Media Advisories 2020 - 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture is mandated by Cabinet to spearhead the National Oral History Programme for South Africa. The programme seeks to yield information that will be added to the information already existing in the country’s Archival holdings. The Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA) holds conferences annually hosted on rotational basis by Provinces. The Department of Arts and Culture will in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and OHASA host the 15th Annual National Oral History conference.
Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms. Maggie Sotyu will on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 pay a special visit to Mama Winnie Mandela’s home as part of the Government’s commitment to restore the historically significant 'House Number 802' in Brandfort where the late liberation struggle heroine was banished to by the apartheid government.
Arts and Culture Minister, Hon Nathi Mthethwa will on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 pay a special visit to Mama Winnie Mandela’s home as part of the Government’s commitment to restore the historically significant 'House Number 802' in Brandfort where the late liberation struggle heroine was banished to by the apartheid government.
Arts and Culture Minister, Hon Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday, 31 August 2018 conduct a special Imbizo on Maskandi music genre to discuss challenges, opportunities and tensions within the Maskandi fraternity at The Play House Company, Durban in KwaZulu Natal.
The event will provide a platform for the broader Maskandi sector to begin engagements on the proposed plans and to share views on how the sector can be supported.
Members of the press are hereby advised that the Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa will be attending the funeral of the late National Order Recipient and Award-winning Thespian Dr Winston Ntshona on Friday 10 August 2018 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
Theatre and film legend, Dr Ntshona passed away at the age of 76 in Port Elizabeth last week.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will tomorrow, 08 August 2018 lead a panel discussion on gender. The dialogue will be framed around the life story of Mama Albertina Sisulu, a doyen of the liberation struggle in her own right, and whose centenary is being celebrated and commemorated this year.
August is celebrated as Women’s month in South Africa which aims to celebrate the successes and achievements of women. Government will commemorate Women’s month under the theme: 100 Years of Albertina Sisulu, Woman of Fortitude: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward.
This year’s commemoration of Women’s Month takes on a special significance as it is the year of the “triple centenary”. South Africa celebrates the birth of struggle icons Mama Albertina Sisulu and Tata Nelson Mandela as well as the formation of the Bantu Women’s League.
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa in partnership with South African National Taxi Association (SANTACO) invites members of the media to the pre-launch activations and the launch of #‘IAMTHEFLAG’ Campaign. The event will take place on Friday, 03 August 2018 at Randburg Taxi Rank, in Johannesburg.
The Campaign seeks to foster, promote and entrench national consciousness, social cohesion, nation building and patriotism within all citizens of South Africa. During the launch, Minister Mthethwa will unpack the campaign and explain its essence.