Media Releases 2017 - 2015

27 Oct 2015

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.

27 Oct 2015

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.

26 Oct 2015

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.

26 Oct 2015

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.

30 Sep 2015

“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.

30 Sep 2015

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

29 Sep 2015

“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.”

29 Sep 2015
Minister Nathi Mthethwa has noted the decision of exhibitors to reduce the number of screens and performing sites at which the local romantic comedy film Tell Me Sweet Something directed by Akin Omotoso is being shown.
 
The film Tell Me Sweet Something narrates the story of a female bookshop owner and aspiring writer who falls in love with a male model who wants to be acknowledged for his mind and not his body.
 
“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.”
 
28 Sep 2015

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.

25 Sep 2015
Audition call for Dr Jonas Gwanga’s Amandla Cultural Ensemble
 
On the 28 and 29 September 2015 Barungwa Productions will be auditio
ning for Amandla the Musical. First produced in 1980 by Dr Jonas Gwanga, the protest musical travelled the world communicating the injustices of apartheid and galvanising international solidarity for the ANC liberation movement.
 
Audition details
 
Venue: South African State Theatre (301 Church Street, Pretoria).
Times: 28 September – 10h00 – 17h00
29 September – 10h00 – 17h00
 
Requirements:
 
Singers;
Dancers with experience in indigenous South African dance;
Actors;
Musicians able to play indigenous South African instruments;

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