14 Jun 2017
The 14th of June 2017 marks the grand opening of a novel South African exhibition at the illustrious Le BHV / Marais in Paris - a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette. The BHV will showcase a South African way of life, the creative energy of the Rainbow Nation and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.
07 Jun 2017

“‘OR Tambo in memoriam: Remeniscing on a centenary of struggle, true

    leadership & leadership  values of a liberation stalwart “

The conference is organised by the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA),in collaboration with the Department of Arts & Culture (National Archives of South Africa )and the Eastern Cape Department of Sport ,Recreation, Arts & Culture

Described by Nelson Mandela as “a great giant that strode the globe like a colossus “’, Oliver Reginald Tambo was a rare breed, a true and selfless leader, an epitome of utmost dedicated people-centred stewardship . Always concerned about the people and the future, Oliver Reginald Tambo made a very prophetic statement in his famous address to MK guerrillas in Angola in 1977 when he said :

05 Jun 2017

In terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act No. 119 of 1998), the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, hereby invites members of the heritage fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of the Councils of the following cultural institutions:

05 Jun 2017

In terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act 119 of 1998), the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the performing arts (Playhouse/Theatres) fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of Council of the following Performing Arts Institutions (Cultural Institutions)

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 ( 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.