Articles

15 Aug 2014

Naturally the discussion revolved around the SA Year in China 2014 and upcoming, reciprocal Chinese Year in SA 2015 as part of the Seasons, Cultural diplomacy partnership.

14 Aug 2014

Minister Mthethwa with the Nakasa family as they visit Nat Nakasa’s grave for the first time in 49 yrs - Ferncliff Cemetery, Westchester, New York #nakasahomecoming

The late writer and journalist, Nat Nakasa's only surviving sibling, Gladys Maphumulo, described his exhumation and repatriation to South Africa as a long battle that has finally been won. The viewing ceremony is the last opportunity to visit the gravesite before it is sealed for exhumation.

 

14 Aug 2014

The anthology of essays in the research report Nation Formation & Social Cohesion: An Enquiry into the Hopes and Aspirations of South Africa could not have come at a better time than now. It is a striking and original analysis of the struggle for national identity, nation building and social cohesion from the 19th Century to date.

Significantly, it is directly relevant to gauging the progress and problems that we have made, especially in the last two decades of democracy and freedom. Indeed, it is an important contribution to defining and clarifying the unfinished socio-economic and political agenda of socio-economic transformation, nation building and social cohesion that is still before us, as a nation in transition.

13 Aug 2014

The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions that are involved in studies or provide tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music and visual arts to submit applications for bursary funding.

This invitation also extends to students applying for Bachelor of Technology degree in the arts. Applications invited are for individual post graduate studies and block institution bursaries for undergraduate students who will be studying in South Africa during 2015.

  • Closing date: 12 September 2014 at 16h00
  • Outcomes available on 10 December 2014

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made.

11 Aug 2014

The lack of clear guidelines pertaining to museums in South Africa is a great source of concern. The Department of Arts and Culture has therefore developed the draft National Museums Policy.  This Policy remains a key in unlocking the potential of South African museums.

11 Aug 2014

Former DRUM journalist Nat Nakasa’s remains are due to be interred back at home in South Africa in September after being buried in exile for close to five decades. The mortal Nakasa will be reburied in Chesterville Township to coincide with Heritage month.

Nakasa left South Africa 50 years ago on an “exit permit”—meaning he would not be allowed to return to his country— to take up the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, and died the following year in New York. In honour of Nakasa’s significant contribution to journalism, DRUM and the Department of Arts and Culture present an opportunity for three university journalism students to win journalism internships.

08 Aug 2014

President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address at the national Women’s Day Commemoration on Saturday, 09 August 2014 at King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi Township, KwaZulu-Natal Province. The theme for Women’s Month is “Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the Women’s Charter and 20 years of Freedom: Together Non-racial and Non-sexist South Africa Forward!”

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08 Aug 2014

The National Film and Video Foundation has released its South African Box Office Report for the first half of the year. The report shows that local productions generated R33 million in revenue, up 43% from the same period in 2013 which generated R23 million. Foreign gross revenue however declined by 10% from R385 million to R348 million, and the total gross revenue fell by 6% from R408 million to R382 million.

A total of 111 films were released at the box office between 3 January and 28 June, 12 of those were local films. Films that performed well at the Box Office included Amazing Spider Man 2 which earned R21.8 million, followed by Rio 2 (R21.1 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past with box office takings of R16.9 million. Pad Na Jou Hart was the local film which performed the best in the period under review, receiving over R11 million in gross revenue.

07 Aug 2014

The Department of Arts & Culture invites persons who are interested in the field of HLT to apply to serve as members of its ministerial HLTEP. The aim of the Panel is to advise the Department on issues relating to HLT. HLT activities are in line with the constitutional provision that requires that practical and positive measures be taken to elevate the status and advance the use of South Africa’s official languages. HLT activities initiated and supported by the Department seek to achieve this through the development and use of technology.

Duties:

  1. Advise the Department in matters relating to HLT,
  2. Assist in the evaluation of HLT project proposals and outputs, and
  3. Attend 2 to 4 HLT meetings per annum at the premises of the Department.

Requirements: Nominees should be active in the HLT field.

05 Aug 2014

The lack of clear guidelines pertaining to museums in South Africa is a great source of concern. The Department of Arts and Culture has therefore developed the draft National Museums Policy.  This Policy remains a key in unlocking the potential of South African museums.

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