Understanding Cultural Development

Culture Development is a unit within the Department of Arts and Culture KwaZulu-Natal responsible for identification, research and development of culture within in the province. The unit is responsible for promotion of cultural diversity. The department through this unit is committed to conducting research on marginalized cultures as well as promotion of the spirit of Ubuntu.

Pillars of Culture Development
  • Culture Diversity
  • Moral Regeneration Programs
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Social cohesion

Culture Development supports initiatives and research
programmes talking to pillars of the unit.

  • Youth Camps
  • National calendar event (Freedom Day, Heritage Day,
    Human Rights Day and Worker’s Day)
  • Cultural Event
Youth Camps

Youth Camps are done in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education where learners all district to participate. The camps challenge youths from different cultural and districts and backgrounds thus stimulating interact. Programmes aimed at promoting social cohesion among the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

National Calendar Days
Heritage Day
Human Rights Day
Freedom Day
Women’s Day
Reconciliation Day

…and other important days in our calendar.

Cultural Events
Commemoration of the battle of Isandlwana
Umkhosi weNkosazane yeZulu (uNomkhubulwane)
Amaganu Festival
Umkhosi Wesivivane
Reed Ceremony
UMkhosi WeLembe
First Fruit Ceremony
Reconciliation Day