Media Releases 2020 - 2015

11 Aug 2015

“We’re looking for journalists who help spark and shape conversations around the arts; whose passion for the arts is palpable in their work; and whose journalism is deeply rooted in the ethics of their profession,” says Festival CEO Tony Lankester.

11 Aug 2015

The National Film and Video Foundation , is once again extending a call to South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 88th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The Academy has opened a call for entry for Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration.

06 Aug 2015

Notification of the intention to declare two known signed and authenticated copies the freedom charter as a specifically declared heritage object in terms of section 32 of the national heritage resources act no. 25 of 1999

16 Jul 2015

It was with great joy and happiness that we received the news that the Khoisan indigenous dance group Die Nuwe Graskoue Dancers - a traditional Khoisan Riel Dance troupe – has won Gold in the Group Production Competition at the 19th Championship of the World Performing Arts in Los Angeles this week.

15 May 2015

It was with deep sadness that we learned of the fatal car accident of rising gospel superstar Mpho ‘Regalo’ Gangashe recently. He will be buried in Thohoyandou in Limpopo tomorrow, Saturday 16 May 2015. What makes the situation worse was that he was with his mother and daughter who also passed on. It is a triple tragedy for the family. At 29 he was too young to die.

30 Apr 2015

Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites all of the people in the Republic of South Africa, the rest of the African continent and the African Diaspora to join him in the inaugural Africa Month celebrations.

18 Apr 2015

Minister Mthethwa hosted a consultative meeting on the transformation of the heritage landscape at Freedom Park, Pretoria on Friday 17 April.

07 Apr 2015

We have noted the defacing of Paul Kruger statue on Church Square in Pretoria, Tshwane. This happens soon after student protests have been raging around the matter of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. These developments threaten to or have spread to other campuses and communities around the country.

30 Mar 2015

Minister Nathi Mthethwa is delighted to learn that comedian and TV personality, Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the popular 'Daily Show'.

25 Mar 2015

We have noted the protest that has been raging around the matter of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. However, I am in a position to confirm that we have not yet received any formal application for the removal of any statue in any part of the country.