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 International Federation of Translators, of which South Africa is a member, announces a theme for every year's celebrations, and this year's theme is "Translation and Diversity."
24 September is observed as National Heritage Day, a celebration not only of the past, but of the contribution the South African people in making the country what it is today.
Heritage Day recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth of our nation. South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa. Various events are staged throughout the country to commemorate this day.
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: