Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to continue the National Archives Awareness Week in Ermelo

11 May 2016

Deputy of Art and Culture-Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi_blogArts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi through the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa will on 12 May 2016 in Msukaligwa Local Municipality Hall in Ermelo continue the National Archives Awareness Week under the theme: “Archives for the protection of human rights, transparency and good governance”.  The 2016 Archives Awareness Week forms part of the 2nd annual Africa Month celebrations under the theme, “Building a Better Africa and a Better World”.

The Deputy Minister Ms Mabudafhasi will be joined by the Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation, MEC, Ms Norah Mahlangu-Mabena.

Declared by the International Council on Archives (ICA), National Archives Awareness Week amongst others seeks to promote the importance of good record keeping practices, engage communities around the importance of archives in the preservation of societal memory and to popularise the profession.

The Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi will also visit Ermelo Primary School at 07:30 to instil and entrench our African identity prior to the launch. The visit to the school will include hoisting of the national flag, promotion of the correct etiquette of singing the National Anthem and African Union Anthem as well as the promotion of constitutional values through recitation of the Preamble of the Constitution in different languages.

Members of the Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date    : 12 May 2016

Venue : Msukaligwa Local Municipality Hall, Ermelo Mpumalanga

Time   : 09:00 am


RSVP: Obed Makgoale: 079 311 8546:

Media enquiries: Peter Mbelengwa – Spokesperson for the Deputy Minister – Cell: 082 611 8197 / Email:

Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture

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