Media Advisories 2017 - 2015
- 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.
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.