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Press release: Brand South Africa commemorates Dakar Talks

Johannesburg, Monday 10 July 2017 – As part of the Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Dakar 1987 Talks and Celebration activities around...

SABC, Government pledge support for South African music industry

At the opening of the 12th Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition this week, the national broadcaster and Department of Arts and Culture assured delegates of their continued support in developing and curating South African music: past, present and future.
South Africa plans memorial to banished chieftainess

South Africa plans memorial to banished chieftainess

A burial and memorial site will honour late chieftainess Makwena Matlala in Limpopo. Matlala was the first woman banished by the apartheid government for being unco-operative regarding its policies. She was sent away in 1950 and was only allowed to return in 1965.

Libraries: integral to democracies

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions hosted its World Library and Information Conference in Cape Town in August. It enabled librarians from across the world to experience local hospitality, and allowed for energetic discussion on the role of a library in this modern era.

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International Literacy Day promotes understanding

As the world commemorates International Literacy Day, the Department of Education proposes changes to its language policies, making it compulsory to learn an African language at school.

All set for final Freedom Friday

All set for final Freedom Friday

It's all systems go for the final Freedom Friday celebration at the Rand Show at Johannesburg's Nasrec Expo Centre on Friday. South Africans not able to attend the event can also mark the day by sharing their thoughts, video clips, memories and pictures of freedom via Twitter or Facebook.

Pantsula: from Soweto to New York

Homegrown street jive pantsula will soon be making its international debut as fledgling dance duo Skeleton Pantsula hits the Big Apple. With agile acrobatics and fancy footwork, the twosome is sure to win appreciative fans.
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Celebrate SA’s rich heritage

Heritage Day is a solemn occasion to remember our past - both its tragic and triumphant moments - as well as a day to celebrate our colourful diversity. Have a braai, go on a tour, visit a museum, or attend an official event.

Move to the Beat of our Youth

Young musicians from around SA are poised to take Johannesburg by storm during this year's Field Band National Championships on 28 September. Entrance is free, so Play Your Part and make sure to catch this thrilling spectacle for all.

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South Africa’s film industry

South Africa has a vibrant film industry that is increasingly competitive internationally. Local and foreign filmmakers are taking advantage of the country's diverse locations - as well as low production costs and favourable exchange rate.


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