Minister Mthethwa hosted a consultative meeting on the transformation of the heritage landscape at Freedom Park, Pretoria on Friday 17 April.
We have noted the defacing of Paul Kruger statue on Church Square in Pretoria, Tshwane. This happens soon after student protests have been raging around the matter of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. These developments threaten to or have spread to other campuses and communities around the country.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is delighted to learn that comedian and TV personality, Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the popular 'Daily Show'.
We have noted the protest that has been raging around the matter of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. However, I am in a position to confirm that we have not yet received any formal application for the removal of any statue in any part of the country.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the popular multi-talented kwaito music artist, comedian, television and movie producer ‘Senyaka’ Kekana. I have been informed that he died following a short illness.
We wish to acknowledge and celebrate the success of the inaugural conference of the Creative & Cultural Industries Federation of South Africa.
It is with immense pride and elation that I congratulate Songeziwe Mahlangu for winning the coveted Etisalat Prize for Literature with his debut novel, Penumbra (Kwela; 2013). He was announced as the winner of this prestigious African prize in a ceremony held in Nigeria recently.
Dept of Arts and Culture in partnership with Africa Centre is proud to host the annual Cape Town Infecting The City (ITC), Public Arts Festival.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the violent death of the popular rap and hip-hop musical artist, Nkululeko Habedi, better known as “Flabba”. I have been informed that he was stabbed to death at his home in Alexandra Township.
It was with deep shock and sadness that we learned of the passing on of multi-award winning Radio DJ and champion of traditional music, Saba “Zawu-Zawu” Mbixane.