"MAMA SOBUKWE IS NO MORE…” - These are the news that South Africa woke up to on Wednesday morning. Mama Sobukwe that was awarded the National Order of Luthuli in Silver this year for... “her tenacious fight for freedom and her steadfast support of incarcerated freedom fighters. She challenged the injustices meted out against the majority of South Africans” ...?
Minister Nathi Mthethwa wishes to advise members of the press that he has received just over 300 letters objecting to the gazetted name change of “Grahamstown” to “Makhanda”. The town falls under the “Makana Municipality” that is located in the Eastern Cape Province.
With great sadness, Minister Nathi Mthethwa has learnt of the passing away of Dr Winston Ntshona at the age of 76 on Thursday morning. Although he was a slight man in terms of his build, Dr Ntshona’s death reverberates like a giant has fallen.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa wishes to advise members of the press that the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) has appointed a service provider to conduct a forensic investigation into the embattled administration of the Market Theatre.
Minister Mthethwa wishes to announce that on Friday 29 June 2018 the Government Gazette has published the changing of the name of the town of “Grahamstown” to “Makhanda”.
Minister Mthethwa would like to express his heartfelt wishes for the speedy recovery of your husband- legendary photographer Jürgen Schadeberg, following the recent admission of this legend and icon of visual storytelling into a hospital in Spain.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is proud to announce that as of this day, 2 July 2018, South Africa is home to a new World Heritage Site. “Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains” has been inscribed on the prestigious World Heritage List by the 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Committee, currently underway in Bahrain since 24 June under the chair of HE Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain
Minister Mthethwa wishes to convey his deepest sympathy to the family of legendary, and arguably one of the longest practicing award-winning photojournalists, David Goldblatt, at this sad time of his passing.
Minister Mthethwa has learnt of the fresh legal challenge that has been or is being launched by Siyandisa Music (Pty) Ltd at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria seeking the relief that amongst others- it be the exclusive licensee of the intellectual property (IP) of Miriam Makeba.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is disappointed and dismayed to read the reportage of journalist Charl Blignaut in City Press today pertaining to the North Gauteng High Court outcome two weeks ago that favoured the Miriam Makeba Foundation and the ZK Makeba Trust in the interdict application brought by Siyandisa Music.