Media Advisories 2019 - 2015
Members of the media are kindly requested to apply for accreditation for the 2019 National Heritage Day Commemoration taking place under the theme, “Celebrating South Africa’s literary classics in the year of indigenous languages”.
This year’s Commemoration will take place on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at Mxolisi D Jacobs Stadium, Siyanda District Municipality in Upington, Northern Cape.
Driven by National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and the South African Book Development Council (SABDC), SA’s premier reading awareness week is celebrated annually during the first week of September. One of the main objectives of the National Book Week (NBW) is to reintroduce and reconnect the country’s book industry, writers and illustrators as important elements in the development of a lifelong reading habit.
The 2019 NBW runs from September 2-8 across all nine provinces.
Kindly take note that the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) National Elective Conference has been postponed until further notice. The CCIFSA National Conference was scheduled to take place from Friday, 02 to Saturday, 03 August 2019 in Mpumalanga where the new CCIFSA leadership was to be elected, and the adoption of the MOI.
The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture deeply apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The new dates will be communicated in due cause.
Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will launch the 2019 Women’s Month programme with a breakfast to recognise thought leaders and development partners driving the socio-economic empowerment of women.
Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:
DATE: Wednesday, 31 July 2019
VENUE: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria
Minister Nathi Mthethwa to activate Women’s Month by holding a book launch towards celebrating women such as the likes of Dr Esther Mahlangu and Mama Noria Mabasa. The activation and launch is scheduled to take place on 1 August 2019 under the theme: “25 Years of Democracy – Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”
The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture under the leadership of Minister Nathi Mthethwa has been navigating the preparations of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) National Elective Conference. The CCIFSA National Conference will take place on the 02 – 03 August 2019 in Mpumalanga where the new CCIFSA leadership will be elected and adoption of the MOI will take place.
Members of the media are kindly requested to apply for accreditation for the 2019 National Women’s Day Celebration taking place under the theme, “25 Years of democracy: Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”
This year’s celebration will take place on Friday, 09 August 2019 at Vryburg, Ruth Mompati District Municipality in North West Province.
The Ministry hereby invites members of the media to the 2019/2020 budget vote presentation on Arts, Culture and Heritage sector. This year’s budget vote speech will take place on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at Parliament in Cape Town.
The newly appointed Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa and his Deputy, Ms Nocawe Mafu will outline this year’s budget plans and strategy for the financial year.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Venue: Ground Floor, Old Assembly Chamber
President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Sunday 16 June 2019, deliver the keynote address at the National Youth Day event to be held at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.
The month of June has been declared Youth Month and it is a period set aside to pay tribute to the youth of 1976 for their activism.