It feels good to be back here at Tshwane School of Music. I made a commitment to adopt this school as a special project during the launch of the Mafikizolo Reunited Tour.
It was almost a year ago on the 24 November 2016 that we gathered together as the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector in a meeting of minds on the future of the arts.
Let me begin by commending the British Museum for taking on what must have a been a challenging task, with much thought, deliberation and careful consideration.
An exhibition of this extensive nature that sweeps through 100, 000 years of art and takes on these huge epochs of time can only begin with a vision and a dream. It is the dream of many people - not unlike the dream of the Mantis in South African folklore.
This year marks the 13th annual national oral history conference organized by the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA). This conference is aptly titled: Chanted Memories and Anniversaries: Celebrating Our Common Past(s).
It is an honour and pleasure for me to be speaking at the 13th Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition and I would like to extend a warm welcome and express my appreciation to all of you who are here to attend the event.
We mark the beginning of the 2016 National Arts Festival as the Youth Month draws to a close. This year we commemorated 40 years since the landmark June 16 student uprising in Soweto.
The cultural boycott against South Africa as backlash against the colonial apartheid state is an apt illustration about the power of the arts as an important ingredient in conjuring human solidarity.
The 21st International AIDS Conference, commonly known as AIDS2016, will be held from 18 to 22 July 2016, at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal under the theme: Access Equity Rights – Now.
The people of every great country are bonded by their history.Their cultural landscape is enriched by the patina of the buildings, monuments, sites and other places of meaning which reflect the events and layers of experiences and processes throughout the centuries.
The South African Music Awards are a celebration of excellence, creativity, innovation and development. While the Awards do reward individual talent, they are also a celebration of the strength and robustness of the South African music industry as a whole, demonstrating our world class abilities.