Articles

13 Jun 2013

As part of promoting heritage in South Africa, the DAC partnered with the Department of Basic Education to initiate an indigenous foods recipe book project. Funding for the project was sourced from the MGE budget, and it was implemented by the Indiza Women’s Co-operative.

                                                                                                                                      

The aim of the book is to document indigenous food and drinks of the Khoi-, siPedi-, seTsonga-, siSwati-, siNdebele-, tshiVenda-, seTswana-, seSotho-, Zulu- and Afrikaans-speaking communities.

13 Jun 2013

The birth of Mzansi Golden Economy brings opportunities for our young people in the arts and culture sector. A platform targeting some 1 500 young people will be staged to discuss these opportunities that will be created during the Youth Imbizo. The event – an interactive discussion with cultural performances - falls within the ambit of public participation programmes.

13 Jun 2013

This year marks 37 years since the 1976 student uprising to protest the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction, and which ended tragically with hundreds of young people killed by the apartheid government. The events are popularly known as the Soweto Uprising, or sometimes referred to simply as June 1976. The reason for associating it with Soweto is because it is in this area where revolts began, gained momentum and spread to other parts of the country.

30 May 2013

Africa Clockwise is the name of the epic journey comedian Mark Sampson and his family are set to undertake around the circumference of the continent from 2013 to 2015. The two year journey is structured as one year encompassing the African continent’s west coast and another year encompassing the east coast. Travelling in a giant 10-ton truck called the Green Bandwagon; it will be the first trek to use cooking oil to circumnavigate the African continent. This journey will promote Cultural development by documenting African cultural responses to the effects of climate change, within the communities of various African countries and will also serve to popularize the AU Charter for African Cultural Renaissance. The South African Department of Arts and Culture, as a vehicle for development and leader in social cohesion, proudly endorses this project.

29 May 2013

Africa Clockwise is the name of the epic journey comedian Mark Sampson and his family are set to undertake around the circumference of the continent from 2013 to 2015. The two year journey is structured as one year encompassing the African continent’s west coast and another year encompassing the east coast. Travelling in a giant 10-ton truck called the Green Bandwagon; it will be the first trek to use cooking oil to circumnavigate the African continent. This journey will promote Cultural development by documenting African cultural responses to the effects of climate change, within the communities of various African countries and will also serve to popularize the AU Charter for African Cultural Renaissance. The South African Department of Arts and Culture, as a vehicle for development and leader in social cohesion, proudly endorses this project.

16 May 2013

The DAC pledged its support for the centre with a R13 million grant to upgrade and renovate the community hall that includes providing a theatre and outdoor craft market. According to the Minister, who officially handed over the cheque, the department does not believe in the sponsorships, but partnerships. In his remarks, Minister Mashatile said that the R13 million is the beginning of working together in creating a centre of excellence.

11 May 2013

The 19th MTN SAMA festivities was kick-started on the Friday of 10 May 2013 evening with the non-broadcast leg that honours the music industry and those working behind-the-scenes. Dr Thomas Chauke, Sizwe Zako and Johannes Kerkorrel were the recipients of the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by last year's recipients, Vusi Mahlasela and Ray Phiri.

10 May 2013

Operation Winter Warm was in full swing in Alexandra, Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning of Friday 10 May 2013.

Minister Paul Mashatile, together with representatives of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) and Al Imdaad Foundation, had their hands full donating hats and gloves to 1 400 children at Zenzeleni Primary School, before heading to central Johannesburg where they distributed a further 1 000 blankets to elderly persons.

06 May 2013

The South African Season in France, set to run between May and December, was officially launched by Minister Mashatile on Monday, 06 May 2013 in Johannesburg. This follows the successful first leg of the French Season held in South Africa last year.

06 May 2013

The department hosted the 2013 annual National Archives Awareness Week under the theme “The role of Records/Archives in Deepening Democracy” between 6-10 May at the National Film, Video and Sound Archives (NFVSA) building in Pretoria.

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