Media Releases 2014 - 2010
Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Paul Mashatile, will deliver a keynote address during the Sod turning of the Garden of Remembrance and the new Sol Plaatje Hall at the War Museum on Friday, 07 February 2014 in Bloemfontein.
The day of Lesego Motsepe’s passing is one of those days one never wished to come. The news of the passing of Lesego has rocked the South African creative and cultural industries and we are still in shock.
The late President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's 9m bronze statue was unveiled by President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings on 16 December 2013 as part of the Reconciliation Day annual celebrations and the commemoration of the centenary of the Union Buildings.
The arts fraternity in South Africa received with shock and sadness the news of the passing of legendary poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and activist, Amiri Baraka, last Thursday.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) conducted a media conference to announce the line-up of artists to perform during the opening ceremony of the 3rd African Championship of Nations (CHAN) themed: A Place Where Champions Are Celebrated.”
Members of the media are invited to the celebration of Professor Mbulelo Mzamane’s life and legacy, a renowned author, activist, intellectual and academic who passed away on 16 February 2014.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) supports the Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Music Festival 2013 together with Amathole Municipality and Buffalo City. The festival will be held on 22 December 2013 in East London at the Eastern Cape.
As South Africa and the world bid a final farewell to former President Nelson Mandela, our beloved Madiba, the French too will celebrate his life. The South Africa-France Seasons 2012 & 2013, in partnership with the City of Paris and SETE (la Sociète d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel) have arranged a special tribute to Mandela by illuminating the Eiffel Tower between 14-16 December 2013.
Located at Salvokop, in the City of Tshwane, Freedom Park - a National liberation Heritage Monument and an Icon of Humanity and freedom will be playing a major role in honoring the former statesman, Tata Madiba.
The South African Season in France will be paying homage to cinema through fiction, documentaries, short films, animation and other genres in theatres and cinemas until January 2014.