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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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Operation Sukuma Sakhe: Ilembe District


Provincial government’s Operation Sukuma Sakhe recently visited the Ilembe District where MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha is district champion. The MEC visited Vukile High School in Ward 10 where she planted trees & handed over school uniform. MEC Sibhidla-Saphetha, accompanied by Ilembe District Mayor Cllr Sibusiso Mdabe, also conducted a walkabout at the Department’s recently opened KwaMaphumulo […]

Operation Sukuma Sakhe: Mzinyathi District


MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has handed over ubuhlalu to co-ops in the Msinga Top area. She also met with artists from different genres including craft and music to discuss challenges they’re facing, among other things  

2016/2017 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 600. Click […]


1.Public Service Regulations, Part VII, C.2.4 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 establishment, including those in Head Office, Regions, Clusters, etc. All efforts must also be made to […]

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 […]

Bursaries 2016


The KwaZulu-Natal Government is offering bursaries to students who are residents in the following fields of study: Download the application form HERE.