Minister Mthethwa pays tribute to David Bowie who passed away yesterday after a long illness. “David Bowie made a unique, inimitable contribution to pop music. He was a pathfinder and he had his finger on the pulse of our times. We shall miss him,” said Minister Mthethwa.
“Natalie Cole was a songbird supreme, whom we will remember for her nostalgic and thoughtful yet modern musical renditions, especially her hit, Unforgettable, where she paid tribute to the music of her father, Nat King Cole. Now we in turn pay tribute to her.”
When the history book is written of all those outstanding individuals who led exemplary lives and used all their physical, mental and creative energies to take their art to the world, then a special place shall be allotted to the late Banza Kgasoane.
The Imbizo forms part of the Imbizo Focus Week guided by the theme, “Together We Move South Africa Forward”.
We shall forever remember this outstanding actor and veteran broadcaster for his role as Magubane in the popular sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa and as a presenter and commentator on Ukhozi FM.
Ricardo Groenewald, best known for his ballad “I love you Daddy” sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer. He had burst into the music scene when still a child aged 8 years old.
“The revision of the White Paper will overcome policy gaps and challenges, offer solutions and provide short to medium-term recommendations for the Department and the sector, focusing on opportunities to broaden participation in the sector and create sustainable livelihoods. The policy has contributed immensely in the promotion, protection and preservation of the sector including engendering social cohesion and nation building,” said Minister Mthethwa.
Upon its adoption in 1996, the White Paper provided a key
As part of intensifying intra-African cultural co-operation and building support for the Africa month programmes of the Department of Arts and Culture, Minister Mthethwa also met with officials of the African Union Commission for Social Affairs, and paid a courtesy call to the African Union Chairperson,Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of legendary writer and activist, Ms Lauretta Ngcobo, on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Mam’ uNgcobo passed away at the advanced age of eighty-four (84) after a long illness.
“Through his tireless efforts in ensuring that he fills up the Dome, Cassper Nyovest has captured the imagination of all South Africans. He has demonstrated that South African audiences can and do support local acts. This is a victory for Cassper Nyovest and also a triumph for local content.”