05 December 2018
Arts and Culture leads 2018 Reconciliation Month Commemorations in Mthatha, Eastern Cape
As December marks Reconciliation Month in South Africa, all citizens of South Africa are encouraged to use the month to reach out to one another as the country continues to build a united and prosperous nation.
This years’ Reconciliation Day commemoration will take place on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in Mthatha, Eastern Cape Province under the theme, "The Year of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, Liberators for Reconciliation".
On this day, South Africans across the country are encouraged to reach out to each other, and to build unity amongst fellow compatriots, as well as with the region, continent and the international community.
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) was established in terms of the Pan South African Language Board Act, 1995 (Act No. 59 of 1995) ("the Act"). The objects of PanSALB are to monitor and evaluate the implementation of multilingualism and promote and develop previously marginalised languages.
On behalf of the Minister of Arts and Culture and the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, the ad-hoc committee appointed in terms of section 5(3)(a) of the Act hereby calls on members of the language fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of the PanSALB Board for a term of five years.
Translation: Promoting Cultural Heritage in Changing Times
International Translation Day (ITD) was launched in 1953 by the International Federation of Translators. It is celebrated worldwide every year on 30 September, the feast day of St Jerome, who is the patron saint of translators. The day presents an opportunity for paying tribute to the work of translators, terminologists, interpreters and language practitioners in general who endeavour to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers and allowing great literature to be enjoyed far more widely. Dedicated events, seminars, workshops, conferences and symposiums are held across the world to celebrate ITD.
The 2018 National Book Week is brought to you by the Department of Arts and Culture and South African Book Development Council and it programme will run from 3 to 9 September and will be celebrated in all nine provinces.
The theme for this year’s event is #OURSTORIES, which is intended to highlight not only the fact that storytelling is deeply ingrained in African culture, but that South Africans can and should be the authors of their own stories.
The primary aims of the National Book Week is to:
How to Detect Fraud
The fight back by government against fraud and corruption is visible and is gaining momentum. Each of us on a daily sees or hears something that is untoward within our midst. Once you hear of maladministration do you keep it yourself or do you report it to the respective units that are dedicated to report fraud allegations.
For you to be able to detect corruption or fraud, the first step is to know its characteristics:
On 09 August 2018, the nation will pause and remember the class of 1956, particularly at the National Women’s Day commemoration, at which the President of the Republic, His Excellency, Mr Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, will deliver the main address in honour of the role played by South Africa’s women.
In terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act 119 of 1998), members of the heritage fraternity and the general public are hereby invited to nominate persons to serve as members for the Councils of the following Declared Cultural Institutions:
- KwaZulu-Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg)
- National Museum (Bloemfontein)
- Freedom Park (Pretoria)
When nominations are submitted, it should be borne in mind that the nominee requires a broad understanding and experience in the field of heritage, broad managerial and financial expertise, legal knowledge, knowledge of marketing and liaison, fundraising, education, cultural/social research, corporate governance 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.