Media Releases 2014 - 2010

10 Apr 2014

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, extends his congratulations to celebrated storyteller, author and performer, Dr Gcina Mhlophe, on receiving her latest accolade, an honorary Doctorate from Rhodes University.

10 Apr 2014

The Department of Arts and Culture is calling on South Africans to mark this Freedom Friday with a SELFIE that shows them wearing anything that makes them feel proudly South African.

“We have reason to celebrate our achievements since1994. Our country still faces challenges, but together we can work towards a shared and prosperous future. With less than two weeks to go before the 27th of April 2014, as part of the celebration, let us wear and show off our pride in being South African,” Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said.

People are encouraged to show their pride, wear their colours, take a selfie and upload it to social media using the hashtag #FreedomFridaySelfie and/or #20YOFSelfie.

Freedom Fridays forms part of the build-up programme towards the twentieth anniversary celebrations of our freedom and democracy, on 27 April 2014.

09 Apr 2014

The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) is stepping into the future with it’s first-ever Artists Indaba.

08 Apr 2014

I take this opportunity to congratulate the National Heritage Council on completing the Heritage Transformation Charter.

07 Apr 2014

As part of the 20 years celebrations of our freedom and the National Heritage Council’s (NHC) 10 years anniversary, the Heritage Transformation Charter will be handed over to the Ministry of Arts and Culture on Tuesday, 08 April in Pretoria.|Programme|

04 Apr 2014

This morning Minister Paul Mashatile, Minister of Arts and Culture met with Chairpersons of Councils and Boards and CEOs of the 27 Associated Institutions at the Ditsong Museum in Pretoria to officially sign the Shareholder’s Compact with them for this financial year.

27 Mar 2014

The Department of Arts and Culture is once again pleased to support the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

21 Mar 2014

Johannesburg. The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile announced the Interim Committee for the South African Creative Industries Federation. This move is an attempt to assist the arts, culture and heritage sector to be organised so that it can effectively deal with the challenges it faces. These include funding,  piracy, exploitation, lack of social security and lack of recognition as workers.

19 Mar 2014

Appointment to the Interim Executive Committee to work towards the establishment of a Creative Industries’ Federation. In 2009, President Jacob Zuma, met with local artists as part of understanding their challenges and finding comprehensive responses to those challenges.

18 Mar 2014

Kalahari Desert Festival 2014 yet again promises to be one of the most exciting happenings on the Northern Cape calendar for this year.

Like in 2013, when the first KDF was presented in the red dunes on one of the Kalahari farms belonging to the Khomani San community, visitors will be able to partake in this celebration of traditional music, arts, culture and language for the preservation of the Bushmen and other inhabitants of the Kalahari. The Khomani will once again host the festival on the farm Erin (-26.950611 , 20.666307)