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News Highlights

Sibhudu Cave

From the 21st to the 31st of July the World Heritage Committee will hold their annual session in New Delhi (India) to discuss, amongst other matters, the new properties to be inscribed in the World Heritage Site List.

KZN Premier Inauguration

Honourable Arthur Thamsanqa Ntuli has been inaugurated as the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal by Judge President Thoba Poyo-Dlwathi. This significant event marks the beginning of a new chapter in the leadership of our province and the 7th administration.

Welcome MEC M Khawula

Head of Department Dr. Thobile Sifunda, together with The Senior Management of The Department, warmly welcomed the newly appointed MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Mr Mntomuhle Khawula.

2024 Winter Youth Camp

It is inspiring seeing young South Africans so eager to learn and converse on complex issues that challenge their daily lives and come up with ways they can overcome them in the 2024 Winter Youth Camp.


The KZN province made sure that the 1Oth edition of the Africa Day Celebration was a massive one and Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture topped it off by officially opening Shayamoya Library which is worth R37,7 million. “Fun fact”, in a space of 5months the department has returned to open a second library in the Greater Kokstad local municipality following the opening of Franklin Modular Library in December 2022.

MEC Mahlaba bestowed with the rank of 4th DAN Honorary Black Belt by Karate South Africa

KWAZULU-NATAL MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba was today awarded with a rank of 4thDan Honorary Black Belt prescribed by Karate South Africa in recognition of his work in sport and in karate promotion, in particular.

Siyabonga Sangweni Sport Complex Handover

KZN Department of Sport, Arts and Culture undertook to pay a befitting tribute to Siyabonga Sangweni of the Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana fame by building and naming an iconic sport complex after him, right in his home village of Dondotha near Empangeni on the north where he remains an idolised hero and role model.

KwaDukuza Museum positioned to deepen heritage.

International Museums Day has stirred excitement as MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba handed the KwaDukuza Museum over to the KwaDukuza community. It is located in the town steeped in the history of the Zulu and Indian people

2024 Multi Genre Music Festival

The KZN Department of Sport, Arts and Culture led by MEC, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, brought Newcastle to a standstill over the Easter weekend with the hosting of the annual Multi Genre Music Festival, previously known as KwaZulu-Natal Cultural and Heritage Experience.

National Golden Games

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba has showered praises on the Province’s senior citizens sports team after they were crowned champions at the 2024 National Golden Games which were held in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province on 20 to 22 March 2024.

July 2024