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.








14 Mar 2019

To all Suppliers and Potential Suppliers af Goods and Services  

The Department of Arts and Culture would like to sensitise members of the public against organised syndicates scamming unsuspecting members of the public and claiming to be Supply Chain Management officials of the Department.   

One of the ways in which the syndicate operates is by requesting quotations for various goods and services from service providers in the name of the Department of Arts & Culture.  

The Department of Arts and Culture condemns such illegal activities and encourages service providers to confirm the legitimacy of purchase order(s) numbers with the Department’s Supply Chain Management Directorate prior to processing and delivery of any goods or services.  

08 Mar 2019
The Department of Arts and Culture intends to review its Official Language Policy,2014 ("the Policy") adopted in terms of section 4(1) of the Use of Official Languages Act, 2012 (Act No. 12 of 2012) ("the Act"). Clause 14 of the approved  Policy requires  that it be reviewed whenever necessary but at least every five years.
In terms  of  Regulation 3(2)  of  the  Regulations  to  the  Act, the  Department  hereby publishes its proposed and reviewed language  policy for public comment. Members  of the public are hereby  granted a period of 30 days from date of publishing this notice to submit  written  representations on  the  proposed language policy. Same  should  be forwarded to the address stated below:
For attention:
The Director-General
Mr. V.Mkhize
c/o Mr.Sipho Manganyi
05 Mar 2019
UNESCO has launched the tenth call for funding requests to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) [More Info:
Find the relevant documents:
A letter from the 2005 Convention Secretariat to National Commissions for UNESCO  (Parties to the 2005 Convention)
20 Feb 2019

THEME: Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation.

Sustainable Development of Indigenous Languages