Department of Arts and Culture

 
W. Cape ANC will use dismal showing to launch 2021 municipal fight back
W. Cape ANC will use dismal showing to launch 2021 municipal fight back
The ANC in the Western Cape says the 2019 provincial poll is a platform for the party to retake the City of Cape Town in the 2021 local government...
Dance Umbrella finds new home
Dance Umbrella finds new home
After existing in South Africa for 30 years, the Dance Umbrella festival celebrated its last run in March last year because of funding woes.
Arts department messes up again
Arts department messes up again
A month ago, South African artists, among them Amanda Black and Natalia Molebatsi, were in Nairobi for something dubbed the South Africa Cultural Seasons in Kenya. Naming the...
Celebrate Africa Month this May
Celebrate Africa Month this May
The theme for Africa Month 2018 is “A Year of Nelson Mandela: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. The department of arts and culture...
Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
Many years ago, around the time my first novel came out, I received an email within a month of its publication from a gentleman called Peter Rorvik...
‘From No Fixed Place’, a space appears
‘From No Fixed Place’, a space appears
If we purposefully make space for any group that has been prevented from participation and representation — pushed to the margins, or erased...
Snapshots of a living poem
Snapshots of a living poem
Some hours after ringing in the new year, I received a message from a friend. The poet and friend to many writers of my generation, Professor...
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...

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