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MEC Mocware to hand over four community libraries to VTSD communities...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As part of our mandate to promote the culture of reading, writing and learning; MEC for Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs Mme Ontlametse Mochware will be handing over four new Libraries to communities of Tlaakgameng, Ipelegeng, Khunwana and Moretele from 13 to 16 March 2017. All the Community Libraries are equipped with books, toy library, brail and equipment for visually impaired readers including WIFI... Read more

CATA to celebrate International Mother Language Day Awareness…
Friday, March 03, 2017

Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA) will celebrate International Mother Language awareness day on the 10th February 2016 at Dr Kenneth Kaunda (Potchefstroom Town hall). CATA as the government’s executive arm in language matters aims to promote the linguistic empowerment of all people in Bokone Bophirima which will contribute to social cohesion, national reconciliation and redressing... Read more

CATA launches a VTSD Studio at the South African Broadcast Centre...
Monday, February 20, 2017

Bokone Bophirima’s Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA) in partnership with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Mahikeng will be launching a VTSD studio on the 21st February 2017. This joint venture is undertaken in order to take advantage of SABC Studio 1 which has long been unused but has the capacity and potential to allow for video productions to take place... Read more

SAMAs return to Sun City...
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The 23rd instalment of the South African Music Awards (SAMA) will be held at the Sun City Super bowl on the weekend of the 26th May 2017. The luxury resort in the North West Province is the official home for SAMA 23, having hosted 14 of the 22 previous ceremonies since its launch in 1994. The music industry and revelers will see the newly revamped facilities and the modern amenities this world class establishment... Read more

Departmental Budget Speech Highlights...
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

We have improved our thirty days (30) payment requirements. Out of 5880 invoices received during the financial year, 5696 were paid within 30 days which translates to 96% compliance. Between the Department and Mmabana 57,4% of the goods & services budget of both institutions was spent on VTSD (CATA: 77.9% and MACSF: 15%). The department has in the past three successive years (3) i.e. 2013/14, 2014/... Read more

Departmental Budget Speech 2017/18...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Mmusakgotla, in the build-up towards the O.R. Tambo Centenary National celebrations, the Department will be embarking on a series of activities, such as choral music competitions and festivals, debate competitions, memorial lectures, and community conversations. A budget of R1.7 million has been set aside for these activities. Honourable Speaker, allow me to table the 2017/18 budget... Read more[English] [Setswana]


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