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South Africa's Department of Arts and Culture says art and music can help the country as a whole, through encouraging its young citizens to hone their artistic skills to keep them from turning to a life of crime. Sectorial and provincial consultations taking place throughout the country.
The Department of Arts and Culture has earmarked start-up funding of R5-million for the Living Legends Legacy Project. Through the initiative, established artists will transfer their skills and knowledge to younger artists, while allowing the careers of the legends to continue to grow.
The remains of Moses Kotane and JB Marks, who were buried in Russia in the 1970s, during the struggle against apartheid, will be repatriated. They will be reburied in North West. "They will be remembered as heroes of our liberation struggle," said Art and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has encouraged South Africans, especially those who were part of the liberation struggle, to help preserve the country's heritage by writing more books about the political history of South Africa.
Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile will mark World Aids Day on Saturday by joining in the "yarn bombing" of a tree at the Hillcrest Aids Centre outside Durban.