Department: Arts and Culture

Contact Details

Physical: Kingsley Centre, 481 Cnr Steve Biko & Stanza Bopape Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 441 3000
Fax: 012 441 3699


The vision of the Department of Arts and Culture is to be a thriving arts, culture and heritage sector contributing to sustainable economic development, leveraging on partnerships for a socially cohesive nation.

The Department's strategic outcome-orientated goals are to: create 150 000 decent jobs in arts, culture and heritage; implement targeted programmes that are geared towards human capital development in the arts, culture and heritage sector; enhance access by citizens and public institutions to accurate, reliable and timely information in their language of choice though the provision of archives, libraries and language services; entrench linguistic diversity in a manner that facilitates equitable cultural expression by citizens and communities; enhance the capacity of the sector through equitable and sustainable development, and the protection and preservation of arts, culture and heritage through policy development, legislative promulgation and implementation; and align public sector art, culture and heritage institutions around a shared vision, a common mandate, and strong governance and accountability.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr N Mthethwa
Deputy Minister
Ms M Sotyu
Director General
Mr V Ndima

Mr Nathi Mthethwa
Deputy Minister:
Ms Maggie Sotyu
Director General:
Mr Vusithemba Ndima (Acting)
Ms Tenjiwe Kambule (Personal Assistant)
Ms Judy Lehoale (Personal Secretary: Director General)
Ms Leonah Smith (Acting PA: Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Mandla Mthembu
Chief Financial Officer:
Deputy Directors General:
Senior Management:
Ms Nomsa Hani (Head of Office)
Nompumelelo Mbebe-Johnson (Minister's Advisor)
Mr Dumisani Ngema (Advisor: Ministry)
Communications Officers:
Ms Lisa Combrinck (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr Mack Lewele (Director: Communications)
Mr Peter Mbelengwa (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr Rofhiwa Mudau (Parliamentary Office)
Ms Duduzile Nchoba (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr Simion Nkanunu (Parliamentary Office)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation3 829 0173 528 0492 915 3212 672 470
Actual Expenditure3 762 3533 492 2212 803 4832 656 471
Employee Compensation214 352206 286190 788172 733
Goods and Services376 062329 885303 154313 480
Capital Assets113 051148 43327 7135 349
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure111 49380 64374 34495 514
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure2203305 5632 694
Posts Approved508488528n/a
Posts Filled470453486n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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