Media Releases 2014 - 2010
The Launch of the South African Library Week by the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) successfully took place on 15 March 2014
Kalahari Desert Festival 2014 yet again promises to be one of the most exciting happenings on the Northern Cape calendar for this year.
Like in 2013, when the first KDF was presented in the red dunes on one of the Kalahari farms belonging to the Khomani San community, visitors will be able to partake in this celebration of traditional music, arts, culture and language for the preservation of the Bushmen and other inhabitants of the Kalahari. The Khomani will once again host the festival on the farm Erin (-26.950611 , 20.666307)
It is all systems go for the Mapungubwe Arts Festival on the 17th to the 23rd March 2014. All other logistics are in place for the success of the festival to take place in the Limpopo capital City of Stars - Polokwane.
The week-long festival will kick start with the street parade/carnival showcasing the diverse culture of Limpopo from Department of Sport, Arts and Culture building - Olympic Towers to the SABC Park at 10:00 on the 17th of March 2014. The Street carnival will be featuring the following cultural groups: Penny Penny, Combo Maruapula, Rabson Rambuwana and many more.
Between the 18th-19th of March 2014, the department will host Mapungubwe Heritage theatre featuring Paul Rapetsoa at Jack Botes Hall at 17:00.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is proud to announce its support for the Cape Town Carnival. The Department of Arts and Culture has supported the event since its inception in 2009.
Arts and Culture Minster, Mr Paul Mashatile, has learned with shock the passing of Mama Mahlangu, a stalwart of our struggle for freedom and democracy.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) continues its support for the Cape Town Infecting the City Public Arts Festival through the Mzansi Golden Economy Strategy. This annual event is hosted by the Department in partnership with the Africa Centre.
Entry into the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard is now open to business and arts partnerships covering the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013.
Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, Africa and those in the Diaspora congratulate Lupita Nyong’o for winning the prestigious awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the movie, 12 Years a Slave, at the 86th Academy Awards (Oscars).
The 2014 edition of the festival will include workshops and film screenings facilitated by South African activists and artists.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) continues its support for young designers through the Emerging Creatives Programme, a partnership between the Department and the Design Indaba.