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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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Ndaka Artists Benefit from Arts Development Competition

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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture is hosting Ingoma yase Ndaka in UThukela District today. 25 groups are competing in the competition. Categories include ishameni, indlamu yezintombi and omama besigekle.   Festivals such as this one are a direct intervention that seek to empower men and women through moral regeneration programmes. These ensure that […]



Howick Local History Museum Restoration Project Following Petrol Bombing Incident  

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The Howick Local History Museum will reopen in 2017, with current efforts to restore the facility progressing positively to keep the history of the Midlands region alive. It was petrol bombed during a municipal workers’ strike in 2013, which set a rear exhibition room alight.   The fire damaged items in the room, while soot […]



HRM Vacancy Circular Number 20 of 2016

Click the link to view or Download the Document KZNDAC VACANCIES



2016/2017 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 600. 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 […]



Bursaries 2016

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The KwaZulu-Natal Government is offering bursaries to students who are residents in the following fields of study: Download the application form HERE.