The Minister of Arts and Culture established a preparatory team for the national conference of CCIFSA. This team is constituted by the CCIFSA executive and the six Creative Industry Task Team (CITT) representatives
The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) was formed in 2015 as a unifying body to champion the interests of the cultural and creative sector and to represent its interests. Much has been done since that inaugural elective conference in Mangaung to organise the sector.
Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) has in residence, the heritage sites, museums and monuments of the country. It also has under its stewardship, various reporting entities.
With deep shock and sorrow, Minister Nathi Mthethwa has learnt of the passing of Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi on Wednesday. Mr Mtukudzi was a musician par excellence, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region.
It is with deep shock and extreme revulsion that Minister Nathi Mthethwa has received a report from the Living Legends Legacy Programme (LLLP) Executive Committee of the siphoning and alleged theft of an amount of R8 million deposited by the Department of Arts and Culture from the Living Legends Trust bank account.
Members of the press are hereby advised that the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has instructed his attorneys to immediately initiate legal action against Mr Eugene Mthethwa for remarks made against the Minister at the memorial service of the late Mr Dan Tshanda this past Friday and repeated to a Sunday News publication that was published this Sunday.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of the legendary, venerable icon and music maestro of note- Mr Dan Tshanda. Mr Tshanda died aged 54, of reported heart failure on Saturday.
“Everybody's favourite Jazz Music Radio Show Presenter”- popularly known as "Mesh Talk", Jazz Presenter and Radio Legend, Mr Mesh Mapetla- has died.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa wishes to advise members of the press that he has been learnt with great dismay and extreme disappointment of news reports of Mr Thando Mahlangu’s deplorable and humiliating treatment at the hands of staff and station management of Gautrain who prevented him from the boarding the train because he was wearing traditional Ndebele attire.
The changing of the name of Grahamstown to Makhanda has once more raised questions on the purpose of this crucial exercise. Minister Nathi Mthethwa wishes to advise members of the press and South Africans as a whole, that the final determination made on Tuesday 2 October (i.e. the new name “Makhanda”) is only but one example of the Department of Arts and Culture’s (DAC) progress in its mandate and commitment to deepen the transformation of the heritage landscape.