Media Advisories 2020 - 2015
The Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu will host the Youth and Stakeholder Engagement at Bumbane Great Place, Sithebe village in uMthatha, Eastern Cape Province, on 09 June 2017. During her Budget Vote Speech on the 23 May 2017, the Deputy Minister Makhotso Maggie Sotyu indicated that more than 14 million South Africans still reside in deep rural areas, and as such indigenous systems such as Traditional Leadership will always be part and parcel of anything to do with governance, economic development and nation-building of rural communities on:
The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) invites members of the media to the launch of Youth Month at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto, Johannesburg. Youth Month 2017 will be commemorated under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”.
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a colloquium on “Pan-Africanism: AU Agenda 2063: Rise Africa Rise” at the War Museum in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. This is part of the overall theme of “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”.
The Department of Arts and Culture will host a colloquium on Building a Better Africa and a Better World at the Durban University of Technology on the 27th Of May 2017. The colloquium is part of series of colloquia conducted by the department around the country. A panel comprising of leading minds in the country and the continent such as Prof Horace Campbell from Syracuse University in the USA and also the Kwame Nkrumah Institute in Ghana, Prof Pitika Ntuli; Odia Ofeimun from Nigeria; Prof Muxe Nkondo and Mathabo Kunene will participate.
Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 2017 Youth Day Commemoration scheduled to take place at Ventersdorp, North West Province.
The commemoration of Youth Day is attributed to the events of 1976 youth apprising where crowds of learners took to the streets on 16 June to protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction for public schools.
The 2017 Youth Month will be commemorated under the theme, “The Year of O.R Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment.”
The colloquium is part of a series of colloquia programme “Conversation with the continent” that are being conducted by the department around the country.
Africa Month takes place under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity.
As part of Africa Month celebrations, the Department of Arts and Culture will conduct a series of colloquia under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity.
This year’s Africa Month celebrations focuses on: The Year of OR Tambo: Unity in Action.
Given the lingering legacy of colonialism and apartheid, it is opportune that in honour of the contribution of ANC President and stalwart, Cde OR Tambo, this year’s Africa Month is dedicated to him.
As part of Africa Month activities, the Department of Arts and Culture, through Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE), funded the Africa Unite Through Arts and Culture Expo that will takes place from 20-21 May 2017 in NASREC, Soweto.
Minister Mthethwa said, “in the period that marks Africa month, it is my great pleasure to congratulate one of Africa’s foremost media personalities, Trevor Noah on winning this prestigious award. We are thrilled and very proud of him for continuing to fly the South African flag high”.
Noah’s career spans over 15 years and he has seen a meteoric rise since Taking over The Daily Show from John Stewart and won in a highly contested category which included the likes of renowned American hosts that include Ellen DeGeneres and RuPaul.