25 Jun 2018

Minister Mthethwa wishes to convey his deepest sympathy to the family of legendary, and arguably one of the longest practicing award-winning photojournalists, David Goldblatt, at this sad time of his passing.

21 Jun 2018

Minister Mthethwa has learnt of the fresh legal challenge that has been or is being launched by Siyandisa Music (Pty) Ltd at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria seeking the relief that amongst others- it be the exclusive licensee of the intellectual property (IP) of Miriam Makeba.

17 Jun 2018

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is disappointed and dismayed to read the reportage of journalist Charl Blignaut in City Press today pertaining to the North Gauteng High Court outcome two weeks ago that favoured the Miriam Makeba Foundation and the ZK Makeba Trust in the interdict application brought by Siyandisa Music.

12 Jun 2018

The issue of the renaming of Airports in the country has been one that has been topical in recent weeks. While numerous individuals and entities have added their voices to the deafening chorus of what airport names should be changed to what, the Ministry wishes to advise that Minister is closely monitoring the ongoing discussions including what has emanated from public consultations nationwide.

15 Apr 2018

In March this year Minister Nathi Mthethwa read media reports on online platforms with statements that the government of Britain had expressed reservations about South Africa’s intention to expropriate land without compensation.

12 Apr 2018

The Minister of Arts and Culture, HE Mr Nathi Mthethwa visited Angola on the invitation of counterpart, HE Mrs Carolina Cerqueira.

The purpose of the meeting was to follow up on commitments made in the “Agreement of Cooperation” (PoC) in the field of “Arts and Culture and Programme of Cooperation”. The Ministers agreed to fast track the implementation of the Agreement and recommend the renewal of the PoC.

During the visit, the two Ministers visited several sites of historical importance to both countries in Luanda and Cuando Cubango Provinces. Together with the areas incorporated in the PoC, the Ministers agreed to prioritize the following:

11 Apr 2018

The Ministry of Arts and Culture has been following media reports on the home once occupied by struggle stalwart, the “Mother of the Nation” and former Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture (DAC) Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

11 Apr 2018

The Ministry of Arts and Culture has been following media reports on the home once occupied by struggle stalwart, the “Mother of the Nation” and former Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture (DAC) Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

24 Jan 2018

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday, 26 January 2018 pay a special visit to Embabe Primary School, KwaMbonambi in Richards Bay as part of the Government’s Back to School campaign. During the visit, Minister Mthethwa will donate school uniforms including bag packs to over 350 underprivileged learners form 7 schools in KwaMbonambi.

10 Jan 2018

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation for the burial and commemoration of the renowned liberation struggle stalwart and South African's National Poet Laureate Prof Kgositsile. Members of the media are invited to apply for accereditation for the burial and commemoration of the renowned liberation struggle stalwart and South African's National Poet Laureate Prof Kgositsile.

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