Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to open National Oral History Conference

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10 Oct 2014


The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi will officially open the 11th Annual National Oral History Conference on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 at Cedar Park Conference Centre in Woodmead, Sandton, Johannesburg. The Deputy Minister will be accompanied by the Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms Molebatsi Bopape and City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Cllr Parks Tau. The conference will be hosted for four days (14-17 October 2014).

The Department of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Oral History Association of South Africa will host the conference under the theme, Celebrating 20 years of democracy: “Oral History and the Politics of Transformation". The 2014 conference seeks to acquire new information that will help grow the country’s archival holdings. The conference will bring together historians, researchers, teachers, learners, archivists, oral history practitioners and experts in the sector. Members of the media are invited to attend the conference as follows:

Opening Ceremony

Date                : 14 October 2014

Time               : 09h00

Venue            : Cedar Park Conference, Woodmead

Opening of Exhibition

Date                : 14 October 2014

Time               : 10h45

Gala Dinner

Date                : 14 October 2014

Time               : 18:30

RSVPs:            : Mthuthuzeli Nqumba 0829342314;        

Enquiries      : Peter Mbelengwa 082 611 8197 /