I welcome all of you this official launch of the 2014 Freedom Month celebrations.In less than a month from today, on the 27th of April
Thank you for coming to bear witness to this official hand over of a state of the art film studio to the community of Diepsloot.
I take this opportunity to welcome all of you to this media launch of the South Africa, United Kingdom Seasons for the years 2014 and 2015.
ust over a year ago, on the 25th of February last year, we converged here eNanda as part of honouring the founding President of the oldest liberation movement in Africa, the African National Congress, Dr John Langalibalele Dube, uMafukuzela onjengezulu.
In 2009, President Jacob Zuma, met with local artists as part of understanding their challenges and finding comprehensive responses to those challenges.
Let me start by apologising for Minister Mashatile, who could not join us today.Minister Mashatile, has received the copy of the book and he is very pleased with the book.
Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, congratulates our home-grown music group, the Ladysmith Black Mambazo, on winning the best world music album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Comrades and friends, we are here today not to mourn but to celebrate a life of a political giant, a warrior, a revolutionary and a true son of the soil.
We have gathered here today, as the arts community, to pay our last respects to the late founding father of our democratic nation, Isithwalandwe, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Let me once again take this opportunity to thank the organizers of Forum D’Avignon, for inviting us, this year, to take part in this important forum that helps shape global policy on issues related to culture.