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.
It has come to our attention that there is a fake Facebook account registered purporting to be that of the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa. This is not Minister Mthethwa’s Facebook account.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa launched the Young Patriots Programme at Freedom Park, Pretoria on the 25th of November 2016. The programme is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture through National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).
Our country has lost a highly respected and talented filmmaker with the passing of Junaid Ahmed. He was a comrade and a writer, a producer and director.
Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Connect Channel to organise the South African pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. It is a pleasure to announce that Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will represent South Africa at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event.
Reuben Malusi Khemese, alongside his brothers, Sandile and Thami, were founding members of the Soweto String Quartet. Coming from a highly talented, musical family, two of them became violinists for the Soweto Symphony Orchestra. Having played together since 1978, it would be much later in 1989 that they took the plunge and together with their friend, Makhosini Mnguni, established the Soweto String Quartet.
“We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of the cellist, Reuben Khemese. Together with his other group members, the Soweto String Quartet captured the imagination of the public both in South Africa and in the rest of the world, “ said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.