Deputy Minister Botha honours artists at a Sasol Wax Art Award ceremony

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10 Oct 2008
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Ntombazana Botha invites members of the media to the Sasol Wax Art award Ceremony. The award was launched in 2005 to promote innovation and excellence in visual arts. The award is targeted at artists with substantial exhibition profiles. With a total prize money of R230 000, the award represents top accolades for professional artists in South Africa.

Education and skills acquisition remain critical constraints to economic growth and development. Having noted the skills development challenges in the area of visual arts, the Department of Arts and Culture and the Sasol Wax Art Award have launched the Jewellery Outreach Development Initiative. The initiative seeks to boost skills development and technical excellence in jewellery design. Details of the ceremony are as follows:

Date: 13 October 2008
Venue: University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus, Joburg
Time: 18h00 for 18h30

Media enquiries: Mack Lewele on 082 450 5076