Media Advisories 2020 - 2015

22 Aug 2017

The South African High Court has ruled in favour of Minister Nathi Mthethwa for dissolving the board of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) on 12 January 2016.  Minister Mthethwa dissolved the board for a number of reason, including that there was no common understanding between the department and the board as to what the strategic role of the board should be. 

17 Aug 2017

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will conduct an imbizo in Filikisi, eManzimtoti this Friday, 18 August 2018, as part of the department’s efforts to strengthen the implementation of its arts, culture and heritage programmes.

The imbizo will provide a platform for the community especially the youth to engage with the department on opportunities available in the creative sector.

08 Aug 2017

His Excellency President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, will deliver a keynote address at the 2017 National Women’s Day on, 9 August 2017, to be commemorated at Galeshewe, Kimberley in the Northern Cape under the theme: “The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”.

Every August, South Africa commemorates Women’s Month as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of pass laws to women.

26 Jul 2017

The roadshow is in support of the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) and the research community working on arts, culture and heritage projects. The Pietermaritzburg workshop, the second in a series of eight, takes place at the Winston Churchill Theatre on August 17.

13 Jul 2017


Members of the media who wish to cover the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Death of Inkosi Albert Luthuli taking place on Friday, 21 July 2017, at Groutville Market Grounds in iLembe District Municipality are requested to apply for a accreditation. Inkosi Luthuli was one of the founding fathers of the African National Congress (ANC) which he served as President General from 1952 until his death in 1967 and was also the first African Leader to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.

07 Jul 2017

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa will on Thursday, 13 July 2017 launch the Debut Fund Programme for emerging artists at Nangoza Jebe Community Hall in Port Elizabeth. The Fund seeks to strengthen knowledge and skills development for young artists and also give them opportunities to apply for funding to further support their ventures. The Programme is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the Business Association of South Africa (BASA).

19 Jun 2017

The Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture will host an imbizo on Anti Femicide to confront the callous murder of women and girls. The event takes place on Friday 23 June 2017 at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto  under theme, “Respect Human Dignity and Equality” to promote ethical and moral values, irrespective of social origin, gender, race, age, status and class.

15 Jun 2017

The Department of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to the opening of the first Incubator Trade Fair that will take place at the Market Theatre on the 19th of June 2017. The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa will officially open the Incubator Trade Fair at 10h00 on the 19 June.

For the first time in the South African theatre history the country’s six state-funded Performing Arts Institutions (PAI’s) will come together at the Market Theatre in an inaugural Arts Incubator Trade Fair that will shine the spotlight on their arts development programmes.

12 Jun 2017

Members of the media who applied for accreditation to cover the National Youth Day Commemoration taking place on 16 June 2017 at the Sport Grounds, Tshing ext. 2, Ventersdorp in North West are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows:

07 Jun 2017

As part of the Africa Month colloquium series, the Department of Arts and Culture will on Friday, 09 June 2017, hosts a Public lecture on Languages and Decolonization with Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o at the Thulamela Main Library, Thulamela Municipality in Thohoyandou, Venda.

“This year’s Africa Month programme overlaps into the month of June and we are honoured that this programme culminates with a lecture by an eminent African author and public intellectual of note, Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o” said Minister Mthethwa.