Media Releases 2014 - 2010

04 Dec 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture together with the Department of Basic Education, partner with John Kani and Nobulali Productions for a project that is a first of its kind in South Africa.

29 Nov 2013

The South African Season in France will see the end of the year vibrate and resonate through word and body, thanks to superb upcoming theatrical projects.

23 Nov 2013

Celebrated South African tenor Bongani Tembe, is due to perform the South African national anthem accompanied by the French Orchestra of the Republican Guard at the start of the centennial rugby test match between France and South Africa at the Stade de France in Paris.

20 Nov 2013

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Paul Mashatile congratulates Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer on her 90th Birthday. A political activist, Gordimer championed the disenfranchised in her novels.

15 Nov 2013

Innovative measures to support funding for local content, collaboration to maximise limited resources and strategic government interventions were some of the critical issues raised at the Fourth National Film Indaba in Johannesburg this week.

07 Nov 2013

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will on the 14th and 15th of November 2013 host a National Film Indaba with the aim of bringing together key film industry stakeholders to help draft the industry’s response to the National Development Plan and the Revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage

31 Oct 2013

Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile is proud to announce details of a documentary feature film which has uncovered new information on Nelson Mandela's journey through Africa, with a Makarov pistol, given to him by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1962.

30 Oct 2013

The Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, has hailed the relations South Africa has with France, which have resulted in a number of agreements since the two countries entered into cooperation in 2004.

16 Oct 2013

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile sends his warmest wishes to all Muslims, as they begin celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice.

04 Oct 2013

The world's entertainment capital takes on a distinctly South African flavour this weekend, when the Department of Arts and Culture launches the inaugural South African Arts Festival 2013 (SAAF), in Downtown Los Angeles in the United States. SAAF 2013 will showcase seven local films and seven musicians representing the diversity of the South African experience at free events over two days.
The Festival is part of the Department’s Mzansi Golden Economy Strategy, which aims to place arts, culture and heritage at the centre of efforts to create sustainable livelihoods, skills development and economic growth, by amongst others, opening up new markets for South Africa’s creative talent.