16 Jan 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

06 Sep 2013

Art workMinister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile launched the Heritage Month during a media briefing on Monday 3 September 2013 in Sandton. The theme for this year's Heritage Month is “Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our heritage”.

Prior to 1994 our museums and monuments were accessible only to a few and reflected the experiences and political ideals of the minority. Through this theme the DAC seeks to reaffirm and promote Liberation Heritage as an integral part of South Africa`s living heritage to the youth, in particular the “born free” generation.

17 Jul 2013

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), will be marking international Mandela Day 2013, in Thokoza Park at 7.30am by nominating the White Stinkwood planted by Nelson Mandela in 2008, as a champion tree.

12 Jul 2013

The Department of Arts and Culture hosted a workshop to present a revised draft White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage to its stakeholders on 12 July 2013.

04 Jul 2013

Pretoria - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has promised a ground-breaking and spectacular inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day at the FNB stadium on Saturday, 17 August.

10 Jun 2013

Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile,  is set to participate in a high level thematic debate on “Culture and Development” to be hosted on Wednesday 12 June 2013, at the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Convened by the President of the General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the debate will discuss how culture can be used as an enabler and driver for development.  It’s hoped the discussions will feed into talks on the Post 2015 global development agenda.

06 May 2013

Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, today launched the South African Season in France 2013 with the announcement that more than 800 South Africans, including artists, academics and sportsmen, are set to benefit from the bilateral venture which aims to strengthen people-to-people relations between France and South Africa.