Overview of the DAC Debut Programme
The DAC in partnership with BASA will be providing knowledge and skills development to emerging artists on the cusp of “making it” to support them with launching/implementing their first album, film, book, etc., and allowing them opportunities to pitch for funding to further support their venture. The programme combines DAC Debut Funding with BASA’s Education, Mentorship, and Young Business Professionals Programmes, as well as opportunities to apply for BASA Supporting Grants should applicants be eligible. Partnerships and collaborations will be important for maximum impact and improved sustainability.
“It is with sorrow and shock that we learnt of the passing of the great musician and inimitable artist, Ray Phiri” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri was born in Mpumalanga in 1947 and started his music career in the late 1960s as a guitarist. His music had its roots in mbaqanga and African jazz. He founded a group called the Cannibals and thereafter Stimela. In Stimela, Phiri rose to great heights, composing and conceptualizing new work and the band achieved platinum-selling albums. He worked with Stimela on Paul Simon’s Graceland album and tours, which he said at the time “is giving every South African musician hope… a chance to be heard by the rest of the world.”
Pretoria - Brand South Africa will this week commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Dakar 1987 Talks, which played a significant role in the road towards democracy.
“‘OR Tambo in memoriam: Remeniscing on a centenary of struggle, true
leadership & leadership values of a liberation stalwart “
The conference is organised by the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA),in collaboration with the Department of Arts & Culture (National Archives of South Africa )and the Eastern Cape Department of Sport ,Recreation, Arts & Culture
Described by Nelson Mandela as “a great giant that strode the globe like a colossus “’, Oliver Reginald Tambo was a rare breed, a true and selfless leader, an epitome of utmost dedicated people-centred stewardship . Always concerned about the people and the future, Oliver Reginald Tambo made a very prophetic statement in his famous address to MK guerrillas in Angola in 1977 when he said :
In terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act No. 119 of 1998), the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, hereby invites members of the heritage fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of the Councils of the following cultural institutions:
In terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act 119 of 1998), the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the performing arts (Playhouse/Theatres) fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of Council of the following Performing Arts Institutions (Cultural Institutions)
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), in partnership with Mamelodi Sundowns Legends will on Friday, 19 May 2017 host a Wellness Day for staff as part of the Active Lifestyle Promotion Programme at TUT Main Campus.
The programme amongst others seeks to promote Active and Healthy Lifestyle in a bid to enhance Individual Physical Wellness and to promote Africa Month activities.
Activities of the day include: Fun run / walk, Cultural Performance; Aerobics Master Class; Netball challenge; DAC Soccer Team vs. Mamelodi Sundowns Legends; Awards ceremony.
The Department of Arts and Culture recognises and acknowledges that the improvement or decline in health and wellness of its employees has a direct impact on its performance.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date : Friday, 19 May 2017
Time : 08:00