Nyembezi Kunene rose to fame and became a household name in Emzini Wezinsizwa and through the character, ‘Jabulani Dlomo’ in Generations. More recently he also played a part in Scandal.
“We thank SABC for leading the way in practice and look forward to the implementation of a new copyright regime that benefits the creative industries and artists in particular. Let other broadcasters also follow suit,” said Minister Mthethwa.
Speaking on the significance of launching Africa Month at Maropeng, in his opening address, Minister Mthethwa said that, “We meet here at the Cradle of Humankind, which tells the story of the earliest history of humanity, a story of birth, and a story of migrations.
“Papa’s Wemba’s music has been an inspiration to generations of Africans and music lovers all over the world. We shall miss his energy and his inimitable presence,” observed Minister Mthethwa.
“We join the world acting fraternity in mourning the passing of the much-loved Hollywood actor and exemplary union leader, Ken Howard,” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
“South African film is coming into its own and has found fertile ground on home soil. We congratulate the co-producers of Vir Altyd, Ivan Botha, Donnalee Roberts and Danie Bester and the entire cast for breaking the local box office record and earning R13.4 million after only one month on circuit..
Minister of Arts and Culture, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, conveys his heartiest congratulations to the renown South African film producer, Anant Singh, for receiving the first Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement Award from the RapidLion Film Festival.
Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa congratulates Santu Mofokeng for winning the International Photographic Prize 2016 at the Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.
“I am pleased that Santu Mofokeng is the first artist to receive this biennial honour. His photographs speak volumes of the South African condition. He tells the truths of our times. He tells the story of the South African landscape and its people in a calm, unrushed and pensive way. In this way, the subjects are not only brought to life, but also resonate with an inner, spiritual existence. Even in the midst of turmoil, his subjects are dignified and undaunted,”
It was clear from the beginning that 3Sum was not going to be just another music group, but a social movement. In a society where there are prevalent anti-gay sentiments forcing some people to live lives of secrecy for fear of ridicule, abuse and even rejection on account of their sexual orientation, 3sum were openly gay and championed the rights of gay people.