THE CULTURAL EXPOSITION OF COP17
An unmistakable South African culture and identity with a strong link to the climate change theme will run like a golden thread through the cultural exhibition mounted by the DAC at COP17.
In the picture is the Deputy CEO of Standard Bank, Sim Tshabalala who was
presented the first prize by the DG, Mr Sibusiso Xaba.
Joining them in the picture are Mr Chris Bishop,
Managing Editor of Forbes - Africa Magazine (left)
and Mr Sam Bhembe - Managing Executive of NEDBANK (right)
In fact, the DAC aims to present an exhibition that will be the heart and soul of the Climate Change Response Expo that will be managed by the Department of Environmental Affairs.
This marks an important collaboration between the DAC and DEA to highlight and mainstream the link and role of arts, culture and heritage in matters relating to climate change.
Artists use their talent and skills to heighten awareness about the effects of natural and man-made disasters caused by climate change.
In fact, we will mount an exhibition that will link the various elements and themes, including an exhibition on the origins of mankind, crafts, national symbols, indigenous music instruments and national orders. The design will allow for all these elements to flow naturally into each other with a climate change thematic focus.
The exhibition will be located strategically in the expo to give access to international delegates and the public. There will be various items available for sale by suppliers whose details will be found in a special MGE Guide.
|Other articles in this issue:|
|The cultural exposition of COP17|
|The road to Durban & beyond|
|Treading Lightly: Minding our carbon footprint|
|MGE at COP17|
|Inscribing the African heritage|
|The nation's soul at COP17|
|Just playing around|
|Whetting the youth's sea legs|
|Good readers make good leaders|
|Field band foundation event|
|Celebrating our heritage|
|Samora Machel: Remembering an icon|
|The DAC green team|
|Internal heritage day 2011|