Media Advisories 2017 - 2015

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.

09 Mar 2017

The Department of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, will host 2017 Human Rights Day Celebrations on the 21st of March 2017 at Victoria Grounds in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape.

06 Mar 2017

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

04 Mar 2017

Programme Director

Your Majesty, King Makhosonke II

Amakhosi onke amenyiwe

Members of the royal family


Distinguished guests

Government officials

Members of the community

Members of the media

Ladies and gentlemen

Bayede ngwenyama!

It is said that a nation that does not preserve its heritage and culture is a lost nation.

Government salutes the role that our Traditional Leaders continue to play in the protection and preservation of our heritage and culture.

03 Mar 2017

The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi will deliver the keynote address at the annual commemoration of the late Ndebele King Silamba, on Saturday, 4 March 2017, at Walmonsthal (KoMjekejeke Heritage Site)‚ north east of Pretoria.

King Silamba was a ruler of the Ndebele nation when they were forcefully moved to KoMjekejeke by the Boers in the late 1860s.The King Silamba Annual Commemoration event was established since 1980 and the event has grown into what it is today, a renowned annual event in the Ndebele Kingdom Calendar. 

02 Mar 2017

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, will host youth Imbizo to engage with the community of Jozini and surrounding areas within UMkhanyakude District Municipality, Richards Bay, in KwaZulu Natal.