Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture to virtually deliver the Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Memorial Lecture

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06 Apr 2021

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa will give a memorial lecture to honour Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu's memory, spirit and the ideals for which he paid the ultimate price. He died for the ideals of a free and equal society.

The memorial lecture to be delivered virtually is one of the events organised by the Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Family Trust for the 42nd Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Commemoration. The theme of the Commemoration is “Resilience is Power”.

Mahlangu was a young liberation movement activist who left South Africa in the wake of the Soweto uprising. He was subsequently executed by the Apartheid regime on 6 April 1979. In the same year, the African National Congress (ANC) established the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College in Tanzania to provide for the education of young South African exiles.

The memorial lecture is scheduled as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Time: 17h30 - 19h00
Venue: Virtually at

For media inquiries please contact:
Ms. Zimasa Velaphi I Head of Communications and Marketing (DSAC) I E-mail: Tel: (+27 72 172 8925)
Ms. Masechaba Khumalo I Spokesperson for Minister (DSAC) I E-mail: Tel: (+27 82 858 4415)

Issued by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture