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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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Africa Day: KZN Celebrations

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Africa Day will be marked on the 23rd of May 2015 at People’s Park in Durban. The celebrations include an ambassadors’ breakfast, a street parade, African food tasting, performances and a keynote address by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu. Provincial Cabinet will also be in attendance.   The KZN Arts and Culture Department has been hosting […]



2015/2016 Budget Speech Summary

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KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has tabled her 2015/2016 Budget Speech at the KZN Legislature today. The budget vote totals R 783 914 million.   Key programmes that the MEC mentioned include the allocation of R68.7 million for library infrastructure, the transfer of R212 586 million to local municipalities to assist with administration […]



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 […]