Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

18 Apr 2017

Since 2015 the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with other government departments and institutions has held an extensive Africa Month programme focusing on different activities including dialogues and discussions, dance, music, literature, film, fine art and cuisine featuring participants from South Africa, the rest of Africa and the African Diaspora.

The brief  of the 2017 programme is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Manhattan Hotel, Pretoria at 17:30pm.

07 Apr 2017

Members of the media are requested to apply for accreditation to cover the Freedom Day Celebration that will be held on 27 April 2017 at Manguzi, uMhlabuyalingana Local Municpality, KZN by filling their details on the attached SSA Template.

Closing date for application: Friday, 13 April 2017

For further For RSVP contact:

Mthuthuzeli Nqumba on 074 478 7681 or email;

29 Mar 2017

Programme Director, Mr Kid Sithole

Mam Andy Mafela and the Mafela family

Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi

Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi

Premier David Makhura

MEC Faith Mazibuko

Mr Lutfo Dlamini, representing Their Excellencies, the Queen Mother and King of Swaziland

Vhamusanda vho- Ligege (Chief of Duthuni Village)

Reverend PB Mokele

Dr Vukile Mehana

Chair of the Living Legends Legacy Programme, Mr Welcome Msomi,

Deputy Chair Mam Letta Mbulu and other Legends present here today

28 Mar 2017

He became politically active at age 17 and stood up against injustice, later joining the African National Congress.  He was among those arrested by apartheid police at a meeting at the Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia. Alongside his comrades late President Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki, he stood trial. This became known as the "Rivonia Trial". He was sentenced to life imprisonment and hard labour. Kathrada was imprisoned for 26 years on Robben Island.

23 Mar 2017

Programme director

Mr Freddy Arendse, CEO of Tshwane School of Music;

Mr. Nkosinathi Emmanuel Mahlangu, CSI Manager for Momentum;

Tshwane School of Music Staff and Students;

Distinguished guests;

Members of the media;

Ladies and gentlemen

Good afternoon

We salute Joe Mafela for the immense contribution he has made in the arts and creative industry. Joe was a multitalented and multilingual artist/actor who gave his all on stage singing, on television comedy and drama

23 Mar 2017

Tshwane School of Music (TSOM) has been invited by the South African Embassy in Kuwait and the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters which is the Ministry of Culture in Kuwait to participate during the celebrations of Kuwait as the Islamic Capital of Youth.  The State of Kuwait will cover all the travel costs.

TSOM will depart on Friday, 31 March 2017 and is expected to be back in South Africa on 07 April 2017.

The Send-Off Ceremony will take place as follows:

Date  : Thursday, 23 March 2017

20 Mar 2017

We salute his lifelong contribution to South African arts and culture.  We convey our strength and heartfelt condolences to the Mafela family, to his friends and  numerous fans,” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

16 Mar 2017

The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Rejoice Mabudafhasi in partnership with the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) will launch the South African Library Week on Friday, 17 March 2017 at Sunrise View Primary & Secondary Schools, Bojanala, in Rustenburg, North West Province.

15 Mar 2017

The Human Rights Month will be used to link with the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the passing of Steve Biko and the OR Tambo Centenary as a fitting tribute to mark his selfless and fervent effort towards bloodless transition to our new democratic dispensation and an advocate for human rights.

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 2017 Human Rights Day scheduled to take place on 21 March 2017 at Buffalo City Municipality, Victoria Grounds, King Williams Town, Eastern Cape Province.

14 Mar 2017

This initiative is funded by the SA-EU Strategic Partnership – the Dialogue Facility which contributes to the strengthening of relations between the European Union and South Africa and encourages cooperation between equal partners in a number of areas in the economic, social and cultural fields.

The Shukuma Mzansi Conference, will enable the South African community arts centres to share their experiences on capacity building, programming, innovative sourcing of funding and policy implementation with their European counterparts and vice versa.