Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Arts and Culture.
Department of Arts and Culture
Proposed regulations have been published by the Department of Arts and Culture in terms of the Use of Official Languages Act (2012) which came into effect on 2 May 2013.
The objectives of the act which applies to national departments, national public entities and national public enterprises is to:
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to declare an additional list of 16 particular trees or groups of trees as "Champion Trees" under section 12 of the National Forests Act (1998).
According to the department website champion trees are trees of exceptional importance because of their “remarkable size, age, aesthetic, cultural, historic or tourism value.”
Media Development and Diversity Agency
The media development and diversity agency (MDDA) has issued a statement inviting local and community newspapers and broadcasters to submit entries for the 2012 MDDA-Sanlam local media awards.
The MDDA was created in terms of the Media Development and Diversity Agency Act (2002) to promote access to the media and the media industry by redressing exclusion and marginalisation of disadvantaged communities and persons.