Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
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.
The Department of Arts & Culture invites media to the Public Lecture and colloquium featuring the internationally renowned author, Ben Okri (OBE).
The Institute for African Renaissance Studies at the University of South Africa (Unisa) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will host this event as part of various activities for the celebration of Africa Month under the theme “We are Africa”, ‘Opening the doors of learning and culture from Cape to Cairo”.
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, will embark on Craft Imbizo, flag hoisting and official opening of the Umjindini Public Library from 8 to 9 April 2015, in Barberton, Mpumalanga.
The Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites media to the launch of African Month on 1 April 2015. The Department of Arts & Culture will host Africa Month in partnership with other government departments; public entities; private and civic sectors.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will convene a Social Cohesion Report-Back Summit to afford the nation a platform to review progress on the implementation of the July 2012 National Social Cohesion Summit resolutions. The Summit will be held on Monday, 30 March 2015 at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province.
Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, will launch the Mzansi Libraries Online Pilot Project at Mapoteng Public Library, Gamagara Local Municipality on 26 March 2015.
Media covering the reburial of JB Marks are advised to collect their accreditations from 12h00 on Friday 2015 until 17h00 and on Saturday from 08h30 until 20h30 at the Ventersdorp Municipal Offices next to the Ventersdorp Library.
The funeral programme starts at 09h00 on Sunday, 22 March 2015.
Members of the media are advised that the following documentation will be required for collection:
- ID / Driver’s License or Passports
- Press cards or a letter from the editor