Arts and Culture supports the Celebration of International Archives Day

The Department of Arts and Culture through the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa will celebrate International Archives Day tomorrow, Thursday, 09 June 2016 at The National Archives Building in Arcadia, Pretoria. The event will be celebrated under the theme: “Archives for Harmony and Friendship”.

Declared by the Round Table of the International Council on Archives (CITRA) in 2007, The day is celebrated internationally by the archival community to inculcate the importance of proper record keeping practices as a way of promoting transparent, accountable and democratic governance globally.

The International Archives Day will be opened for the members of the public to visit the National and Provincial Archives to conduct research and learn about the interdisciplinary nature of archives in its holdings, including topics on the Rivonia Treason Trial, Oral History Recordings of the 1956 Women’s March, of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The National and Provincial Archival Services of South Africa strive to make information accessible to all South Africans. Members of the media are invited to attend.

Members of the Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date: 09 June 2016
Venue: National Archives Building, 24 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, PRETORIA
Time: 09:00 am
RSVP: Obed Makgoale: 079 311 8546: ObedM@dac.gov.za
Media enquiries: Teresa Magidela: 060 601 7724: TeresaM@dac.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture

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