Opening of the 2nd Arab Cultural Week in South Africa

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22 Oct 2018

The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa together with the Ambassadors of the Arab States invite members of the media to the Opening of the 2nd  Arab  Cultural Week that will take place on the 22 October 2018 at the State Theatre in Pretoria.  The South African Government through the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in collaboration with the council of  Arab Ambassadors representing states and members of the Arab league will hold the 2nd Arab Cultural Week that will run from the (22 – 26 October 2018). The Arab Week in South Africa is organised in celebration of the Centenary of Nelson Mandela and Al-Quads the capital of Arab Culture. The 2nd  Arab Cultural Week aims to build bridges of friendship between the Arab States and South African public.

This event is organized for the second time in South Africa, the last event was held in 2010. The programme consists of a film festival at Brooklyn Cinema Nouveau, poetry and dance performance at State Theatre, opening of a gallery, handcraft  exhibitions at Ditsong Museum, Fashion show and a food festival at Ditsong. The Arab Cultural Week celebrations is a testimony of commitment to strengthening cultural relations, enhancing cooperation prospects and consolidating our geographical ties, common history and mutual interests with the Arab States.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Time: 18h00

Venue: The State Theatre, (Opera Theatre)

RSVP: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba 060 655 1495 or Email:,  and Hassona Aldramly 073 686 3443 or Email:

Media Enquiries : Asanda Magaqa; Spokesperson For The Minister Of Arts & Culture: 0723726807


Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture