Media Releases 2019 - 2015
Members of the press are hereby advised that Minister Nathi Mthethwa has learnt that a suspect in the theft of millions of rand from the Living Legends Trust has been arrested. The man, whose permanent address is in Johannesburg was arrested in by the Hawks in Durban on Saturday.
The South African Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu of Natal Collective to curate The South African Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition. The South African Pavilion will showcase works by the artists Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Mawande Ka Zenzile from 11 May to 24 November 2019.
On 31 August 2018, Minister Nathi Mthethwa penned a message of hope and well wishes to Mama Dorothy Masuku, having paid her a visit on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Prior to this, he had been made aware of Mama Masuku’s ill health and subsequent hospitalisation.
The Minister of Arts and Culture established a preparatory team for the national conference of CCIFSA. This team is constituted by the CCIFSA executive and the six Creative Industry Task Team (CITT) representatives
The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) was formed in 2015 as a unifying body to champion the interests of the cultural and creative sector and to represent its interests. Much has been done since that inaugural elective conference in Mangaung to organise the sector.
Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) has in residence, the heritage sites, museums and monuments of the country. It also has under its stewardship, various reporting entities.
With deep shock and sorrow, Minister Nathi Mthethwa has learnt of the passing of Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi on Wednesday. Mr Mtukudzi was a musician par excellence, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region.
It is with deep shock and extreme revulsion that Minister Nathi Mthethwa has received a report from the Living Legends Legacy Programme (LLLP) Executive Committee of the siphoning and alleged theft of an amount of R8 million deposited by the Department of Arts and Culture from the Living Legends Trust bank account.
Members of the press are hereby advised that the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has instructed his attorneys to immediately initiate legal action against Mr Eugene Mthethwa for remarks made against the Minister at the memorial service of the late Mr Dan Tshanda this past Friday and repeated to a Sunday News publication that was published this Sunday.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of the legendary, venerable icon and music maestro of note- Mr Dan Tshanda. Mr Tshanda died aged 54, of reported heart failure on Saturday.