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.

28 Mar 2019

Celebrating 100 years of service.

  • The South African Library for the Blind is a non-profit organisation, which has offered library services to blind and visually impaired people of South Africa since 1919.
  • The South African Library for the Blind will commemorate its centenary in 2019.
  • Throughout its 100 years of existence the library has stood as a beacon of hope and service excellence.
  • A Centenary book about the Library’s 100-year history will be launched on the 28th of March 2019.
  • The book launch will be followed by a gala dinner on the 28th of March 2019 in Makhanda Municipality in the Eastern Cape.
  • During the National Arts Festival taking place in June/July 2019, the Library will host an arts and crafts exhibition. All works on exhibit will be by blind and visually impaired people.


26 Mar 2019

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the public to submit nominations of candidates to serve on the Council of the South African Heritage Resources Agency for a period 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2022.

Nominated candidates should possess broad knowledge and skills on the Council, inter alia in the fields of Archaeology, Architecture, Amasiko, Financial Management, Law Palaentology, Shipwrecks, Social History, Victims of Conflict and Urban Planning. Candidates must be willing to render community service.

Anyone wishing to nominate a person for a possible appointment to the Council of the South African Heritage Resources Agency should submit the following:

26 Mar 2019

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:

  • Ditsong Museums of South Africa (Pretoria)
  • Iziko Museums of South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Robben Island Museum (Cape Town)


Nominees should have a broad understanding of and experience in the field of heritage; managerial and financial expertise; legal knowledge; knowledge of marketing, liaison, fundraising, education and cultural/social research, and corporate governance; as well as a willingness to render community service. The remuneration of persons appointed will be in line with the remuneration scheme guidelines of the National Treasury.


22 Mar 2019

Kindly take note that the Provincial Summits planned for the 23rd - 24th March 2019 have been postponed. The postponement is necessitated by logistical preparations.

We apologise profusely for the inconvenience and plead that you allow us the opportunity to revert back with the new schedule of venues and dates by early next week.


Issued by: Department of Arts and Culture

14 Mar 2019


Dates for the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal district general meetings to by communicate by Tuesday, 19 March 2019.