It is that time of the year when the film and television industry prepare for the biggest event in the film calendar, The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), South Africa’s custodian of film is calling on all local production companies to submit their entries for the 9th Annual SAFTAs.
Closing date: 31 July 2014 Outcomes date: 30 September 2014
The NAC has limited funding available to support 6-8 Special Projects of national significance that strengthen the arts and meets the enhanced strategic goals of the NAC for the period 2014-2018.
To this end we are inviting project proposals from organisations that have capacity and a proven track record in implementing large projects or programmes that grow or transform the sector in one of the following areas:
A country’s currency is a tangible reflection of cultural heritage and pride. Our currency in South Africa is a distinctive figure of our nationhood and a symbol of our culture and heritage. Over the years the South African Reserve bank has practised the issuing of commemorative coins. All South Africans have been able to share the successes of democracy and showcasing our national pride such as our indigenous natural habitat, symbols and figures in South Africa. Our coins and banknotes tell a story of where we come from and practically shape our future.
The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument in Paarl, in collaboration with the Dorkas and Buzzy Beez Women’s Clubs, will present a knit-athon in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, on Saturday 12 July.
According to Catherine Snel, Manager of Heritage and Education at the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, this initiative supports the purpose of Mandela Day to inspire individuals to make the world a better place by spending 67 minute of their time to make a change in someone’s life.
“We would like to warm the hearts of needy persons and help them to face the winter with a donation of knitted scarves, jerseys and blankets. We have already formed several groups who are knitting items in aid of this project. We challenge everyone to join us. If you can’t knit, we’ll teach you!”
Listen to Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa's interview with Eusebius on PowerFm here: Podcast
Key thrusts of the Charter
The Charter identifies the next steps that the Department of Arts and Culture, the Department of Basic Education, and the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Department of Science and Technology, the LIS sector, the private sector and civil society should take towards widening access to library and information services in the most cost-effective manner. In preparing the Charter, the Technical Team considered the progress achieved in the last twenty years, took stock of the current position of the sector and of the considerable challenges ahead. The strategies and mechanisms presented are aimed at putting library and information services on a stronger footing and making them more flexible and sustainable.
Appointment of a service provider to provide a twenty-four-hour security service to DAC for a period of three years (Please note that the breifing session for security tender is on 4 June and 10 June)
President Jacob Zuma announced on Sunday, 25 May that the new Minister of Arts and Culture is Mr Nathi Mthethwa and the new Deputy Minister is Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi. Read more