Media Advisories 2021 - 2020

09 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will sign a cultural agreement with Cuba on bilateral cooperation in the domains of arts and culture on June 10, 2021. Ambassador Rodolfo Benitz Verson will represent the Republic of Cuba.

The Bilateral Cultural Relations between South Africa and Cuba is founded on long-standing links that date back to the battle against apartheid, in which Cuba played a key role in the final defeat.

07 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture through its National Archives and Records Service of South Africa in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Archives invite members of the media to the 2021 Annual National Archives Awareness Week from 09 -11 June 2021 in KwaZulu-Natal.

The theme for this year’s Archives Week is “Archives as Memory Institutions, Protecting the Integrity of Organisations through Providing Mechanisms for Good Governance, Legal Certainty and Rights”

06 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will on Monday, 07 June 2021 host a Colloquium as part of government continued effort to promote cultural understanding, encourage a pan-African identity, and forge African unity in celebrations of the African Continent.  The Colloquium will take place at the Premier Hotel, in Midrand.

06 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will on Monday, 07 June 2021 host a Colloquium as part of government continued effort to promote cultural understanding, encourage a pan-African identity, and forge African unity in celebrations of the African Continent.  The Colloquium will take place at the Premier Hotel, in Midrand.

27 May 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture led by Minister Nathi Mthethwa, in collaboration with the Luthuli Museum, will deliver a memorial lecture to honour Chief Albert Luthuli. The presentation is part of a series of activities commemorating Africa Month.

For his non-violent battle against apartheid in 1961, Chief Albert Luthuli became the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

27 May 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa in collaboration with the University of Zululand will today, Thursday, 27 May 2021 host Africa Month Public Lecture at the University of Zululand, Richards Bay campus in KwaZulu-Natal at 18h00. The lecture features the renowned author, Sociology Professor, Founder and Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society, Prof. Kwesi Prah as part of 2021 Africa Month Celebrations.

26 May 2021

Hosted by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa in collaboration with the University of Zululand, 2021 Africa Month Lecture will take place on Thursday, 27 May 2021 at the University of Zululand, Richards Bay campus in KwaZulu-Natal. The lecture features the renowned author, Sociology Professor, Founder and Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society, Prof. Kwesi Prah. 

04 May 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will launch the Africa Month programme on the 5th of May 2021, through a webinar broadcast that will be hosted by CNBC Africa. This year’s programme will take place under the theme; “Year for Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Year of Charlotte Maxeke”.

26 Apr 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, lead the 2021 National Freedom Day celebrations under the theme “The year of Charlotte Maxeke: The meaning of freedom under COVID-19”, in Botshabelo, Free State Province.

This year’s commemoration marks 27 years of freedom and democracy since South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994. The elections marked the advent of democracy after nearly four centuries of colonialism and apartheid.

08 Apr 2021

In line with the declaration of the year, 2021 as the year for Arts, Culture, and Heritage at the 33rd African Union Summit of Heads of States and Governments, the Government of South Africa led by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), as well as the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), began a virtual meeting on Sites of Memory and World Heritage Convention in Africa, culminating in an Inter-Ministerial Meeting from 6 - 9 April 2021

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