Media Advisories 2017 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the South African Theatre Initiative (SATI) will host the Dance and Theatre Indaba under the theme “Towards A Unified Sector: Theatre and Dance in South Africa” on 30 January to 01 February 2015 at Kopanong Conference Centre in Benoni, Johannesburg.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to a press conference to announce the 2015 final Artists line-up and programme for the 16th of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF). The press conference will be held on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at Katzy’s (@ the Grillhouse in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will deliver a keynote address at the annual Kgoshi Mampuru II Commemoration Day on Saturday, 24 January 2015 at Try Again Sports Ground in Mamone, Moshate, Limpopo Province.
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Limpopo MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Nandi Ndalane, Acting MEC for Education, Mr Jerry Ndou, Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality, Cllr David Magabe and Mayor of Fetakgomo Local Municipality, Cllr Sefala will join the Minister during the visit.