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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.

Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla will give a keynote address at the closing ceremony of SA/India Festival in India on Saturday, 27 April 2013. The closing ceremony marks the full circle of the SA/India, which began in June to August 2011.

The first leg of the festival in was held in South Africa, which hosted the India festival in five provinces namely Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. The second leg of the festival in India started in February and ends 27 April 2013.

Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla will give a keynote address at the closing ceremony of SA/India Festival in India on Saturday, 27 April 2013. The closing ceremony marks the full circle of the SA/India, which began in June to August 2011.

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