Media Releases 2017 - 2015
“I am pleased that Santu Mofokeng is the first artist to receive this biennial honour. His photographs speak volumes of the South African condition. He tells the truths of our times. He tells the story of the South African landscape and its people in a calm, unrushed and pensive way. In this way, the subjects are not only brought to life, but also resonate with an inner, spiritual existence. Even in the midst of turmoil, his subjects are dignified and undaunted,”
It was clear from the beginning that 3Sum was not going to be just another music group, but a social movement. In a society where there are prevalent anti-gay sentiments forcing some people to live lives of secrecy for fear of ridicule, abuse and even rejection on account of their sexual orientation, 3sum were openly gay and championed the rights of gay people.
“Through this partnership, the department envisage to reach All South Africans, schools, the young & the old, different racial groups, civil organisations or formations including business in an attempt to strengthen relations amongst fellow South Africans towards a common identity.
We join the Msimang-Berton and Lewis family to pay our last respects to our beloved sister and mother, our comrade and fellow traveller, Mama Aura Grace Msimang-Berton
Mafikizolo will be at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 gala dinner in Davos in a performance that showcases South African culture and heritage through a musical journey infusing our musical sounds and rhythms.
Minister Mthethwa has dissolved the board of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB). He has done so in terms of section 5(5A) of the Pan South African Language Board Act No.59 of 1995.
Minister Mthethwa pays tribute to David Bowie who passed away yesterday after a long illness. “David Bowie made a unique, inimitable contribution to pop music. He was a pathfinder and he had his finger on the pulse of our times. We shall miss him,” said Minister Mthethwa.
“Natalie Cole was a songbird supreme, whom we will remember for her nostalgic and thoughtful yet modern musical renditions, especially her hit, Unforgettable, where she paid tribute to the music of her father, Nat King Cole. Now we in turn pay tribute to her.”
When the history book is written of all those outstanding individuals who led exemplary lives and used all their physical, mental and creative energies to take their art to the world, then a special place shall be allotted to the late Banza Kgasoane.
The Imbizo forms part of the Imbizo Focus Week guided by the theme, “Together We Move South Africa Forward”.