Media Releases 2014 - 2010

23 Jun 2014
DAC in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Premier’s Office, and the eThekwini Heritage Department are pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester, has granted permission for the remains of iconic journalist and writer Nat Nakasa to come home.
17 Jun 2014

It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of nationally renowned legendary radio broadcaster Eddie Makhosonke Zondi who died at the age of 47 on 16 June 2014.

12 Jun 2014

Arts and Culture will host the Youth Month programme scheduled to kick-start on Friday, 13 to 15 June 2014 in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

29 May 2014

It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the passing away of the acclaimed author and poet, Maya Angelou yesterday. She was 86 years old. having a difficult early life, Maya Angelou rose to become a renowned civil rights activist, author and poet.

29 May 2014

Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) warmly welcomes the appointment of Mr Nathi Mthethwa as the Minister of Arts and Culture. We are pleased to have someone of his calibre and experience, leading the arts, culture and heritage sector and look forward to his direction.

02 May 2014

Once again South Africa is held in high regard at the FiSahara Film Festival, a Western Saharwi Festival in Tindouf. Now in its 11th edition, the festival, known as FiSahara, aims to both raise awareness of the plight of the refugees, displaced from their native Western Sahara for nearly four decades by an unlawful occupation.

25 Apr 2014

The Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce that renowned choreographer and dancer, Somizi Mhlongo, was appointed to create the Freedom Dance.

17 Apr 2014

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) through its Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy has sponsored the Diamond and Dorings Music Festival which takes place from 17 to 20 April 2014 in Kimberly, Northern Cape.

16 Apr 2014

It is my privilege as Chancellor of the National Orders to announce the names of those South Africans and eminent foreign nationals who will be awarded National Orders at an investiture ceremony to be held on Freedom Day, Sunday 27 April 2014.

14 Apr 2014

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has learnt with great sadness of the death of celebrated visual artists Peter Clarke.