President Zuma to officiate at the wreath laying ceremony on Mr Oliver Tambo

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 27 October 2016, lead the wreath-laying ceremony in memory of the late ANC President Oliver Reginald Tambo in Wattville, Benoni.

Annually during the month of October, the City of Ekurhuleni leads a month-long programme of activities in commemoration of the life of Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo and his wife Dr Adelaide Tambo. Themed “Celebrating the life, times and legacy of O.R Tambo, 99 years and counting towards the centenary” this year’s celebrations would have coincided with the stalwart’s 99th birthday.

OR Tambo shaped the foreign policy of the democratic South Africa and laid a firm foundation as the foremost diplomat and face of the ANC during the most difficult time in the country’s history.

 Details of the event are as follows:

Venue               : Tamboville Cemetery, Wattville, Benoni, Ekurhuleni.

Time                 : 11:00

Date                 : 27 October 2016

We wish to request media attending the proceedings to please send their details to Themba Gadebe on 076 303 7594 or themba.gadebe@ekurhuleni.gov.za and Hlomani Baloyi on 083 276 1295 or hlomanibaloyi@gmail.com

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or bongani@presidency.gov.za

Issued by: The Presidency

Pretoria

www.thepresidency.gov.za

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The Department of Arts and Culture celebrates the World Day for Audio Visual Heritage

The National Film, Video and Sound Archives Unit  will celebrate the World Day for Audio Visual Heritage under the theme, “It’s your story – don’t lose it ” on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at the Department of Arts and Culture Events Hall in Arcadia,  Pretoria.

On the 27th October 1980, the UNESCO’s General Conference adopted the recommendation for the “safeguarding and preservation of moving images”, the first international instrument to declare the cultural and historical importance of film and television recordings, and calling for decisive steps to ensure their preservation. In response to a proposal by the Czech Republic in October 2005, UNESCO’s General Conference approved the proclamation of 27 October as the annual World Day for Audio-visual Heritage.

The day is aimed at raising general awareness on the importance of audio-visual documents as part of our priceless heritage, our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge. Sound recordings and moving images in any form are vulnerable, and easily discarded or deliberately destroyed. Unless public awareness of the importance of preservation is increased, this trend will continue. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large.

This event will also create a platform where filmmakers, musicians and audiovisual industry pioneers will be lobbied to donate their collections to the National Film, Video and Sound Archives and it will be a good opportunity to promote the Legal Deposit Act.

The event is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date    :        27 October 2016

Time   :        09:00

Venue :        Department of Arts and Culture, Events Hall (Ground floor),

Corner  Stanza Bopape & Steve Biko street, Arcadia, Pretoria

 

Media RSVPs: Obed Mokgoale: 079 311 8546 /obedm@dac.gov.za or Prince Njaju: 071 997 4820: princenj@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries: Teresa Magidela: 060 601 7724/TeresaM@dac.gov.za

 

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Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

 

 

Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to unveil the Valoyi Va- Tsong Cultural Village and Museum

Media Invitation

Attention   : Editors and Journalists

Date              : 03 October 2016

The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi invites members of the media to the official unveiling of the Valoyi Va-Tsonga(N’wamitwa) Cultural Village and Museum.  Funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, the Cultural Village and Museum is aimed at promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the Valoyi Va–Tsonga people.

The cultural village will encompass a museum to preserve and conserve heritage objects; a craft center and ten thatched rondavels that will serve as accommodation facilities as well as spaces for artistic performances, rituals and indigenous knowledge systems.

The project is also part of the transformation of the South African Heritage Landscape aimed at educating the present and future generation about their history and heritage.

 The event will take place as follows:

 DMDate: 06 October 2016

Time: 09:00

Venue: N’wamitwa (Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality)

Media RSVPs: Ms Patience Mogomotsi, patiencemo@dac.gov.za, 071 680 6709

Media enquiries : Mr Peter Mbelengwa, petermb@dac.gov.za, 082 611 8197

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

Call for media accreditation registration for the 30th Anniversary of Samora Machel’s tragic death

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 30th Anniversary of the Samora Machel taking place on Monday, 17 October 2016 at the Samora Machel Museum in Mbuzini, Nkomazi Municipality, Mpumalanga Province.

The South African and Mozambique governments will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Samora Machel’s tragic death under the theme, “Commemorating 30 Years of selfless service and dedication to the people of Southern Africa, We remember them.” The theme reminds us to honour and express our gratitude to those who dedicated their lives to ensure that our country achieved freedom and democracy that all of us enjoy today.

To apply for media accreditation, kindly complete online registration form on the link http://www.gcis.gov.za/content/media-registration Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 03 October 2016 at 16h00

You are kindly requested to verify your details when completing your registration form. Details for collection of accreditation cards will be communicated in due course.

 For enquiries please contact:

 Madimetja Moleba: 072 842 6594/012 441 3737/ madimetjam@dac.gov.za  or  Noni Moimane: 076 964 9610/ 012 473 0277/ noni@gcis.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture

 

Arts and Culture to host a dialogue on Heritage Month in Kimberley

Heritage Month 23 Sept 16The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture will host a dialogue on Heritage Month.

Focusing on the role that history and heritage can play in bridging socio-historical divisions and in fostering social cohesion and nation building on the 23rd of September 2016 at William Humphrey Art Gallery in Kimberley.

The dialogue is a build-up event towards National Heritage Day celebrations taking place on 24 September 2016 at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley where Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to give a keynote address.

The panellists include Yvonne Mokgoro – former Justice of the Constitutional Court, Professor Muxe Nkondo – former Vice Chancellor of the University of Venda, Ms Ashanteewa Archer- Ngidi, Director: Afrikology Institute and Dr Bheki Mngomezulu – CEO: Mzala Nxumalo Centre.

South Africa celebrates the 2016 Heritage Month under the theme, “Celebrating our human treasures by Asserting our African identity” to highlighting the role played by the Living Human Treasures, our living legends in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage.

Let us, this month of September fully assert our identity, share our knowledge with others, engage in conversations to expand cultural understanding, and move towards each other, so that our cultural diversity can coalesce into common threads that build this country and this economy.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Event : Heritage Month Dialogue

Date   : 23 September 2016

Time  : 13h00

Venue: William Humphrey Art Gallery, Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre Kimberley Northern Cape

Media RSVP: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba 074 478 7681/ MthuthuzeliN@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries : Teresa Magidela 060 601 7724 / TeresaM@dac.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture to inaugurate the Legal Deposit Committee

The Acting Director General for the Department of Arts and Culture, Mr Vusi Ndima, will on Thursday, 22 September 2016 meet with Legal Deposit Committee for its first inaugural meeting at National Library of South Africa in Pretoria, Gauteng.  The Minister of Arts and Culture appointed Legal Deposit Committee with effect from 01 July 2016 – 30 June 2019. Continue reading

Media accreditation cards for Heritage Day

Details are as follows:-

Venue: Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, Hulana Street, Galeshewe, Kimberley

  • Day 1: 21 September 2016 from 12h00 to 18h00
  • Day 2: 22 September 2016 from 09h00 to 19h00
  • Day 3: 23 September 2016 from 09h00 to 19h00
  • Day 4: 24 September 2016 from 07h00 to 11h00

NB: You are required to bring your ID Book and Press Card or letter from the editor when collecting accreditation card.

Media accreditation enquiries: James Mathibeng, 078 802 8851/ Morapedi Sekhoane 078 944 0200

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

Minister Nathi Mthethwa to deliver a keynote address at the 19th annual BASA Awards in Johannesburg

minister-mthetwa-at-moshitoArts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will today, 19 September 2016 deliver a keynote address at the 19th annual BASA Awards to be held at Shine Studios, 115 Smit St & Henri Street, Johannesburg.

Hosted annually,  the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) celebrates partnerships between business and the arts and is intended to highlight and acknowledge innovative and successful sponsorship of the arts by the business sector to ensure that the arts in South Africa continue to thrive. It is open to all companies sponsoring arts events, large and small. Each award category has equal value, and the award itself is an original commissioned artwork. Through its work, Business and Arts South Africa continues to secure the future development of the arts, by facilitating greater involvement of the private sector in the arts.

The Government through the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) strongly believe that the arts have an important contribution to make towards ongoing efforts to grow the economy, create jobs and fight poverty. It is for this reason that the department is engaging various government departments to ensure that the arts, culture and heritage sector is accorded the necessary recognition as a significant contributor to economic growth and job creation.

Members of the Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date                : Monday, 19 September 2016

Time               : 18:00

Venue            : Shine Studios, Johannesburg, 115 Smit St & Henri Street, Johannesburg, 2001

RSVP              : Mr James Mathibeng, 078 802 8851, Jamesma@dac,gov.za;

For more information, please contact: Ms Lisa Combrinck Spokesperson to the Minister: Cell: 082 821 4886

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

Minister Nathi Mthethwa to deliver a keynote address at the 19th annual BASA Awards in Johannesburg

Mthethwa on SABCArts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will today, 19 September 2016 deliver a keynote address at the 19th annual BASA Awards to be held at Shine Studios, 115 Smit St & Henri Street, Johannesburg.

Hosted annually,  the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) celebrates partnerships between business and the arts and is intended to highlight and acknowledge innovative and successful sponsorship of the arts by the business sector to ensure that the arts in South Africa continue to thrive. It is open to all companies sponsoring arts events, large and small. Each award category has equal value, and the award itself is an original commissioned artwork. Through its work, Business and Arts South Africa continues to secure the future development of the arts, by facilitating greater involvement of the private sector in the arts.

The Government through the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) strongly believe that the arts have an important contribution to make towards ongoing efforts to grow the economy, create jobs and fight poverty. It is for this reason that the department is engaging various government departments to ensure that the arts, culture and heritage sector is accorded the necessary recognition as a significant contributor to economic growth and job creation.

Members of the Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date                : Monday, 19 September 2016

Time               : 18:00

Venue            : Shine Studios, Johannesburg, 115 Smit St & Henri Street, Johannesburg, 2001

RSVP              : Mr James Mathibeng, 078 802 8851, Jamesma@dac,gov.za;