Tender Award: DAC 19/17-18 Audio Visual

BID NO:                           DAC 19/17-18

Tender Description:  APPOINTMENT OF A SERVICE PROVIDER TO SOURCE, DELIVER AND IMPLEMENT AN AUDIO – VISUAL SOLUTION INCLUDING A THREE-YEAR MAINTENANCE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE    

Awarded to:                 Ubuntu Technologies

Amount:                        R 4 440 747.82

BBBEE Level :                Level 2

 

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TENDER: Service provider to curate and manage South Africa’s participation in the 58th International Arts Exhibition in Venice from 11 May 2019-24 November 2019

Ref No: DAC 08/18-19

Bid  documents must be submitted to the following address:  The Director-General, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001.  Attention Director Supply Chain Management

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Department of Arts and Culture, 202 Sechaba House, CNR Madiba and Paul Kruger &  Streets, Pretoria, 0001 (Opposite the High Court)

Closing date: 03 Aug 2018 at 11:00 (please note that the correct date is 3 not 8 August)

Download: 58th International Arts Exhibition in Venice

Appointment of a Service Provider for Installation of Flags and Flagpoles as part of Phase Five of Flag in Every School Project for the 2018/2019 Financial Year

Erratum Notice/ Amendment: Kindly note that tender DAC 07/18-19 which was advertised on tender bulletin, briefing session will be on the 29 June 2018 at 11:00am at National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, 24 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria 0001

Download: DAC 07 – 18-19

Download: Flag in every school list

Minister Mthethwa to hand over Certificates of Authentication of the Freedom Charter to NARSSA

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 officially hand over Certificates of Authentication of the Freedom Charter to the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa (NARSSA) and Liliesleaf Trust at the Liliesleaf Heritage Site, Rivonia in Sandton.

The event forms part of the celebrations of the listing and registration of the Freedom Charter in the National Estate Register provided for in the NARSSA legislation. The process and authentication of the Freedom Charter was a process initiated by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, in order to list the Freedom Charter in the National Estate Register.

The year 2015 was declared the year of the Freedom Charter by the former State President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma. Since then, different events marked the centenary of the historic document adopted in Kliptown in 1955. Amongst others, was the national oral history conference held in KwaZulu Natal on October 2015, hosted by the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 10h00
Venue: Liliesleaf Heritage Site, Rivonia in Sandton

Media RSVP: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba at Cell: 074 478 7681 / mthuthuzelin@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries: Contact Zimasa Velaphi at 072 172 8925 /zimasav@dac.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture

Bids received for the appointment of a Travel Management Company to provide travel management services to the Department of Arts and Culture for the period of 36 months

Bids received for the following Tender:

Appointment of a Service Provider to provide travel management services to the Department of Arts and Culture for the Period of 36 months: TRAVEL TENDER RECIEVED DAC 04

For more info: Contact Mr. Tuelo Thubisi (012) 441 3504

 

Minister Nathi Mthethwa to hold Imbizo at Ga-Mafefe Village in Limpopo

The Minister of Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa will hold an Imbizo with practitioners in the arts, culture and heritage sector at Ga-Mafefe village in Limpopo. Minister Mthethwa will also handover musical instruments to some of the local artists as part of government’s commitment to develop arts, culture and heritage sector in all regions of the country.

The Imbizo will mobilise all the role players within arts, culture and heritage sector not only to actively participate in this programme, but also to forge partnerships with government to build a better life for all.

The day will mark a period of intensified activity where the Minister will interact with the ordinary members of the public. This will assist to identify where there are still shortcomings in order to ensure there is continuous effort to improve service delivery.

Whilst Imbizo is an effective forum for enhancing dialogue, promoting public participation and interaction between government and people, it also provides an opportunity for government to communicate its programme of action and the progress being made to improve the lives of the people.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

DATE     : 25 June 2018 (Monday)

TIME      : 10h00

VENUE  : Ga-Mafefe Drop in Centre, Next to Tribal Office, Limpopo Province.

Media RSVP: James Mathibeng at Cell: 078 802 8851 / jamesma@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries please Contact Zimasa Velaphi at 072 172 8925.

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Minister Nathi Mthethwa to officially open Tshing Community Library in Ventersdorp

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa together with the MEC of Arts and Traditional Affairs, Ontlametse Mochware invite members of the media to the official opening of the newly constructed Tshing Community Library as part of Government ongoing efforts to create a reading nation. The event will take place on Thursday, 14 June  2018 at Tshing Library, JB Marks Local Municipality, Ventersdorp in North West.

Thousands of children from rural schools around Tshing and other neighboring communities are set to benefit from this structure built to bring access to library service and learning tools closer to people of all ages. This library will be fully equipped with all the necessary resources and books that will allow easy access to information.

The community will also have access to the use of computers with internet that will assist mostly job seekers, especially unemployed graduates and youth on their career development and access to information.

The newly constructed library has designated areas for all levels of development from foundation to tertiary education including material for reading for fun in order to create and enhance a culture of reading.

The event will unfold as follows:

Date                : Thursday, 14 June 2018

Time               : 10h30

Venue            : Tshing Library, JB Marks Local Municipality, Ventersdorp in North West

Media RSVP: Madimetja Moleba at Cell: 066 301 4675 /madimetjam@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries please Contact Zimasa Velaphi at 072 172 8925.

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Minister Nathi Mthethwa to commemorate International Albinism Day at Hlalakanihle in Witbank, Mpumalanga

Members are the press are invited to witness the commemoration of International Albinism Day, taking place this Wednesday at Hlalanikahle in Witbank. This year’s commemoration is taking place under the theme: “Shining Our Light To The World”

This crucial global occasion with be commemorated in South Africa this year.

We cannot propagate and perpetuate self-hate when we hunt some amongst us. We kill them. We dismember them. We dig up their bodies from their graves. They are hunted in life and in death. We have started to fight this unforgivable intolerance. Our treatment of those living with Albinism is beyond intolerance, it is the height of inhumanity. We need to fight discrimination against people with albinism with the same vigour that we fought apartheid.” – Hon Minister Nathi Mthethwa

Minister Mthethwa made this statement at the launch of the Department of Arts and Culture’s #AlbinismActivismCampaign on the 4th of May 2018. It was at this launch that the gifted South African music outfit comprising youth living with albinism sang the heart wrenching song:

“Nothing in their bodies is a lucky charm. Nothing in their bodies will heal any sickness. Siyabuza: Senzeni na? Thina siyabuza: What have we done?” – Bob And the Binoes “Senzeni Na?”

On November 18, 2014, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day. This historic resolution confirmed the global focus on albinism advocacy.

The International Albinism Day Commemoration will take place as follows:

DATE:        Wednesday 13 June 2018

VENUE:     Hlakanikahle, Witbank, Mpumalanga

TIMES:       08h30: “Remembrance & Hope” Tree planting at J. Khananda Primary school and Leonard Ntshuntshe Secondary School. Walk from the school to the Hlalanikahle Community Hall

10h30: Official programme commences.

For further information, and interview requests please contact: Asanda Magaqa, Spokesperson for the Minister of Arts and Culture – 072 372 6807 and asandam@dac.gov.za

 

Statement by Minister Mthethwa on the process of renaming airports and the ministry’s role in the matter

The issue of the renaming of Airports in the country has been one that has been topical in recent weeks. While numerous individuals and entities have added their voices to the deafening chorus of what airport names should be changed to what, the Ministry wishes to advise that Minister is closely monitoring the ongoing discussions including what has emanated from public consultations nationwide.

Firstly, Minister Nathi Mthethwa would like to express his thankfulness to the hundreds of people who have participated in the public consultation process to register their preferred names for the new name planned for Cape Town International Airport. It is encouraging to note that the name-changing process has deeply moved hundreds of citizens to play an active role in the country’s hard-earned participatory democracy. Now that we have finally reached the cut-off deadline, which was at midnight on the 6th of June 2018, Minister Mthethwa will go ahead to exercise his prerogative, guided by both the rule of law and the will of the people.

A name-change is a complex and sensitive issue. Meaning and Context of a Name-Change is significant, and in this regard, it should be noted that a name-change is an internationally accepted practice fully supported and endorsed by the United Nations that (i) countries have the sovereign right to standardize names and (ii) can decide what name to give for each feature in that country should be or how it should be spelt. In fact, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission recommended that the renaming of geographic features be a form of “symbolic reparation” to address an unjust past.

According to the South African Geographical Names Council Act (Act No. 118 of 1998) the Minister of Arts and Culture is responsible for the approval of geographical names after receiving recommendations from the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC).

“The renaming process always brings a contestation of ideas. The airport names in particular are more emotive. Our responsibility is that once the process has been followed through the SAGNC, we then have the final say, with all things including inputs considered. I am not surprised when people come up with different names for the renaming of airports, but in the final analysis there are things that need to be looked into with the recommendations from the council itself.” – Hon. Nathi Mthethwa

The SAGNC is only responsible for geographical features of national concern including, but not limited to, towns/cities, suburbs and any form of human settlement, post offices, stations, highways, airports and government dams.  The SAGNC is also responsible for natural landforms like mountains, hills, rivers, streams, bays, headlands and islands.

Since airports are administered by National Department of Transport through the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) it is within their mandate to process their renaming through the South African Geographical Names Council.

Below are the steps that have and are currently being followed to effect the proposed name changes:

1)     The Minister/Department of Transport through ACSA should initiate consultation in relation to the proposed changes or coordinate any of such process from the public or any stakeholder.

2)     A notice in terms of Promotion of Administrative Justice Act of 2000 (where an intention to change the names will be stated clearly and the public will be asked to comment).  At the same time there should be consultation with all affected families whose names will be used to give written permission for use of those names and they can also advise on the format in which names should appear on signage (if some of the airports will be named after people).

3)     Once all the inputs have been collected the South African Geographical Names Council’s application forms should be completed taking into consideration the inputs from the public, stakeholders and affected families or their representatives.  Then the application form is taken to the relevant Geographical Names Provincial Committees (e.g. if an Airport is in Western Cape Then Western Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee, KwaZulu-Natal then KZN Provincial Geographical Names Committee, Eastern Cape Then Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee etc.) for processing.

4)     The relevant Provincial Committees will then forward the application forms to the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC) after they have checked that the applications comply with the guidelines as stated in the Handbook on Geographical Names.  For example, checking if the name is not offensive or a duplication of an existing one, proper consultation with relevant stakeholders etc.

5)     The South African Geographical Names Council will then take a decision on the proposals and recommend for the Minister of Arts and Culture’s approval or rejection taking into consideration the South African Geographical Names Council Act (Act No. 118 of 1998) and the Handbook on Geographical Names.

6)     Once the names have been approved by the Minister, they will then be published in the Government Gazette which will mean that they are official.  The Department of Transport and ACSA will then have to implement the official names as soon as possible.  This can take form of events to unveil the names and installing proper signage.at the airports and on relevant roads.

7)     The process can take up to 4 months if there are no legal challenges and objections.

8)     In terms of the Section 10 (3) any person or body dissatisfied with a geographical name approved by the Minister may, within one month from the date of publication of the geographical name in the Gazette, lodge a complaint in writing to the Minister.

9)     The Minister may refer the complaint to the Council for advice. Then the Minister must inform the complainant of the decision on the complaint and the reasons for the decision.

For further information, and interview requests please contact: Asanda Magaqa, Spokesperson for the Minister of Arts and Culture – 072 372 6807 and asandam@dac.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Arts and Culture