Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads the National Book Week and participates at Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage Festival by the Department of Arts and Culture

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10 Sep 2015
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, in partnership with the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) invite media to the National Book Week activities in Limpopo. The theme for this reading campaign is #Goingplaces #BuyaBook.
 
This campaign reflects the physical journey of the Bus Tour travelling throughout South Africa, as well as the magic of books and how reading books can both figuratively and literally take you places. Various publishers such as Pan Macmillan SA, Penguin Random House SA, and NB Publishers have offered discounted books that will be sold at a minimal cost of R20 in Bargain Books and Exclusive Books stores nationwide.
 
As September marks Heritage Month celebrations under the theme, “Our indigenous knowledge, our heritage: Towards the identification, promotion and preservation of South African’s living heritage,” the campaign will amongst others also seek to promote national identity and to enhance nation building and social cohesion.
 
 Media are invited as follows:
 
National Book Week
 
The National Book Week Bus will stop at Macha Day Care Centre and Megoring Primary School on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 at Mentz village, Capricon Municipality- Limpopo at 08h30. The Deputy Minister together with the National Book Week ambassadors and story tellers will engage with learners about the importance of reading and donate books.
 
Visit to Molepo Community Library on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 at 10h00 to engage with the communities, educators, learners about the importance of reading as part of Nation Book Week.
 
Hoisting of the National Flag on Thursday, 10 September 2015 at Vleifontein Primary School in Makhado Municipality, Limpopo at 07h30. The programme is part of Department of Arts and Cultures’ Flag in every school campaign which seeks to promote national identity, instil the spirit of patriotism, love for our country, nation building and social cohesion.
 
Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage Festival
 
The Deputy Minister will attend the Music Workshop Master Class, King Mphephu Fun Walk and Musangwe as part of Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage festival supported by the Department of Arts and Culture Mzansi Golden Economy. The Music Workshop Master Class will be held at Khoroni Hotel on Thursday 10 September 2015, 10:00 while King Mphephu Fun Walk and Musangwe will take place on Friday, 11 September 2015 at Thohoyandou, in Thulamela Municipality. The main festival will take place on Saturday, 12 September 2015 at Nandoni Dam.
 
The Music Workshop Master Class will also be addressed by Selaelo Selota, the Department of Trade and Industry and the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). The idea is to encourage young and upcoming artists not to give up on their dreams however they must understand the industry in order to shape their progress.
 
For RSVPs: Madimetja Moleba: Cell: 060 971 7482 / Email: madimetjam@dac.gov.za
 
Media enquiries: Peter Mbelengwa – Spokesperson for the Deputy Minister   - Cell: 082 611 8197 / Email: petermb@dac.gov.za
 
Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture