12 Apr 2018

The Minister of Arts and Culture, HE Mr Nathi Mthethwa visited Angola on the invitation of counterpart, HE Mrs Carolina Cerqueira.

The purpose of the meeting was to follow up on commitments made in the “Agreement of Cooperation” (PoC) in the field of “Arts and Culture and Programme of Cooperation”. The Ministers agreed to fast track the implementation of the Agreement and recommend the renewal of the PoC.

During the visit, the two Ministers visited several sites of historical importance to both countries in Luanda and Cuando Cubango Provinces. Together with the areas incorporated in the PoC, the Ministers agreed to prioritize the following:

11 Apr 2018

The Ministry of Arts and Culture has been following media reports on the home once occupied by struggle stalwart, the “Mother of the Nation” and former Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture (DAC) Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

11 Apr 2018

The Ministry of Arts and Culture has been following media reports on the home once occupied by struggle stalwart, the “Mother of the Nation” and former Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture (DAC) Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

24 Jan 2018

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday, 26 January 2018 pay a special visit to Embabe Primary School, KwaMbonambi in Richards Bay as part of the Government’s Back to School campaign. During the visit, Minister Mthethwa will donate school uniforms including bag packs to over 350 underprivileged learners form 7 schools in KwaMbonambi.

10 Jan 2018

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation for the burial and commemoration of the renowned liberation struggle stalwart and South African's National Poet Laureate Prof Kgositsile. Members of the media are invited to apply for accereditation for the burial and commemoration of the renowned liberation struggle stalwart and South African's National Poet Laureate Prof Kgositsile.

10 Jan 2018

Members of the media are invited to attend the Official Memorial Service of the internationally renowned liberation struggle stalwart and South Africa’s National Poet Laureate, Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile, who passed away on Wednesday, 3 January, after a short illness. The Official Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, 11 January 2018 at the Johannesburg City Hall in Gauteng.

08 Jan 2018

We are gathered here to provide update on the progress made towards the burial and commemoration of internationally renowned liberation struggle stalwart and South Africa’s National Poet Laureate, Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile, who passed away on Wednesday, 3 January, after a short illness.

03 Jan 2018

Minister Nathi Mthethwa extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of distinguished poet and stalwart of the liberation struggle,Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile. Bra Willie,as he was fondly called by the young and old,remained an inspiration to many in the political and literary landscape.

22 Jul 2017

“It has come as a shock to hear of the passing of the composer and guitarist, Errol Dyers,” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa. His name is synonymous with that brand of African jazz called Goema. He kept alive the rich musical culture of the people who had lived in District 6 prior to their forced removal to far-flung places on the Cape Flats.

22 Jul 2017

“We have learnt with sadness of the passing of the multi-talented Iko Mash, arts personality and stylist, actor and singer, ” said Minister Mthethwa. Born with the name Billy Mothola Emmanuel Mashiloane, Iko hailed from Meadowlands, Soweto and learnt at an early age that he was different from others, embracing female dress.

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