Media Advisories 2020 - 2015

16 Apr 2018

In March this year Minister Nathi Mthethwa read media reports on online platforms with statements that the government of Britain had expressed reservations about South Africa’s intention to expropriate land without compensation.

On “Human Rights Day” at the official occasion to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, Minister Mthethwa repudiated this alleged stance of the British government, asserting South Africa’s inalienable right to self-determination as a sovereign state.

13 Apr 2018

The Minister Mr Nathi Mthethwa visited Angola on the invitation of counterpart, HE Mrs Carolina Cerqueira.

The purpose of the meeting was to follow up on commitments made in the “Agreement of Cooperation” (PoC) in the field of “Arts and Culture and Programme of Cooperation”. The Ministers agreed to fast track the implementation of the Agreement and recommend the renewal of the PoC.

12 Apr 2018

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the National Freedom Day celebration taking place on 27 April 2018 at Dr Petrus Molemela stadium, Bloemfontein in the Free State.


05 Apr 2018

Freedom Month (April) commemorates the historic occasion in 1994 when South Africa achieved freedom and democracy, where all its citizens became free from the

04 Apr 2018

The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the Launch of the Freedom Month that will taking place at National Library of South Africa in Pretoria on the 5th of April 2018 at 10h00.

 The Minister will unpack a month long programme of Freedom Month building up to the 27th of April as it is a national public holiday in South Africa which serves as a commemoration of our country’s first democratic post-Apartheid elections, held in 1994.

03 Apr 2018

Mr Nathi Mthethwa, will on April 4, Wednesday, launch the book, ‘JAZZ EPISTLES, THE LIVING HISTORY” in partnership with Touch HD. The book is a historical account of the story of the legendary Jazz Epistles. It is written by Nandi Molefe whose dream is to reignite the dialogue of the importance of the preservation and promotion of South Africa’s heritage and arts. It was born out of the group’s reunion concert, The Jazz Epistles Reunion in 2016 which was co-produced by Touch HD CEO Tbo Touch. The evening will be hosted by broadcasting veteran Tim Modise.

23 Mar 2018

Minister Mr Nathi Mthethwa, in partnership with the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) will host the Africa's first ever Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Roundtable on the African Liberation Heritage from 27 - 29 March 2018 at St. George’s Hotel, Irene in Pretoria.

18 Mar 2018

Members of the media who applied for accreditation to cover the 2018 Human Rights Day Commemorations on Wednesday, 21 March at the George Thabe Cricket Pitch are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows:


Date               : 19 March 2018

Time               : 14h00 – 18h00

Venue            : Sharpeville Community Hall



Date               : 20 March 2018

14 Mar 2018

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu, will be leading a Back to School national campaign to foster and promote Nation Building, Social Cohesion and moral regeneration in historically disadvantaged schools. The activities will also include National Identity competition amongst the schools that will form part of this event. The campaign is a national programme that will be rolled out throughout the year in all nine Provinces, as this is a campaign for ensuring that all children that are supposed to be at school, are indeed at school.

07 Mar 2018

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with other government departments, private and civil organisations will commemorate Human Rights Month through dialogues and other activities under the 2018 theme, “The year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: promoting and deepening a human rights culture across society.” The dialogues will be led by DAC Social Cohesion Advocates and Living Legends in various venues around the country.