Department of Arts and Culture

 
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...
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...

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