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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts & Culture


Arts and Culture play a crucial role in nation-building as well as in developing

a new national identity reflective of our democracy.

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Defacing of Statues in KZN

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KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has called on the Department to head talks with students and academics in the province over the controversy surrounding the defacing of public symbols. She has also requested the Department’s Oral History unit to coordinate community conversations to encourage dialogue on the issue.   As the Department that […]



KZN DAC Denounces Xenophobic Attacks in the Province

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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has strongly condemned the recent xenophobic attacks in the province. She has called on the people of KZN to show Ubuntu and play their role in creating a socially cohesive province. South Africa is currently celebrating Freedom Month as well as 60 years of the Freedom […]



AMENDED VACANCIES CIRCULAR NUMBER 08 OF 2015 (15/03/2015)

1. The Department of Arts and Culture issues this circular as per the provisions of the Public Service Regulations, Part VIII, C.2 and emphasizes the fact that the Public Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 2. This circular and its contents must be brought to the attention of all eligible officials on your […]



2015/2016 INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture hereby invites applications for internship opportunities that exist in the Department. Applications are invited from unemployed youth between 18-35 years of age, with relevant Degree/National Diploma. Successful interns will be expected to enter into a 12-month contract. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of about +R4 300. Click […]



The reality of HIV/Aids in 2014

THE REALITY OF HIV/AIDS IN 2014; Khethukuthula Lembethe   For many, the reality of HIV/Aids only sinks in when someone they care about is infected with the virus. There are more than six million South Africans living with the disease, with KwaZulu-Natal continuing to have the highest HIV prevalence in the country. The HIV/AIDS pandemic knows no race […]



The Art Of Freedom

THE ART OF FREEDOM; Khethukuthula Lembethe   The African nation always finds a reason to belt out a tune or even dance, whether they are in high spirits, fuming, dissatisfied or even heartbroken. Arts and culture bring people together, playing a central role in nation-building as well as in developing a new national identity reflective […]



My Language, My Heritage

MY LANGUAGE, MY HERITAGE By: Khethukuthula Lembethe   You will find that people automatically define others by the language they speak. When you meet someone for the first time, that person’s accent helps you figure out a few things about them such as where they could be from. This of course could go either way […]