Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
To strengthen cultural relations and lay a basis for expanded cultural contacts and trade, including opening up new markets for South Africa’s creative talent.
The SACO has allocated over R500 000 in the 2017 round for young scholars wanting to pursue honours, masters and doctoral studies. The research undertaken must fall within the scope of SACO’s work in the cultural economy, cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and/or related sectors.
The SACO scholarship and bursary scheme has been running for the past two years now with nine awards issued to students across the country, studying at the following institutions:
• University of Johannesburg
• University of Witwatersrand
The Klassen family.
Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni
Ministers and Deputy Ministers present
MMCs and Councillors present
Creative workers of our country
Representatives of the media
Ladies and gentlemen,
Through music Thandi klassen and her generation fought against apartheid and in the process endured much pain and sacrificed the best years of their lives.
Following the sad passing of jazz legend, Mama Thandi Klaasen, last week and the memorial service held in her honour at the Germiston City Hall in Ekurhuleni today, the creative sector will host a special celebration of her life on Thursday 26 January 2017.
The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) and the Musicians Association of South Africa (MASA) will host an event “Celebrating the Life of Thandi Klaasen: Artists and Legends pay tribute through music and words”.
It commemorates the bravery of women in 1957 in Zeerust, who revolted against passes in the villages of Dinokana, Lekgopung, and Motswedi villages. They refused to collect their passbooks from mobile units.
- 14 December 2016; Time: 09h00 – 18h00; Venue: Department of Arts, Culture and Traditional Affairs (CATA), 34 Coetzee Street, Zeerust.
- 15 December 2016; Time: 09h00 – 18h00; Venue: Department of Arts, Culture and Traditional Affairs (CATA), 34 Coetzee Street, Zeerust.
- 16 December 2016; Time: 07h30 – 10h00; Venue: Gopane Traditional Council Offices, Zeerust.
NB: You are required to bring your ID Book and Press Card or letter from the editor when collecting accreditation card.
Supported by the Department of Arts and Culture under Mzansi Golden economy (MGE), the awards are hosted by Carol Bouwers Productions to recognise women who have shown leadership, fostered growth and made efforts to strengthen the arts in South Africa.
The theme for the Mbokodo Awards in 2016 is on celebrating all that is wonderful at this time in our democracy, It is celebrating the triumph of the human spirit!
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, formally launched the South African cultural season in Russia starting with an opening concert in Moscow on the 29th November which featured 40 South African Artists.
On the 30th November Minister will unveil commemorative cenotaphs at the grave sites where the stalwarts, JB Marks and Moses Kotane, had been buried prior to the repatriation of their remains to South Africa.
Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi will host Crafts Imbizo with Crafters and Craft Stakeholders on 02 December 2016 at Royal Khalanga Hall in N’wamitwa Village, Tzaneen, Limpopo Province.
The Honourable MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in Limpopo Province, Ms Onicca Moloi will join the Deputy Minister during the Crafts Imbizo.
Commemorated annually on 16 December, Reconciliation Day started in 1994 after the first democratic elections to foster reconciliation and unity amongst South Africans and to embrace the common ties that binds us rather than focus on what divides us as a nation.
This years’ Reconciliation Day Commemoration will take place on Friday, 16 December 2016 at Gopane Black Aces Ground, Zeerust in North West Province.