Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi Host the Arts Summit in Beaufort West

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22 Nov 2016

This follows the commitment made by Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to the arts fraternity gathered at an Imbizo in Beaufort West on July, 20 2016; that the Department will work with them and other stakeholders in the Central Karoo District Municipality to organise and host an Arts Summit.

Deputy Minister pledged an amount of R1 million to support arts and culture initiatives and programmes in the District Municipality and the summit will aim to address with challenges that were raised by arts practitioners and other stakeholders during an Imbizo in July this year. A number of consultative road shows were conducted in all district towns to prepare properly, obtain names of sixteen representatives from the arts community to represent each town at the summit and create inclusivity for the upcoming craft summit.

Previous councillor of Central Karoo District Mayor Edward Z Njadu hinted that in preparation for the proposed Summit the sector needed to be organised, find ways of financing the strategy and use the proposed summit of all municipalities to agree on a strategy or plan for the development of the arts sector.

The Summit will cover arts practitioners in all the three local municipalities of the Central Karoo District Municipality namely; Beaufort West Municipality, Prince Albert Municipality and Laingsburg Municipality.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date               : 24 November 2016

Time               : 09:00 till 16:00

Venue            : Youth Hub, Kwa-Mandlenkosi, Beaufort West

Enquiries     : Peter Mbelengwa, Spokesperson to the Deputy Minister, 082 611 8197, petermb@dac.gov.za

RSVP’s         : Baile Maunye, 071 047 6770, bailem@dac.gov.za