On this morning of the 28th of March 2017, the world woke up to the sad news of the passing of Ahmed "Uncle Kathy" Kathrada, a gallant hero of the struggle for our liberation who consistently fought for justice for all throughout his adult life until his passing.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi will host a meeting with the European counterparts on the development and policy implementation of community cultural centres on Monday, 20 February 2017 at the National Department of Arts and Culture offices in Pretoria.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa has departed for Zambia where he will be paying a working visit and meeting his Zambian counterpart, Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Charles Banda. This visit is intended to strengthen cultural relations with Zambia with a view to concluding discussions on bilateral cultural relations between the two countries.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites members of the general public to comment on the long list presented of persons nominated to serve as Council members of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in terms of the National Film and Video Foundation Act, 1997 (Act No. 73 of 1997).
It was with a deep shock that we heard of the sudden demise of Lundi Tyamara in the early hours of this morning. The nation has lost a creative son at such a tender age.
Following the sad passing of jazz legend, Mama Thandi Klaasen, yesterday, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will be paying respects at the Klaasen family house today.
“We are saddened at the passing of our extraordinary jazz musician, Mama Thandi Klaasen. A Legend has left us. A great and mighty musical legend. ~ Minister Mthethwa
We are shocked at the passing of legendary pop star, George Michael. His best selling hits include the 1984 song, "Careless Whisper," which he did as part of the pop duo called "Wham" which wowed and wooed a generation in the 1980s including in South Africa and continues to interest new fans.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa welcomes the report from the Ministerial Task Team on the transformation of the heritage landscape.
“This is a sore blow and a tragic loss to gospel lovers and to our nation as a whole. We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of this most loved and revered musician,” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.