Department of Arts and Culture

 
Incubator programme nurtures promising young designers
Incubator programme nurtures promising young designers
Last year, the department of arts and culture (DAC) caught some social media heat for their #wearadoek campaign. Launched in August 2014, DAC called...
Mthethwa invests R34m in national identity
Mthethwa invests R34m in national identity
The government has set aside R34-million to fly the South African flag at every school and to teach South Africans how to sing the national anthem in...
Will Mthethwa censor the arts?
Will Mthethwa censor the arts?
Nathi Mthethwa, whose move from the police ministry to arts and culture has been viewed by some commentators as a demotion, had a controversial...
Nathi Mthethwa: On patrol for the nation's artistic soul
Nathi Mthethwa: On patrol for the nation's artistic soul
Was it a surprise to you that you were given the arts and culture position?No, there is no surprise when you are a cadre of...
Arts department to recoup R2m for no-show R Kelly
Arts department to recoup R2m for no-show R Kelly
The arts and culture department says it will get back its money paid for R Kelly to perform at the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day.
Money rules an art scene left to its own devices
Money rules an art scene left to its own devices
But Jacob Zuma, having offered himself as Unkulunkulu, the divine Zulu father, has found few artists willing to venerate him. Perhaps it is his lack...
Department mum on Venice Biennale exhibition
Department mum on Venice Biennale exhibition
The department of arts and culture has opposed an application to the Western Cape High Court in seeking access to information under the Promotion...
Simphiwe Dana sings praises of stokvel
Simphiwe Dana sings praises of stokvel
Afro-jazz musician Simphiwe Dana has a novel idea for drawing young professionals into fixing the ailing state school system -- a black education...
Doing it by the book
Doing it by the book
The first annual National Book Week suffered a strike-induced hitch on Monday when attendance of school children dropped dramatically on its final...
Theft from museums and churches on the rise
Theft from museums and churches on the rise
Theft of artifacts and "heritage objects" from museums, galleries and churches is on the rise, said Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan on...

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