important resolutions on how to deal with issue of colonial symbols and the transformation of the heritage landscape.
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, in conjunction with The Centre for the Book (An outreach unit for the National Library of South Africa) invites media to the door to door reading campaign on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at Greenspark Community Library, in Foschville, Merafong Municipality, Gauteng.
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, will launch Mzansi Libraries On-Line and host the Craft Imbizo on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, in Delarayville and Mokgobistad, respectively.
She will kick-start her visit by hoisting the national flag at Reatlegile Primary School as part of the Department of Arts and Cultures’ Flag in every school campaign which seeks to promote national identity, instil the spirit of patriotism, love for our country, nation building and social cohesion.
Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa will host a special consultative meeting with political parties, student leaders, university VCs, academics and civil society organisations on transformation of heritage landscape on Friday, 17 April 2015 at Freedom Park. At least 200 guests are expected to attend.
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, will host the Craft Imbizo on Tuesday, 14 April 2015, in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape
The Craft Sector has long being acknowledged as one of the strategic sectors for socio-economic development and job creation in the country. Despite this, many challenges still beset this sector. These challenges ranges from access to information, access to viable markets, access to reasonably priced raw materials for craft production as well as access to funding and finance.
The Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will host a special Imbizo to launch the Creative Arts Incubators at the Alliance Church, Kwa Bokweni Township White River in Mpumalanga on Friday, 10 April 2015.
The Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will host a special Imbizo to launch the Creative Arts Incubators at the Casterbridge Music Development Academy, White River in Mpumalanga on Friday, 10 April 2015.
This is part of the implementation of the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy that seeks to unleash the economic potential of the creative sector through large scale investment.
Essentially, the Arts Incubators will provide a platform for the sector to create employment and provide skills and training towards economic self-reliance.