Media Releases 2019 - 2015

11 Jun 2019

Due to urgent events, the Ministry regrets that the Media Briefing that was scheduled for 10h30 on Tuesday, 11 June 2019 at the Government Communication Information Systems (GCIS) has to be postponed to a later time, we will make further announcement later.

08 Jun 2019

The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture rejects with the contempt it deserves that it has failed to support the South African Arts and Culture Youth Forum (SAACYF).

15 May 2019

The ArtbankSA, a national programme of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), is issuing a call to South African artists to apply for their contemporary artwork acquisition. The ArtbankSA is part of the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy implementation and is hosted by the National Museum Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. The programme annually considers acquiring special pieces of art for its own growing permanent collection.

25 Apr 2019

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will undertake a courtesy visit to the Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance construction site in Hanky, Eastern Cape on Friday 26 April 2019.

22 Apr 2019

Minister Nathi Mthethwa wishes to advise members of the press that he has received and accepted the report from the National Arts Council (NAC) following the disciplinary enquiry into its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms Rosemary Mangope.

16 Mar 2019

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.

28 Feb 2019

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.

24 Feb 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.

13 Feb 2019

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

08 Feb 2019

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.