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29 May 2017

The public is urged to comment and submit written submissions to the DAC or the chairperson of the reference panel, Prof Andries Oliphant (Lordwickra@dac.gov.za or 

17 May 2017
The Use of Official Languages Act, 2012 (Act No. 12 of 2012), among other things, aims at promoting the equitable use of the 11 official languages, facilitating access to Government services, knowledge and information and ensuring redress for the previously marginalised official indigenous languages. This Act implies increased demand on language services and properly qualified language practitioners are needed to meet this demand.
 
The Department of Arts and Culture, therefore, is offering bursaries for students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in any three (3) of the following areas of study:
• Terminology Development and Management
• Human Language Technology
• Interpreting
• Any of the South African Official Languages with emphasis on nine indigenous languages
• South African Sign Language
• Lexicography
• Language Planning
17 May 2017

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), in partnership with  Mamelodi Sundowns Legends will on Friday, 19 May 2017 host a Wellness Day for staff as part of the Active Lifestyle Promotion Programme at TUT Main Campus.

The programme amongst others seeks to promote Active and Healthy Lifestyle in a bid to enhance Individual Physical Wellness and to promote Africa Month activities.

Activities of the day include: Fun run / walk, Cultural Performance; Aerobics Master Class; Netball challenge; DAC Soccer Team vs. Mamelodi Sundowns Legends; Awards ceremony.

The Department of Arts and Culture recognises and acknowledges that the improvement or decline in health and wellness of its employees has a direct impact on its perfor­mance.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date              : Friday, 19 May 2017

Time             : 08:00

15 May 2017

One of the grandest stops on the art world’s Grand Tour, the Venice Biennale could be thought of as a World Cup for art. Sure, it lacks the fanaticism of FIFA’s premier event, but the Biennale is arguably the planet’s biggest stage for visual artists, offering its own spectacle.

15 May 2017

Text by Emily Steer

From Estonia to Nigeria, there is a strong selection of national pavilions showing female artists at the 57th Venice Biennale—featuring live animals, conflicted patriotism and moments in the dark. Of course, politics is the order of the day.

11 May 2017

Department of Arts and Culture proudly supports South African artists Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng as they represent South Africa at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event.

Two separate works by Candice and Modisakeng come together in one of the most powerful installations to address forced migration at the Biennale, where it’s a frequent theme.

03 May 2017

 

 

 

Veiw Latest Draft Africa Month Calendar of Activities - 26 May

Africa Month: Celebrating the Journey of African Unity

21 Apr 2017

Section 6 (1) of the NFVF Act, Act No.73 of 1997, stipulates that ‘The Foundation shall act through a council consisting of no fewer than nine (9) and no more than fourteen (14) Council members. Section 6 (2) (a) of the same Act says ‘the members shall be appointed by the Minister from a short list of no more than 22 names’.

Section 6 (5) (b) of the same Act further recommends that at the end of the members term of office, three members shall be re-elected by the Council to serve for a further three years after which they shall not be eligible for reappointment until a further three years have elapsed. Below are 10 names appointed from the 22 shortlist to serve on the Council of the NFVF with 3 re-elected names by the outgoing Council for purposes of continuity.

31 Mar 2017

The conference – which seeks select international, national and local perspectives on the interface between the creative economy and development – will take place on 24 and 25 May, 2017, at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The SACO is seeking speakers to present papers for the conference under the conference’s major theme: ‘The Creative Economy & Development – Perspectives from Developed and Emerging Economies’.

In support of the major theme, papers, presentations and panel discussions are invited within the following thematic areas:

01 Mar 2017

Section 6 (1) of the NFVF Act, Act No.73 of 1997, stipulates that ‘The Foundation shall act through a council consisting of no fewer than nine (9) and no more than fourteen (14) Council members. Section 6 (2) (a) of the same Act says ‘the members shall be appointed by the Minister from a short list of no more than 22 names’.

Below are 22 short list of names out of an interview process which took place on the 23-24 February 2017. These names are presented by the appointed Independent Panel conducted the interviews to the Minister of Arts and Culture for consideration of NFVF Council appointment.

Section 6 (2) (d) of the same Act stipulates that, any member of the public may object in writing to the short list nomination of any person.

Anyone wishing to comment may do so by submitting the following:

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