Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
Nominated candidates should possess knowledge and experience in the field of film and video industry. Nominees who possess specialised skills which are not directly related to film and video industry but could be beneficial to the Council, for example, managerial, finance, human resources and legal will be considered. Candidates must be willing to render community service.
Anyone wishing to nominate a person for possible appointment to the Council of the NFVF should submit the following:
South Africa will commemorate the 2016 Reconciliation Month under the theme, “Bridging the Divide towards a Non-Racist Society”. The theme reminds us that we should strengthen relations with fellow South Africans and those who reside in the country and build a future where we all live together in harmony. The Reconciliation Day which is commemorated annually on 16 December started in 1994 to foster reconciliation and unity amongst South Africans. On this day, South Africans across the country are encouraged to unite as a nation.
This follows the commitment made by Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to the arts fraternity gathered at an Imbizo in Beaufort West on July, 20 2016; that the Department will work with them and other stakeholders in the Central Karoo District Municipality to organise and host an Arts Summit.
Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 2016 Day of Reconciliation scheduled to take place in Gopane, Black Aces Sports Ground, North West Province.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will launch the Young Patriots Programme at Freedom Park, Pretoria on the 25th November 2016. The programme is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture through NYDA.
The key objective of the programme is to create job opportunities for youth in the arts, culture and heritage sector. Through the National Youth Development Agency, the Department of Arts and Culture has begun a process of recruiting 300 young people to participate on the Young Patriots Programme.
Last year we gathered at this venue to inaugurate the revision of existing White Paper to ensure transformation of arts, culture and heritage sector in order to realize our constitutional mandate of forging a socially cohesive society.
The output of these intense consultations with artists from all arts disciplines, culture and heritage stakeholders led by our esteemed Reference Panel was the 2nd draft of the Revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Tshwane School of Music like many other Community Arts Centres operates under very difficult conditions and resources are always insufficient for them to fully discharge their role in communities.
“The financial support forms part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s commitment to support and enhance programmes in Community Arts Centres in the current MTSF. We understand that programming and efficient Management of Community Arts Centres is key to the sustainability of these facilities,” said Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi.
The purpose is to present the Revised White Paper to delegates from across the country for scrutiny, comments and inputs on proposed changes to the dispensation established by the 1996 White Paper on Arts and Culture.
The South Africa-Russia seasons taking place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria on 11, 13,14 November 2016,respectively will showcase the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra Osipov Balalaika is expected to take the audience through a temperate emotional journey and mystery. The second leg of Russia-South Africa Seasons will also be held this year.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi will host Craft Imbizo with Crafters and Craft Stakeholders on 15 November 2016 at Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga.
The Honourable MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation in Mpumalanga Province, Ms Norah Mahlangu will join the Deputy Minister on this occasion.
This Imbizo seeks to strengthen government’s efforts in the implementation of the Programme of Action as well as government’s monitoring and evaluation system.