Media Releases 2016 - 2015

26 Dec 2016

We are shocked at the passing of legendary pop star, George Michael. His best selling hits include the 1984 song, "Careless Whisper," which he did as part of the pop duo called "Wham" which wowed and wooed a generation in the 1980s including in South Africa and continues to interest new fans.

23 Dec 2016

Minister Nathi Mthethwa welcomes the report from the Ministerial Task Team on the transformation of the heritage landscape.

19 Dec 2016

We are honoured to be here in Gopane today to commemorate a very important day in our history, the National Day of Reconciliation.

07 Dec 2016

President Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his election as President of The Gambia following presidential elections that were held on 01 December 2016.

05 Dec 2016

“This is a sore blow and a tragic loss to gospel lovers and to our nation as a whole. We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of this most loved and revered musician,” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

03 Dec 2016

It has come to our attention that there is a fake Facebook account registered purporting to be that of the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa. This is not Minister Mthethwa’s Facebook account.

25 Nov 2016

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa launched the Young Patriots Programme at Freedom Park, Pretoria on the 25th of November 2016. The programme is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture through National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

18 Nov 2016

Our country has lost a highly respected and talented filmmaker with the passing of Junaid Ahmed. He was a comrade and a writer, a producer and director.

03 Nov 2016

Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Connect Channel to organise the South African pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. It is a pleasure to announce that Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will represent South Africa at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event.

17 Oct 2016

On behalf of President Jacob Zuma, our government and the people of South Africa, we extend a warm welcome to His Excellency Prime Minister Rosário and his delegation.

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