10 Nov 2015

As part of intensifying intra-African cultural co-operation and building support for the Africa month programmes of the Department of Arts and Culture, Minister Mthethwa also met with officials of the African Union Commission for Social Affairs, and paid a courtesy call to the African Union Chairperson,Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

04 Nov 2015

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of legendary writer and activist, Ms Lauretta Ngcobo, on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Mam’ uNgcobo passed away at the advanced age of eighty-four (84) after a long illness.

02 Nov 2015

“Through his tireless efforts in ensuring that he fills up the Dome, Cassper Nyovest has captured the imagination of all South Africans. He has demonstrated that South African audiences can and do support local acts. This is a victory for Cassper Nyovest and also a triumph for local content.”

28 Oct 2015

His sad passing comes at a time when there are growing opportunities for producers, directors and actors through their art to tell the South African story.

30 Sep 2015

As heritage month celebrations in September draw to a close, the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) hosted the Living Legends Legacy Programme (LLLP) Workshop to outline the vision of the LLLP programme

29 Sep 2015

“The film has done well in its first three weeks and reached R1 million in its first five days of release. Yet in the third week the screens were reduced from 47 to 27.”

29 Sep 2015
Minister Nathi Mthethwa has noted the decision of exhibitors to reduce the number of screens and performing sites at which the local romantic comedy film Tell Me Sweet Something directed by Akin Omotoso is being shown.
 
The film Tell Me Sweet Something narrates the story of a female bookshop owner and aspiring writer who falls in love with a male model who wants to be acknowledged for his mind and not his body.
 
“The film has done well in its first three weeks and reached R1 million in its first five days of release. Yet in the third week the screens were reduced from 47 to 27.”
 
29 Aug 2015

It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that I heard the news of the passing of legendary actor, Roland Mqwebu, famous for playing the character of Mkhize in the popular sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa. This legend passed away in the morning of Friday, 28 August 2015, after a long illness.

16 Aug 2015

Speaking today at the opening ceremony of the 81st General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced the declaration and commitments of the pre-conference meeting of the African Ministers of Arts and Culture on the status of libraries.

16 Jul 2015

It was with great joy and happiness that we received the news that the Khoisan indigenous dance group Die Nuwe Graskoue Dancers - a traditional Khoisan Riel Dance troupe – has won Gold in the Group Production Competition at the 19th Championship of the World Performing Arts in Los Angeles this week.

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