21 May 2015

Ruth Mompati A2 Posters blogOn Tuesday 12 May 2015, South Africans woke up to the tragic news of the passing of struggle veteran and former Member of Parliament, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati. She was 89 years old.

20 May 2015
The Autshumato Translation Environment (ITE) workshop was held at the Department of Justice in Cape Town on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. The workshop was attended by 8 translators from the department and had the aim of teaching them how to make use of the Autshumato software to improve their workflow.
Autshumato is a collection of open-source translation software and tools that were developed by the Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®) at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. This software was developed as part of the Autshumato project and funded by the Department of Arts and Culture.
18 May 2015

On Monday, 18 May 2015, 38 translators in Parliament attended a workshop on the use of the AutshumatPhoto_1so Integrated Translation Environment (ITE) open-source translation software in Cape Town.

12 May 2015

TWeAreAfrica_Bloghe Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in conjunction with various government departments, civil societies, and private organisations continues the Africa Month celebrations.

14 Apr 2015

Africa Month Festival of Ideas and Cultural Exchange

07 Apr 2015

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is partnering with the prestigious Canadian Stage in Toronto in April to present six acclaimed local productions, showcasing some of SA’s leading performers, writers, directors and choreographers in a special three-week Spotlight South Africa festival.

26 Mar 2015

The call is open to:

(a)    individuals, particularly artists and creators;

(b)    public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation;

(c)    non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit private bodies whose objectives are in conformity with those of the Fund and whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation.

Priority is given to young artists and creators aged 18 to 30 years old.

Eligible activities fall under the following two categories:

-  the production of cultural and artistic works;

-  the organization of cultural and artistic events of national, regional and/or international scope contributing to the establishment of culture and development strategies and programmes.

24 Mar 2015

The Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) invites you to attend consultation workshops to review the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage (1996).

These workshops will provide arts practitioners, administrators and workers with an opportunity to make inputs into the revised White Paper process.

1.   Background

Since its adoption in 1996, the White Paper has provided a key policy framework for the Department and the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector. It has been a pivotal document for the transformation, protection and preservation of the arts, culture and heritage sector in South Africa in pursuit of social cohesion and nation building.