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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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Instrument handover at Bilanyoni in the Dumbe Municipality

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KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture MEC Mrs Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has handed over musical instruments to artists in the Bilanyoni area in Dumbe, north of the province. The handover is part of the provincial War-Room Intervention Programme which focuses on the development of young people.   Construction of a library in the same vicinity is set to […]



Thembelihle Mbanjwa and Lulu Dikana’s passing

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The KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture Department wishes to convey its condolences to the Mbanjwa and Dikana families following the tragic passing of Thembelihle and Lulu respectively.   Dikana, who recently opened for John Legend on the Johannesburg leg of his All Of Me Tour, died last night after a short illness.   Mbanjwa, who was […]



Vacancies 2014 September

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. This circular and its contents must be brought to the attention of all eligible officials on your establishment, including […]



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 […]