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“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.
Madiba, the African Opera launches in November as part of the UNITE campaign: One Man, One Nation, One Celebration in honour of the late former President Nelson Mandela’s unwavering commitment to justice, equality, non-racialism, social cohesion, nation building, selflessness and service to humanity.
Today marks the commemoration of the World Audiovisual Heritage Day. The UNESCO General Council proclaimed 27 October as the annual World Audiovisual Heritage Day to create global awareness of the various issues at stake in preserving the audiovisual heritage. Sound recordings and moving images in any form are vulnerable, and easily discarded or deliberately destroyed.
During the celebrations of the International Translation Day, the Deputy Minister officially launched the Human Language Technology tools that simplify and enhance the quality of translation. The tools and monolingual dictionaries will complement each other in elevating the status of indigenous languages.
he eleven South African National Lexicography Units (one per official language) are the structures of state constitutionally and legislatively mandated, in the case of our indigenous languages, to produce dictionaries and other material that will elevate their status and advance their use.
“Legends will organise and control their own organisation,” indicated Mr Jack. He mentioned that the election of peers on an Interim Committee would be facilitated by the Independent Electoral Commission.
As heritage month celebrations in September draw to a close, the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) hosted the Living Legends Legacy Programme (LLLP) Workshop to outline the vision of the LLLP programme
“The film has done well in its first three weeks and reached R1 million in its first five days of release. Yet in the third week the screens were reduced from 47 to 27.”
Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts, well-known for their “Pad na jou hart” movie, will be the MC’s. Performances by artists include “klopse” (Cape minstrels), “rieldans” (the Boland Vastrappers), the award-winning local men’s choir Adagio and the musicians Willim Welsyn and Ryno Velvet.