Media Releases 2017 - 2015
We shall forever remember this outstanding actor and veteran broadcaster for his role as Magubane in the popular sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa and as a presenter and commentator on Ukhozi FM.
Ricardo Groenewald, best known for his ballad “I love you Daddy” sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer. He had burst into the music scene when still a child aged 8 years old.
“The revision of the White Paper will overcome policy gaps and challenges, offer solutions and provide short to medium-term recommendations for the Department and the sector, focusing on opportunities to broaden participation in the sector and create sustainable livelihoods. The policy has contributed immensely in the promotion, protection and preservation of the sector including engendering social cohesion and nation building,” said Minister Mthethwa.
Upon its adoption in 1996, the White Paper provided a key
“South Africa’s arts and culture are as varied as one might expect from such a diverse nation. The country’s people produce a remarkable range of arts and crafts, working from the pavements and markets of the big cities to deep rural enclaves, with every possible form of traditional artwork” remarked Mabudafhasi.
As part of intensifying intra-African cultural co-operation and building support for the Africa month programmes of the Department of Arts and Culture, Minister Mthethwa also met with officials of the African Union Commission for Social Affairs, and paid a courtesy call to the African Union Chairperson,Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
December marks Reconciliation Month in South Africa and during this month all South Africans are encouraged to use the month to reach out to one another as the country continues to work together to build a united and prosperous nation.
It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of legendary writer and activist, Ms Lauretta Ngcobo, on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Mam’ uNgcobo passed away at the advanced age of eighty-four (84) after a long illness.
“Through his tireless efforts in ensuring that he fills up the Dome, Cassper Nyovest has captured the imagination of all South Africans. He has demonstrated that South African audiences can and do support local acts. This is a victory for Cassper Nyovest and also a triumph for local content.”
His sad passing comes at a time when there are growing opportunities for producers, directors and actors through their art to tell the South African story.
“Audiovisual records portray our common heritage whether this is in the form of daily news broadcasts; advertisements for popular but passing fads or more symbolic events that are representative of the cultural identity of a people”, said Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi.