01 Oct 2019

Open call for UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowship programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme) for the year 2019-2020.

Below are fields of interest to the research programme:

  1. Environment (with particular emphasis on Disaster risk reduction (DRR))
  2. Information and Communication Technologies
  3. Intercultural Dialogue
  4. Peaceful Conflicts Resolution

Follow the link for more information on Application: [More Info]

Deadline for submission of applications is 24 November 2019.


30 Sep 2019

ITD is celebrated the world over during the days and weeks around 30 September of every year. The celebration offers an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of language practitioners, especially translators, terminologists and interpreters, whose  invaluable contribution to communication more often than not remains unacknowledged and unknown.

01 Aug 2019
Every year, in August, our country marks Women’s Month. We also pay 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. A system meant to control women even further and reduce women to passive beings, at the mercy of men.
2019 sees South Africa enter its 25 year of democracy. A milestone which calls on South Africa to reflect on the strides we have made in ensuring a society that free of gender inequalities.
This year’s annual commemoration will be held under the theme: “25 Years of Democracy: Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation” and coincides with the country’s celebration of 25 Years of Freedom and Democracy. 
Furthermore, this Women’s Month takes place alongside the 65th anniversary of the Founding Conference of the Federation of South African Women which adopted the 1954 Women’s Charter.
29 Jul 2019

The South African Library for the Blind is a Schedule 3A public entity and established in terms of The South African Library for the Blind Act 91 of 1998 to provide national library and information service to serve the blind and print-handicapped readers in South Africa.

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites nominations for suitable candidates to serve as Board Members of the South African Library for the Blind in accordance to Section 6(1) of the South African Library for the Blind Act 91 of 1998.


08 Jul 2019

In terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act 119 of 1998), the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the heritage fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of Council for Nelson Mandela Museum.

Nominated candidates should possess a broad understanding and experience in the field of heritage, broad managerial and financial expertise, legal knowledge and knowledge of marketing and liaison, fundraising, education and cultural/social research, as well as a willingness to render community service. The remuneration of the appointed nominees is in line with the remuneration scheme of the National Treasury guidelines.

Anyone wishing to nominate persons to serve as members of Council of the Nelson Mandela Museum should submit the following:

27 May 2019

27-31 MAY 2019

Based on the 2019 theme of “Celebrating 25 years of Democracy: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”, this year’s Africa Month colloquium Programme focus is on literary luminaries who have fought against racism in the world and whose writings have forged a language of liberation and a culture of freedom. These discussants focus on “Celebrating Legends in the African Literary World”, “Raising the Flag for African languages and African literatures” as well as “African Solidarity for Africa’s people”


Date: 27 May 2019

Venue: Luthuli Museum, KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal

Time: 9am-1pm

Nature of Event: Workshop and discussion with youth

11 May 2019

By Malibongwe Tyilo : DailyMaverick

The second weekend of May 2019 marks the opening of the Venice Biennale, when the world’s art cognoscenti descend on the Italian city for the industry’s oldest art biennale – and definitely the one to be at. We caught up with the curatorial team that has spent the last few months developing and producing the exhibition to be presented at the biennale’s dedicated South African pavilion.
09 May 2019

Durban in KZN and Port Saint Jones In The Eastern Cape have been affected by flooding on an unprecedented scale. Homes were completely washed away by mud slides and torrential rainfalls. People have lost everything, left destitute, homeless and without food. 

The Department of Arts & Culture; in solidarity with artists in South Africa, are helping survivors under the hashtag #AfrikanArtists4Aid,  #PeopleHelpingPeople and @SA Investors.   

Please help donate Dry foods, tents, kitchen utensils, and blankets.

We are calling on all Department employees to come together and donate! 

Drop Off at DAC offices between 10th May to 14th

Cash Deposit to SA investors NPO:   

South African Association of Investors 

SA investors 

Standard Bank 

01 May 2019

South Africa marks Africa Month 2019 under the theme “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. The month is an opportunity to promote African unity, deeper regional integration and recommit Africa to a common destiny.

South Africa plays an active role as an integral part of the African continent. The country’s national interest is intrinsically linked to continental stability, unity and prosperity of Africa.

The Department of Arts and Culture invites all the people in the Republic of South Africa, the rest of the African continent and the African Diaspora as well as international guests to join us in the Africa Month festivities.  


03 Apr 2019

The South African Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu of Natal Collective to curate The South African Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition.