Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
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.
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.
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.
As part of the buildup programme towards the event, there will be screening of Mandela’s Gun film at the Opera of Algiers on 28 February 2017 at 18:00. Lead role of Mandela is played for the first time by a South African actor, Tumisho Masha, who is already in Algiers for the screening. This film is based on uncovered information on Nelson Mandela's journey through Africa, with a Makarov pistol, given to him by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1962. Some of the movie episodes were shot in Algeria.
The Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture in Algeria will tomorrow, 24 February 2017 launch the first leg of the South Africa Algeria cultural season at the Palais of Culture in Algiers. South Africa Ambassador in Algeria, Mr Dennis Dlomo is expected to deliver a keynote address.
The cultural seasons is a cultural exchange platform that is aimed at showcasing South Africa’s artistic talent to the world, strengthen cultural and people-to-people relations and lay a basis for expanded trade for South African products.
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, will join the Steven Zondo Ministries and Foundation during the Back to School campaign on Friday, 24 February 2017, at Sigonde and Gumbu Primary Schools in Limpopo.
The campaign will entail donations such as school uniform, school shoes, bag packs to the 574 learners in both schools. The schools will also receive desktop computers.
The Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Gabon will host the first Cultural Seasons in Libreville, Gabon from 09 to 17 March 2017. The programme is aimed at showcasing South Africa’s artistic talent, strengthen people-to-people relations and open new paths for expanded trade between the two countries.
Not content only to focus on her own artistic output which was considerable, she worked with traditional crafters for many years and devoted many years to bringing artists to the market and taking the market to artists with the view that artists should be able to sustain themselves through their art,” said Minister Mthethwa.
Susan Sellschop passed away on 15 February 2017 in hospital in Fourways, Johannesburg, after two weeks in ICU.
Lay a basis for expanded trade and promote cultural diplomacy as part of Government’s broader socio-economic agenda.
"We’re in this love together’ which stays in our minds."
I remember his performance so well at the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival where he wooed us with his all time greats and thanked South Africa for inspiring the world, ” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.