Media Advisories 2019 - 2015
President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Sunday 16 June 2019, deliver the keynote address at the National Youth Day event to be held at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.
The month of June has been declared Youth Month and it is a period set aside to pay tribute to the youth of 1976 for their activism.
The National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in partnership with University of Limpopo (Turfloop) will host a Social Cohesion Youth Month dialogue on Thursday, 13 June 2019 at the R40 Auditorium, University of Limpopo (Turfloop). The dialogue will be hosted under the theme, “25 Years of Youth Activism: Challenges and Success Stories.
Tshwane – The recently merged Department of Sports, Arts and Culture invites members of the media to the Minister’s press briefing with the following objectives:
- Platform to introduce its newly appointed Principals (i.e.) Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu.
- To further outline Minister’s vision as far as the merging of both Departments is concerned.
Details of the media briefing are therefore as follows:
Members of the media are kindly requested to apply for accreditation for the 2019 National Youth Day Commemoration taking place under the theme, “25 Years of democracy: A celebration of youth activism.”
The event will take place on Sunday, 16 June 2019 at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Pitch, Polokwane in Limpopo.
Members of the media who wish to cover the event are advised to submit their details by completing the attached registration form. You are also kindly requested to verify your identification details when completing the template.
The Department of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to the Africa Month Lecture to be delivered by Linton Kwesi Johnson: “Celebrating Legends in the African literary world.” Linton Kwesi Johnson is a global icon in the music and poetry world. In 2002 he became the second living and only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Poetry series.
South Africa has seen an upsurge in attacks on foreign nationals. Xenophobia is regarded as a new form of racism. It not only affects the victims but also affects the economy of the continent, the tourism industry, investments and trade exchanges.
The Department of Arts and Culture has been supporting the LETPC since its inception in 2015. The first event was inaugurated by the Minister of Arts and Culture Honourable Nathi Mthethwa. The Department has extended further commitment by providing additional two years support from 2019 to 2021.
South African Roadies Association (SARA) through the support of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is hosting Africa’s 5th Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2019) from today, 16 to 18 May 2019, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Park town, Johannesburg.
The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the unveiling of the new name of the national English Literary Museum in Makhanda on the 06 may 2019.
In 2010 the Department of Arts and Culture indicated that it wished to explore widening the scope of the National English Literary Museum (NELM) to include the literatures of the historically disadvantaged languages of South Africa.
The month of May marks Africa month - a moment for the continent to pause, reflect, commemorate and celebrate our Africanness, and to promote the African Agenda that embraces peace and stability, democracy, non-racial, non-sexist, unity and prosperity. The Month of May has been declared Africa Month, to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, it was on this date that 25 May was declared Africa Day as a symbol of unity amongst all Africans.