08 Apr 2014

I take this opportunity to congratulate the National Heritage Council on completing the Heritage Transformation Charter.

04 Apr 2014

This morning Minister Paul Mashatile, Minister of Arts and Culture met with Chairpersons of Councils and Boards and CEOs of the 27 Associated Institutions at the Ditsong Museum in Pretoria to officially sign the Shareholder’s Compact with them for this financial year.

21 Mar 2014

Johannesburg. The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile announced the Interim Committee for the South African Creative Industries Federation. This move is an attempt to assist the arts, culture and heritage sector to be organised so that it can effectively deal with the challenges it faces. These include funding,  piracy, exploitation, lack of social security and lack of recognition as workers.

19 Mar 2014

Appointment to the Interim Executive Committee to work towards the establishment of a Creative Industries’ Federation. In 2009, President Jacob Zuma, met with local artists as part of understanding their challenges and finding comprehensive responses to those challenges.

13 Mar 2014

Arts and Culture Minster, Mr Paul Mashatile, has learned with shock the passing of Mama Mahlangu, a stalwart of our struggle for freedom and democracy.

04 Mar 2014

Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, Africa and those in the Diaspora congratulate Lupita Nyong’o for winning the prestigious awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the movie, 12 Years a Slave, at the 86th Academy Awards (Oscars).

21 Feb 2014

Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, calls upon South Africans to speak, preserve and promote their mother languages.

17 Feb 2014

It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of Prof Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane yesterday.

13 Feb 2014

The Department of Arts and Culture received the news of the passing on of Ms Retha Cilliers, CEO of the Filed Band Foundation (FBF), with great sadness.

12 Feb 2014

It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of Ngaka Julius Mpubane Rakgetse on the 28th March 2014. The traditional, cultural and indigenous knowledge communities have been robbed of an innovative healer and philanthropist whose gift of healing has touched many lives.