Media Advisories 2019 - 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture has been supporting the LETPC since its inception in 2015. The first event was inaugurated by the Minister of Arts and Culture Honourable Nathi Mthethwa. The Department has extended further commitment by providing additional two years support from 2019 to 2021.
South African Roadies Association (SARA) through the support of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is hosting Africa’s 5th Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2019) from today, 16 to 18 May 2019, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Park town, Johannesburg.
The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the unveiling of the new name of the national English Literary Museum in Makhanda on the 06 may 2019.
In 2010 the Department of Arts and Culture indicated that it wished to explore widening the scope of the National English Literary Museum (NELM) to include the literatures of the historically disadvantaged languages of South Africa.
The month of May marks Africa month - a moment for the continent to pause, reflect, commemorate and celebrate our Africanness, and to promote the African Agenda that embraces peace and stability, democracy, non-racial, non-sexist, unity and prosperity. The Month of May has been declared Africa Month, to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, it was on this date that 25 May was declared Africa Day as a symbol of unity amongst all Africans.
The month of May marks Africa month - a moment for the continent to pause, reflect, commemorate and celebrate our Africanness, and to promote the African Agenda that embraces peace and stability, democracy, non-racial, non-sexist, unity and prosperity.
Members of the press are hereby advised that Minister Nathi Mthethwa will make an announcement on the declaration of sites in the Bo-Kaap, Western Cape.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Hon. Nathi Mthethwa will announce the outcome of processes towards declaration of important historical significant sites located in the Bo-Kaap as an important part of the heritage landscape of South Africa.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday, 26 April 2019 meet, engage and address recipients of the Nelson Mandela University Language Bursary, certificates will be awarded to former PhD students who wrote thesis in indigenous languages.
The Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the official handover of the Radio Freedom Equipment. The handover ceremony will take place on the Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at the Freedom Park in Pretoria.
Freedom Month commemorates the historic occasion in 1994 when South Africa achieved freedom and democracy. The National Freedom Day Celebrations will be held on April 27, 2019 at the Miki Yili Stadium, Sarah Bartmann District Municipality, Makhanda in the Province of the Eastern Cape, under the theme, “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy”.
As we reflect on the contribution of our neighbouring countries during the liberation struggle, the South African Government through the National Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in collaboration with the South African Embassy, and the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Madagascar will host the Radio Freedom Equipment Repatriation Ceremony.
Members of the press are hereby advised and invited to a briefing by Minister Nathi Mthethwa alongside prominent African Artists on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, where he will be announcing the implementation of various programmes by the creative industries in response to, and in support for the victims of Cyclone Idai.