Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

19 Feb 2015

The Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will lead a government delegation to the City Moscow to repatriate the mortal remains of two struggle stalwarts, Moses Mauane Kotane and John Beaver (JB) Marks.

Both Kotane and Marks were pioneers of the liberation movement who died in exile and have been buried in the Novodevichy cemetery.

Minister Mthethwa will make an announcement on the exhumation, repatriation and reburial of their mortal remains that is planned to take place in the next few days.

17 Feb 2015

Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, together with SA Express CEO, Mr Inati Ntshanga, will hoist the National Flag during the Back-to-School campaign on Friday, 20 February 2015, at Mehlareng Combined Farm School in Bapsfontein, Ekurhuleni.

Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister, Ms Barbara Thomson, will also attend.

11 Feb 2015

Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, invites members of the media to Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) Provincial consultative Imbizo to take place on Friday, 13 February 2015 at Johnson Ngovela Hall in Langa, Cape Town. 

The purpose of the MGE Provincial consultative Imbizo is to enable the Minister to engage with the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector on MGE and other departmental programmes.

10 Feb 2015

The Minister of Arts & Culture, the Hon. Nathi Mthethwa wishes, to invite you to an interactive Imbizo to outline the implementation of the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy. The Minister will also engage the artistic community on the role of arts, culture and heritage in the transformation of the economy.

The arts, culture and heritage sector is pivotal to nation building and social cohesion. Artists must take their rightful place to help the sector and country to find solutions to the challenges that they face.

09 Feb 2015

As chair of the Human Resource Development Council, Deputy President Ramaphosa champions the national effort to advance education and skills development and to position South Africa as a knowledge economy.

04 Feb 2015

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, invites members of the media to a press briefing about the release of the movie, Hear Me Move. A South African Dance Film.

Hear Me Move is a movie that employs dance as a form of self-expression and captures the vibrancy and rhythms of urban youth culture. It stars a combination of upcoming and seasoned South African actors including Thembi Seete, Nyaniso Dzedze and Boity Thulo, among others. The sound track of the film is 100% South African. 

31 Jan 2015

The Minister of Arts & Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will close the first ever Theatre and Dance conference on Sunday 1 February 2015. The three-day conference started on Friday. The aim of the Conference is to assess the state of theatre and dance in South Africa and develop a programme of action that will guide  government and all stakeholders to work together and develop  the sector.

 Minister Mthethwa will address the Conference and announce government's plans to respond to the needs of the sector in line with the deliberations that took place over the past two days.

29 Jan 2015

The Department of Arts and Culture and Advocates for Social Cohesion will hold a strategic planning session towards 2015 Social Cohesion Report-back Summit on 30-31 January 2015 at the Garden Court Hotel in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

28 Jan 2015

Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, will address the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Science Centre 5 years of excellence celebrations on Saturday, 31 January 2015, at the UJ Soweto campus.

The Deputy Minister will speak about the role of indigenous knowledge in sciences and the importance of reading and counting.

28 Jan 2015

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to a briefing session on a meeting to be held by the Minister and MEC’s within the Arts and Culture Portfolio on Thursday, 29 January 2015 in Freedom Park, Pretoria.

The meeting seeks to find a government wide integrated approach and alignment on nation building and social cohesion.  The discussion will also include national days, the Mzansi Golden Economy Strategy (MGE), the schools and libraries programme.