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Laying The Foundation For Greatness

Annual Performance Plan - 2019|2020 Laying The Foundation For Greatness - Department Of Arts and Culture
Annual Performance Plan 2019|2020


Laying The Foundation For Greatness
Annual Performance Plan - 2019|2020 Laying The Foundation For Greatness - Department Of Arts and Culture
General Department Information
Physical address:    Sechaba House
			202 Madiba Street

Postal address:		    Private Bag X897

Telephone:		         +27 12 441 3000

Fax:			              +27 12 441 3699

Email address:

Website address:

ISBN:			             978-1-919965-44-4

Department of Arts and Culture
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                                             Foreword by the Minister
                                             The term of the fifth democratic administration as well as the       In the space of arts, culture and heritage, we have tabled a revised
                                             term of the fifth democratic Parliament is coming to an end. It      White Paper that carries forward the gains of the preceding two
                                             is prudent that the two arms of the democratic state reflect on      decades and addresses the challenges of inequality, poverty,
                                             the work done over the last 25 years to improve the lives of our     unemployment and persistent divisions based on race, gender
                                             people; to ask ourselves hard questions like have we conducted       and other factors of exclusion. The intention is to contribute
                                             ourselves in a manner that enhances the contract we have             effectively to building a cohesive and united society in which
                                             with the people? The success or failure of the nation-building       everyone has access to arts, culture and heritage resources,
                                             project depends on how we, the public representatives, conduct       facilities and opportunities, framed by the following objectives:
                                             ourselves in relation to this contract.                              Firstly, to align the revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and
                                                                                                                  Heritage with the Department’s core mandate of providing arts,
4                                            Even at this late hour we are still dealing with deep-seated         culture and heritage services, facilities, funds and resources
                                             legacies of apartheid colonialism, yet despite the challenges of     to address poverty and job creation, and to promote nation
                                             the day and the setbacks of the moment we are making steady          building and social cohesion.
                                                                                                                  Secondly, to base the revised White Paper on the fundamental
                                             Radical economic transformation is a necessary requirement           right to culture, artistic creativity, language, and intellectual
                                             to turn the situation around. It will contribute immensely to        and artistic freedom as enshrined in the Bill of Rights in the
                                             ensuring the future political and social stability of our country.
              Mr Nathi Mthethwa (MP)                                                                              Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996), the National
                                                                                                                  Development Plan: Vision for 2030 (2011), the African Charter
              Minister of Arts and Culture
                                             While persuing these constitutional injunctions we should be         on Human and Peoples’ Rights (1981), the Charter for African
                                             aware that we are operating in a global environment that is          Cultural Renaissance (2006), the Unesco Declaration on
                                             not very keen to assist the developing world to realise these        Cultural Diversity (2001), the Convention for the Safeguarding
                                             objectives of a better life for all.                                 of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003),the Convention on the
                                                                                                                  Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
                                                                                                                  (2005), and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 (2014).

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Thirdly, to harness arts, culture and heritage as creative, innovative, educational and social
   development practices with the economic capacity for transforming South Africa into an inclusive
   society based on actual equality.

                                                                                                               Radical economic
   Fourthly, to reconfigure the existing Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector and the policies
   underpinning it to eliminate duplication and overlaps for the optimal performance of the Sector
   in relation to current social, educational and economic policies.

   The National Development Plan (NDP) also envisions a South African society that embraces its
                                                                                                              transformation is a
                                                                                                            necessary requirement
   diversity rather than emphasising observable differences along the contours of race, class, gender,
   religion, culture and other social constructs.

   In all our work, we should be aware that South Africa’s efforts at fundamental change represent a
   social experiment that resonates with humanity’s progressive endeavours. As in the past when it
                                                                                                             to turn the situation
                                                                                                           around. It will contribute
   touched the conscience of humanity, South Africa is a giant social laboratory, the success or failure
   of whose undertakings has global implications.

                                                                                                            immensely to ensuring
                                                                                                            the future political and
   Mr Nathi Mthethwa (MP)
   Minister of Arts and Culture                                                                              social stability of our

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                                              Foreword by the Deputy Minister
                                              In preparation for the new administration of the next five years         Over the 2019 MTEF, the Department will develop and position
                                              (2019–2024), the Department’s performance plans will be informed         community arts centres, equally spread across the nine provinces,
                                              by the all-encompassing and daunting question of the State of the        to ensure that the masses of our people have easy access to these
                                              Nation Address (SONA) 2019:                                              platforms of arts, culture and heritage education. This will ensure
                                                                                                                       that large numbers of young aspiring artists are not stifled or
                                              “As South Africans, we will have to ask ourselves whether we have        confined to the margins of access and opportunity.
                                              realised the promise of our nation’s birth. We must spend this year,
                                              the 25th anniversary of our freedom, asking ourselves whether we         In line with the Presidential Commission on the 4th Industrial
                                              have built a society in which all South Africans equally and without     Revolution appointed by the President, as mentioned in SONA
                                              exception enjoy their inalienable rights to life, dignity and liberty.   2019, the Department has already started the process of migrating
                                              (HE President Cyril Ramaphosa)                                           to digital or electronic systems with the adoption of the Barn Owl
                                                                                                                       system as the central repository of performance information. Digital
6                                             The SONA 2019’s main message is that building a better nation            technology will also assist in delivering integrated,automated
                                              requires a social compact between all citizens, sectors, roleplayers     services for artists.
                                              and stakeholders of this great nation, South Africa. There can be no
                                              reigniting of growth and job creation without restoring the bond         Through the library conditional grant the Department will
                                              of trust, dialogue and cooperation.                                      continue to build and upgrade libraries, purchase relevant books,
                                                                                                                       and improve information and communication technology. The
                                              It is with this in mind that Cabinet deemed it important to approve      modernising of library services will also seek to appeal to youth
        Ms Magdeline Sotyu (MP)               the cabinet memorandum that seeks to provide a legislative, policy       who are technically skilled, and further ensure the transformation
        Deputy Minister of Arts And Culture   and implementation framework for social cohesion and nation              of collections and archiving infrastructure, and the promotion of a
                                              building in South Africa.                                                reading and a writing nation.

                                              With this Cabinet approval, our Department will, first and foremost,     The Pan African vision of the Department is a welcome initiative,
                                              be able to mainstream all nation-building indicators in all medium-      where when talking about identity, we will not just be looking at
                                              term strategic frameworks. This means our social partners at local       South African identity, but also an African identity.
                                              government levels will be able to address the cultural, spatial and
                                              economic challenges that resulted from the spatial structure being       Through the Schools Programme, the Department will continue
                                              designed to keep public spaces in only a few hands.                      to hoist the South African and the African Union flags side-by-
                                                                                                                       side, and to sing the AU anthem together with the South African
                                                                                                                       national anthem, to point to our commitment to the continent and

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the expression of an African identity and pride. By 2024, all schools will also be teaching correct
South African heritage and history through the Arts Education Programme, in partnership with
the Department of Basic Education.

To ensure that all the Department’s assets and infrastructure, such as libraries, monuments,
graves, arts centres, etc., are always viewed as essential resources rather than as targets of
destruction during community service-delivery protests, the Department will allocate R11
million for adequate marketing. Further, it will intensify its visibility through increased marketing,
branding and media campaigns.
                                                                                                         “This task – of building a
Trust, and not tyranny, among citizens is necessary to construct, and not destruct, the long-term
compacts required to deal with the underlying causes of inequality and exclusion. As the SONA
2019 core message said:
                                                                                                          better South Africa – is
                                                                                                          our collective task as a    7

                                                                                                          nation, as the people of
Ms Magdeline Sotyu (MP)
                                                                                                               South Africa.”
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture

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                                                Foreword by the Director General
                                               As we plan for the 2019/20 financial year, it is fitting for us to reflect   In working towards the realisation of a South Africa with shared
                                               on the work the Department has done over the past years and                  values, the Department has implemented programmes that
                                               outline the plans for the year ahead.                                        contribute to fostering constitutional values through the
                                                                                                                            promotion of the national symbols, mainly the flag and the
                                               In 2014 social cohesion was given prominence after the realisation           national anthem. These two symbols seek to unify all of us as a
                                               by government that there were still visible divisions within South-          nation. We are confident that over 80% of our schools have the flag
                                               African society. Outcome 14 was thus introduced, which focuses               infrastructure and are flying the flag; the majority of South Africans
                                               on social cohesion and nation building. This Outcome envisions a             also have a sense of pride about the national anthem.
                                               South Africa that:
                                                                                                                            In 2018, we launched the #IAMTHEFLAG campaign; a programme
                                                    •    Has broad-based knowledge about and support for a set              aimed at steering national pride and identity. The Flag is the
                                                         of values shared by all South Africans, including the              primary national symbol embedded in our Constitution. It is an
8                                                        values contained in the Constitution                               embodiment of how South Africa has evolved over time, from
                                                    •    Promotes an inclusive society and economy. This means              divergence to convergence, from division to unity, and it is the
                                                         tackling the factors that sustain inequality of                    embodiment and epitome of the post-1994 value system that
                                                         opportunity and outcomes by building capabilities,                 characterises our democratic state. The Department will be
                                                         removing participation barriers and redressing the                 implementing an important project of installing the biggest and
                                                         wrongs of the past                                                 tallest flag in the Republic of South Africa. The Iconic Big Flag
                                                    •    Encourages increased interaction between South                     Project will advance our expression of pride, and the celebration of
        Mr Vusumuzi Mkhize                               Africans from different social backgrounds and racial              our identity as a nation, our achievements as well as our aspirations.

        Director-General of Arts and Culture             groups                                                             It will serve as a rallying point in times of prosperity and diversity.
                                                    •    Has strong leadership across society, with an active and
                                                         responsible citizenry                                              One of the key elements of social cohesion and nation building
                                                                                                                            is equal opportunities, inclusion and redress. DAC has done
                                               The Department is responsible for coordination, supporting,                  positive work towards transformation of the heritage landscape
                                               monitoring and reporting on this Outcome.                                    and championing the cause of geographical name changes,and
                                                                                                                            building new heritage infrastructure and symbols.

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In 2015, a task team was appointed to listen to concerns of the people and subsequently come            NARSSA is essential not only for research and knowledge production for academic and intellectual
up with recommendations and an action plan for the transformation of the country’s heritage             development, but also for good governance and the development of the country. The fifth
landscape to being more representative of the history and heritage of the country as a whole, and       administration undertook a number of initiatives to promote the role of the archives and records.
not telling only one side of the history.                                                               This is evident in the work done to drive the digitisation project of the Rivonia Trial Dictabelt
                                                                                                        Collection with the French Audio-Visual Institute (INA). Dictabelt technology was used in the
The task team’s recommendations included the use of prominent spaces for monuments and                  1950s and 1960s to record trials in courts of law. The inability to recover information that was
memorials that are aligned to our constitutional values of equality, the advancement of human           recorded through this technology would have obliterated this information from the annals of
rights and freedom, non-racialism, non-sexism, social justice and respect, and that those symbols       history. There is therefore a need to digitise them for preservation and access.
that do not conform to these values be relocated to theme parks. It was also suggested that an
audit of all monuments and memorials be done to identify offensive memorials that are not               In order to ensure that the memory of the nation in not at risk of being lost, the Department will
representative of the values espoused in the Constitution and are divisive. In response to the          initiate construction of the new state-of-the-art National Archives, while supporting provinces in
recommendations, the Department will conduct the audit in the 2019/20 financial year.                   maintaining their archives and ensuring that their records remain functional and in a good state.

The South African National Chapter of the African Liberation Heritage Programme, called the             The National Treasury has allocated funds in the 2019/2022 MTEF for renovation work on the
Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route (RLHR) Project, was presented to Cabinet in June 2011          existing NARSSA Building. Renovations will ensure that all records are stored in various formats.
and again in August 2015. The Department worked tirelessly to position the RLHR in the national                                                                                                                9
consciousness. Each province has now identified three sites for the first phase of the project.         One of the key challenges facing the Department for years has been constant underspending
                                                                                                        on infrastructure projects, ballooning costs and the unauthorised expansion of scope of work.
The Department is conducting a feasibility study for the establishment of liberation movements          This has sometimes resulted in endless, costly litigation and incomplete projects. This financial
museum. The museum will be a prominent feature of the country’s heritage landscape, showcasing          year, we will strengthen this area through the establishment of a project management office and
the resistance and liberation struggle; it should draw the attention and capture the interest and       appoint people with technical expertise in the built environment.
imagination of the people of South Africa, the continent and the rest of the world, and be a place
of pilgrimage, a place of deep reflection and contemplation about our painful past. At the same         Our Cultural Diplomacy Programme remains the cornerstone for export and development of
time, it should inspire us to continue to spare no effort to pursue a peaceful, prosperous non-racial   our arts, culture and heritage through the use of strategic partnerships with foreign countries,
South–Africa that will never again be a pariah of the world.                                            including our BRICS partners. These will enable greater market access and sharing of best
                                                                                                        practices,and will be done through the cultural seasons programme and cultural exchanges.
Together with the National Library of South Africa we are working towards the establishment
of a national publishing house. Combined with the provision of library infrastructure through           Through its research arm, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO), the Department has
the Library Services Conditional Grant, this project will go a long way in promoting a culture of       conducted research on a number of issues, including the transformation of the Film Industry. The
reading and writing.                                                                                    study highlighted the potential of the industry to grow and become a tool that would define the
                                                                                                        South African identity. In addition, animation is emerging as a major focal area given its intensive
The main objectives of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa (NARSSA) is            use of technology and the digital element. There is also a need to create job opportunities for
to ensure proper management and care of the national memory, including the records of                   women, youth and people with disabilities and for them to participate in the value chain.
governmental bodies, the preservation of archival heritage for posterity,and the provision of
access to the archival records.

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       Working with the DTI, the Department contributed to the amendment of the Copyright Bill, which
       has since been passed by Parliament. The Department will embark on an awareness programme
       to inform the sector of the importance and benefits of intellectual property and copyright.

       To respond to the realities of the fourth industrial revolution, the Department will continue with its
       modernisation programme. We have commenced with the development of a grant management
       system for the MGE programme. This will enable people to apply online (desktop/mobile) and
       for the Department’s back-end officers to manage the application process up to implementation
       stage. In the medium to long term the track-and-trace system will also link with other funding
       agencies, so that the work of government is aligned and coordinated. We will also set up a call
       centre to enhance our responsiveness and ensure that the Department responds more quickly
       to proposals and requests for funding while also addressing queries and complaints from our
       stakeholders. Both these initiatives are being developed and piloted and will be rolled out fully in

       In recent years, the Department has experienced budget cuts due to competing priorities. This has
10     had an impact on how we distribute or redirect limited resources, including levelling the playing
       fields. We will implement a new funding regime in the coming financial year.

       The focus will be on areas that have received little or no funding in the past, while the funding        #IAMTHEFLAG
       of organisations that have been funded year after year will be reduced. The plan is to focus on
       projects and programmes that have a national imperative and impact. We will work in earnest to
       encourage provinces and local government to fund programmes that benefit local communities.

       We will continue to fight fraud and corruption, strengthen governance, monitor and provide
       support to ensure stability of the Department and our entities.

       Transformation of the sector remains key on our agenda and we will start the process of
       implementing the recommendations of the revised White Paper.

       Mr Vusumuzi Mkhize
       Director-General of Arts and Culture

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Official Sign-off                                                                                Recommended by:

                                                                                                 Mr. Makoto Matlala
It is hereby certified that this Annual Performance Plan:                                        CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

      •   was developed by the management of the Department of Arts and Culture under the
          guidance of Mr. Nkosinathi Mthethwa, the Executive Authority;                          Dr Sakiwo Tyiso
      •   was prepared in line with the Sectorial Strategic Plan of the Department of Arts and   CHIEF DIRECTOR: CME&GG
          Culture for 2015/16-2019/20; and
      •   accurately reflects the performance targets that the Department  of Arts and Culture
          will endeavor to achieve given the resources made available in the budget for the      Mr. Vusumuzi Mkhize
          2019/20 financial year.                                                                ACCOUNTING OFFICER

                                                                                                 Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu   11
                                                                                                 DEPUTY MINISTER

                                                                                                 Approved by:

                                                                                                 Mr Nkosinathi Mthethwa

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       PREAMBLE of our Constitution

       We, the people of South Africa,

       Recognise the injustices of our past;

       Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land;

       Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and

       Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.

       We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme
       law of the Republic so as to:
              •   Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social
12                justice and fundamental human rights;
             •    Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on
                  the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law;
             •    Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; and
             •    Build a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a sovereign
                  state in the family of nations.

       May God protect our people.
       Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.
       Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso.
       God seën Suid-Afrika.
       God bless South Africa.
       Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika.
       Hosi katekisa Afrika.

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THE NATIONAL Coat of Arms                                                                                 Contained within the shield are some of the earliest representations of humanity in the world.
                                                                                                          Those depicted were the very first inhabitants of the land, namely the Khoisan people.

                                                                                                          These figures are derived from images on the Linton Stone, a world-famous example of South
                                                                                                          African rock art.

                                                                                                          The motto - !KE E: /XARRA //KE, written in the Khoisan language of the /Xam people, means
                                                                                                          ‘diverse people unite’.

The National Coat of Arms is the highest symbol of the State. The Coat of Arms was launched on
Freedom Day, 27 April 2000. A central image of the Coat of Arms is the well known secretary bird
with its uplifted wings.

Symbolism of the Coat of Arms

Above the bird is the rising sun, a force that gives life while representing the flight of darkness and
the triumph of discovery, knowledge and understanding of things that have been hidden, and
illuminating the new life that is coming into being.

Below the bird is the protea, an indigenous flower of South Africa, which represents beauty, the
aesthetic harmony of all its cultures, and South Africa flowering as a nation. The ears of wheat
are emblems of the fertility of the land. The elephant tusks symbolise wisdom, steadfastness and

At the centre stands a shield, which signifies the protection of South Africans from one generation
to the next. Above it is a spear and a knobkierie. Together, they assert the defence of peace rather
than a posture of war. This shield of peace, which also brings to mind an African drum, conveys the
message of a people imbued with a love of culture.

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       South African National Anthem                Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika
                                                    (Our nation South Africa - South Africa)

                                                    Uit die blou van onse hemel,
                                                    (Ringing out from our blue heavens)

                                                    Uit die diepte van ons see,
                                                    (From the depth of our seas)

                                                    Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
                                                    (Over our everlasting mountains)
       Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
       (God Bless Africa)                           Waar die kranse antwoord gee,
                                                    (Where the echoing crags resound)
       Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo,
       (Raise high Her glory)                       Sounds the call to come together,
14                                                  And united we shall stand,
       Yizwa imithandazo yethu,                     Let us live and strive for freedom,
       (Hear our Prayers)

       Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.
       (God bless us, we her children)

       Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
       (God protect our nation)

       O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,
       (End all wars and tribulations)

       O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
       (Protect us, protect our nation)

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African Union Anthem                          NATIONAL Orders

                                                          The Order of Mapungubwe is awarded to South African citizens for
                                                          achievements that have impacted internationally and served the interests
                                                          of the Republic of South Africa. The first and highest category of this Order
                                                          is awarded in platinum. Other catergories are Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Let us all unite and celebrate together                   The Order of the Baobab is awarded to South African citizens for
The victories won for our liberation                      distinguished service. It is an award for contributions in the following
Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together                areas:
To defend our liberty and unity                                                                                                           15
O Sons and Daughters of Africa                            • Business and the economy
Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky                     • Science, medicine and technological innovation
Let us make Africa the Tree of Life                       • Community service.
Let us all unite and sing together
To uphold the bonds that frame our destiny
Let us dedicate ourselves to fight together
                                                          The Order of the Companions of O R Tambo is awarded to foreign
For lasting peace and justice on earth
                                                          nationals (Heads of State and Government) and other foreign dignitaries.
O Sons and Daughters of Africa
                                                          It is awarded for friendship shown to South Africa. It is therefore an
Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
                                                          order of peace, co-operation and active expression of solidarity and
Let us make Africa the Tree of Life
Let us all unite and toil together
To give the best we have to Africa
The cradle of mankind and fount of culture
Our pride and hope at break of dawn.
O Sons and Daughters of Africa
Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
Let us make Africa the Tree of Life.

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                         The Order of Luthuli is awarded to South Africans who have made a
                                                                                                          NATIONAL Symbols
                         meaningful contribution to the struggle for democracy, human rights,
                         nation-building, justice, peace and conflict resolution. It symbolises the                      The National Flag of the Republic of South Africa was taken
                         vision of the late Chief Albert Luthuli - the legendary liberation struggle                     into use on 27 April 1994.
                         leader and first African recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1961.                            The unique central design of the flag, which begins as a “V”
                                                                                                                         at the flag-post and comes together in the centre of the flag,
                                                                                                                         extending further as a single horizontal band to the outer
                                                                                                                         edge of the fly, can be seen as representing the convergence
                                                                                                                         of diverse elements in South African society, which then take
                         The Order of Mendi for Bravery is awarded to South African citizens who                         the road ahead in unison. This idea also links up with the motto
                         have performed an extraordinary act of bravery that placed their lives in                       of the new National Coat of Arms, namely !ke e: /xarra //ke, in
                         great danger, or who lost their own lives saving or trying to save the life of                  the language of the /Xam San people, which literally means
                         another person, the life of another person, or by saving property                               “diverse people unite”.


                                                                                                                         The National Animal is the SPRINGBOK
                                                                                                                         (Antidorcas marsupialis). This species has adapted to the dry,
                         The Order of Ikhamanga is awarded to South African citizens who have
                                                                                                                         barren areas and open grass plains and is thus found especially
                         excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and
                                                                                                                         in the Free State and North West Province, and in the Karoo up
                                                                                                                         to the west coast. They move in small herds during winter, but
                                                                                                                         often crowd together in bigger herds in summer. They breed
                                                                                                                         throughout the year and lambs are born after a six-month
                                                                                                                         gestation period.

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The National Flower is the GIANT or KING PROTEA                    The National Fish is the GALJOEN
                     (Protea cynaroides), found in the southwestern and southern        (Coracinus capensis), which is found only along the South African
                     areas of the Western Cape, from the Cedarberg to just east of      coast. It keeps to mostly shallow water, is often found in rough surf and
                     Grahamstown. The artichoke-like appearance of the flower           sometimes right next to the shore. The Galjoen is a familiar sight for
                     heads of the king protea lead to the specific name ‘cynaroides’,   anglers. Its diet consists mainly of red bait (ascidians), small mussels
                     which means ‘like cynara’ (the artichoke). A number of varieties   and barnacles. It is also known in KwaZulu-Natal as blackfish or black
                     in colour and leaf shapes are found, but the most beautiful is     bream.
                     the pink flower.

                     The National Tree is the REAL YELLOWWOOD
                     (Podocarpus latifolius), found from Table Mountain, along
                     the southern and eastern Cape coast, in the ravines of the
                     Drakensberg up to the Blouberg and the Soutpansberg in                                                                                         17
                     Limpopo. The Yellowwood family is primeval and has been
                     present in this part of Africa for more than 100 million years.
                     The crown is relatively small in relation to its height and is
                     often covered with grey lichen.

                     The National Bird is the BLUE CRANE
                     (Anthropoides paradisia). It is quite common in the Karoo,
                     but is also seen in the grasslands of KwaZulu-Natal and the
                     Highveld, usually in pairs or small family parties. This elegant
                     bird is a light blue-grey in colour, with a long neck supporting
                     a big head, long legs and elegant wing plumes that sweep to
                     the ground. It eats seeds, insects and reptiles.

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       DAC PUBLIC ENTITIES Contact List

               LOGO          Name of Institutions                   Primary Contact             LOGO     Name of Institutions                 Primary Contact
                           ArtsCape                     CEO: Marlene le Roux                           Afrikaans Taalmuseum        Director: Mr Michael Jonas
                                                        Tel: (021) 410-9970 | 410 -9800                                            Tel: (021) 872 2018 | 872 3441
                                                        Fax: (021) 412 8756 | 410 9971                                             (021) 872 3642
                                                        Cell: 083 701 8889                                                         Cell: 082 228 2188
                                                        Email:                                             Email: direkteur@taalmuseum,
                           The Market Theatre           CEO: Ismail Mohamed                            Iziko Museums of South      CEO: Ms Rooksana Omar
                           Foundation                   Tel: (011) 832 1641                            Africa                      Tel: (021) 481 3800
                                                        Fax: (011) 834 4311                                                        Fax: (021) 481 3994
                                                        Cell: 083 235 8440                                                         Cell: 083 409 0609
                                                        Email:                                         Email:
                           PACOFS                       Acting CEO: Moeketsi Meshack Xaba              National English Literary   Director: Ms Beverly Thomas
                                                        Tel: (051) 447 7771                            Museum                      Tel: (046) 622-7095/42
                                                        Fax: (051) 430 5523                                                        Fax: (046) 622 2582
                                                        Cell: 064 7550 603 | 079 0133 530                                          Cell: 082 871 9019
                                                        Email:                                               Email:
                           Playhouse Company            CEO: Ms Linda Bukhosini                        Luthuli Museum              Director: Mr Brian Xaba
                                                        Tel: (031) 369 9555 | 369 9479                                             Tel: (032) 559-6822/3/4
                                                        Fax: (031) 306 2166                                                        Fax: (032) 559-6806
                                                        Cell: 083 788 7902                                                         Cell: 071 895 1256
                                                        Email:                                            Email:
                           South Africa State Theatre   CEO: Dr Sibongile Mkhize
                                                        Tel: (012 ) 392 4283                           kwaZulu-Natal               Director: Mr Luthando Maphasa
                                                        Fax: (012) 322 3913                            Museum                      Tel: (033) 341 0554
                                                        Cell: 083 629 6899                                                         Fax: (033) 345 0561
                                                        Email:                                      Cell: 083 645 3322

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LOGO           Name of Institutions                 Primary Contact             LOGO     Name of Institutions                  Primary Contact
                   Msunduzi Museum             Director: Dr Mlungisi Ngubane                 War Museum of the Boer      Director: Mr Tokkie Pretorius
                                               Tel: (033) 394-6834/5                         Republics                   Tel: (051) 447 3447 | 447 0079
                                               Fax: (033) 342-4100 | 394 6797                                            Fax: (051) 447 1322
                                               Cell: 082 296 2499                                                        Cell: 082 802 1698
                                               Email: mngubane@msunduzimuseum.                                           Email:
                   National Museum             Director: Ms Sharon Snell                     William Humphreys Art       Director: Ms Ernestine White
                                               Tel: (051) 447-9609                           Gallery                     Tel: (053 ) 831 1724/5
                                               Fax: (051) 447-6273                                                       Fax: (053 832 2221
                                               Cell: 074 244 8877                                                        Cell: 083 260 4821
                                               Email:                                                 Email:
                   Nelson Mandela              CEO: Mr Bonke Tyhulu
                   Museum                      Tel: (047) 501 9500                           South African               Director: Mr Francois Hendrikz
                                               Fax: (047) 532 3345 | 538 0218                Library for the Blind       Tel: (046) 622-7226                 19
                                               Cell: 082 523 4900 | 082 461 2099 |                                       Fax: (046) 622-4645
                                               082 312 7817                                                              Cell: 082 552 4104
                                               Email:                                      Email:
                   Ditsong Museums of South    CEO: Ms Annabell Lebethe
                   Africa                      Tel: (012) 000 0010                           National Library of South   CEO: Prof Rocky-Ralebipi-Simela
                                               Fax: (012) 323 6598 | 3237518                 Africa                      Tel: (012) 401 9763 | 81 401 9717
                                               Cell: 083 602 1407                                                        Fax: (012) 326 7642
                                               Email:                                            Cell: 082 802 4168
                   Robben Island               CEO: Mr Mava Dada                                                         Email:
                   Museum and World Heritage   Tel: (021) 413 4213
                   Site                        Cell: 081 747 3268

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               LOGO          Name of Institutions                 Primary Contact          NPOs supported by DAC
                           Freedom Park                CEO: Jane Mufamadi
                                                       Tel: (012) 336 4018                      LOGO        Name of Institutions               Primary Contact
                                                       Fax: (012) 336 4021                                BlindSA                   President: Ms Cathy Donaldson
                                                       Cell: 082 568 3504                                                           Tel: (011) 839-1793
                                                       Email:                                                Fax: (011) 839-1217
                           National Arts               CEO: Rosemary Mangope                                                        Cell: 083 701 4246
                           Council                     Tel: (011) 838 1383                                                          Email:
                                                       EXT 106                                            Business and Arts South   CEO: Ms Michelle Constant
                                                       Fax: (011) 838 6363                                Africa                    Tel: (011) 447 2295
                                                       Cell: 083 441 2027 | 083 266 3360                                            Fax: (011) 447 2364
                                                       Email:                                                   Cell: 083 265 5000
                           National Film and Video     Acting CEO: Mr Shadrack Bokaba                                               Email:
                           Foundation                  Tel: (011) 483-0880
                                                       Fax: (011) 483 0881
                                                       Cell: 072 148 8888 | 084 211 2246
                           National Heritage Council   CEO: ADV Sonwabile Mancotywa
                                                       Tel: (012) 348-1663
                                                       Cell: 082 330 5649
                           South African Heritage      Acting CEO: Ms Lungi Malgas
                           Resource                    Tel: (021) 462 4502
                           Agency                      Fax: (021) 462 1753
                                                       Cell: 076 011 1905
                           Pan South African           CEO: Dr Rakwena Reginald Mpho
                           Language Board              Monareng
                                                       Tel: (012) 341 9638
                                                       Fax: (012) 341 5938
                                                       Cell: 060 9871282

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Table of Contents
PART A: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW                                      23   6.2 Strategic Objectives for the 2019 MTEF                   45
                                                                     6.3 Quarterly Targets for the 2019/20 Financial Year         48
1. Vision, Mission, Value Statement and Legislative and other   24   6.4 Budget and MTEF Estimates                                49
  Mandates                                                           6.5 Reconciling Performance Targets with Expenditure         51
1.1 Vision                                                      24   6.6 Strategic Risk Analysis 2019/20                          52
1.2 Mission                                                     24   7. Programme 3: Arts and Culture Promotion and Development   56
1.3 Values                                                      24   7.1 Purpose of the Programme                                 56
1.4 Legislative and other Mandates                              24   7.2 Strategic Objectives for the 2019 MTEF                   57
2. Updated Situational Analysis                                 25   7.3 Quarterly Targets for the 2019/20 Financial Year         59
2.1 The Macro Environment                                       28   7.4 Budget and MTEF Estimates                                60   21
2.2 The Organisational Environment                              29   7.5 Reconciling Performance targets with Expenditure         62
3. Revisions of Policy and Legislative Mandates                 31   7.6 Strategic Risk Analysis 2019/20                          63
3.1 Review and/or development of ACH policies                   31   8. Programme 4: Heritage Promotion and Preservation          64
3.2 Review of the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage     31   8.1 Purpose of the Programme                                 64
4. Overview of the 2019/20 Budget and MTEF Estimates            32   8.2 Strategic Objectives for the 2019 MTEF                   65
4.1 Expenditure Allocations                                     32   8.3 Quarterly Targets for the 2019/20 Financial Year         68
                                                                     8.4 Budget and MTEF Estimates                                70
PART B: PROGRAMME AND SUB-PROGRAMME PLANS                       34   8.5 Reconciling Performance targets with Expenditure         72
                                                                     8.6 Strategic Risk Analysis 2019/20                          73
5. Programme 1: Administration                                  35
5.1 Purpose of the Programme                                    35   PART C: LINKS TO OTHER PLANS                                 76
5.2 Strategic Objective for the 2019 MTEF                       37
5.3 Quarterly Targets for the 2019/20 Financial Year            39   9. Community Library Conditional Grant                       77
5.4 Budget and MTEF Estimates                                   40   10. Capital Works (Infrustructure) Grant                     79
5.5 Reconciling Performance Targets with Expenditure            41   11. Public Entities Reporting to the Department              80
5.6 Strategic Risk Analysis 2019/20                             42   12. Monitoring of DAC Public Entities                        82
6. Programme 2: Institutional Governance                        44   13. Public-Private Partnerships                              83
6.1 Purpose of the Programme                                    44   14. Materiality Framework                                    83

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        ACH           Arts, Culture and Heritage                                   MRM       Moral Regeneration Movement
        ACPD          Arts and Culture Promotion and Development                   MTEF      Medium-Term Expenditure Framework
        AGSA          Auditor-General of South Africa                              MTSF      Medium-Term Strategic Framework
        APP           Annual Performance Plan                                      NAAIRS    National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System
        AToM          Access to Memory                                             NARSSA    National Archives and Records Service of South Africa
        AU            African Union                                                NDP       National Development Plan
        BBBEE         Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment                       NEP       National Evaluation Policy
        CAC           Community Arts Centre                                        NHC       National Heritage Council
        CEO           Chief Executive Officer                                      NT        National Treasury
        CFO           Chief Financial Officer                                      PanSALB   Pan South African Language Board
        CME&GG        Coordination, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Good Governance   PPEM      People-to-People Mechanism
        DAC           Department of Arts and Culture                               RLHR      Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route
        DDG           Deputy Director-General                                      SA        South Africa
        DG            Director-General                                             SACO      South African Cultural Observatory
        DPME          Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation            SDGs      Sustainable Development Goals
        DST           Department of Science and Technology                         SAHRA     South African Heritage Resources Agency
        GTAC          Government Technical Advisory Centre                         SAPLIS    South African Public Library and Information Services
        HLT           Human Language Technologies                                  TRC       Truth and Reconciliation Commission
        HR            Human Resources
        ICT           Information and Communication Technology
        IKS           Indigenous Knowledge Systems
        IODSA         Institute of Directors South Africa
        IT            Information Technology
        M&E           Monitoring and Evaluation
        MGE           Mzansi Golden Economy
        MinMEC        Ministers and Members of the Executive Council

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       1.        VISION, MISSION,VALUE STATEMENT AND                                                   1.4       Legislative and other mandates
                                                                                                             •   The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
                                                                                                             •   The White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage, 1996
       1.1       Vision                                                                                      •   National Development Plan (Vision 2030)
                                                                                                             •   Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007
       A creative and inclusive nation.
                                                                                                             •   Public Finance Management Act, 1999
                                                                                                             •   National Youth Policy, 2009
       1.2       Mission                                                                                     •   Government wide Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, 2007
                                                                                                             •   The Use of Official Languages Act, 2012
       Develop, preserve, protect and promote arts, culture and heritage.                                    •   The Cultural Promotion Act, 1983
                                                                                                             •   Cultural Institutions Act, 1998
       1.3       Values                                                                                      •   National Heritage Council Act, 1999
                                                                                                             •   National Heritage Resources Act, 1999
             •   Responsiveness: a department that is quick to react to requests from and provide            •   Heraldry Act, 1962
                 feedback to the public and other stakeholders.                                              •   South African Geographical Names Council Act, 1998
             •   Patriotism: as loyal PATRIOTS, we passionately serve South Africa and its people to         •   The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act, 1996
                 build a nation.                                                                             •   The Legal Deposit Act, 1997
             •   Ubuntu: CARE and concern for the wellbeing of our staff, customers and stakeholders         •   The Copyright Act, 1978
                 is the foundation of our success.                                                           •   The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000
             •   Creative/Innovative: in everything we do, we strive for CREATIVE/INNOVATIVE 		              •   The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000
                 approaches.                                                                                 •   The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002
             •   Integrity: in our day-to-day activities, our INTEGRITY shines through.                      •   The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), 2013
             •   Professionalism: together, we act PROFESSIONALLY to deliver value to the South              •   Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS), 1998
                 African economy, its people and ourselves.                                                  •   South African Library for the Blind Act, 1998
             •   Accountability: we are ACCOUNTABLE to the people of South Africa in our quest to            •   National Library of South Africa Act, 1998
                 provide them with high-quality services.                                                    •   National Council for Library and Information Services Act, 2001
                                                                                                             •   Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998
                                                                                                             •   Legislation pertaining to provincial library services (including previous provincial
                                                                                                             •   Municipal Systems Act, 2002
                                                                                                             •   Division of Revenue Act, 2007

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International Treaties                                                                               2.        UPDATED SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS
By virtue of being a State Party to international arts, culture and heritage treaties (conventions   The National Development Plan (NDP) envisions a South African society that embraces its diversity
and covenants), South Africa is bound by the legal obligations enshrined in those treaties. This     rather than emphasising differences along the contours of race, class, gender, religion, culture and
includes implementation, domestication, reporting and other legally binding obligations. (Cf.        other social constructs. In South Africa with its divisive past, while the social cohesion and nation
Constitution, Chapter 14, sections 231-233).                                                         building initiative has been on the agenda of government for some time, events such as “fees
                                                                                                     must fall”, service delivery protests, regular incidents of racism, and heightened levels of political
     •   1954 Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict       contestation point to the need for an upscaled focus on building a more participatory citizenry in
     •   1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export       order to realise the ideal of an inclusive and thus a socially cohesive society.
         and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property
     •   1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage        The social cohesion programme needs to be geared towards overcoming the fractures and
     •   2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage                      divisions of the past in our communities and in society at large. Critical to the realisation of this
     •   2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural                ideal are the ongoing sector engagements leading to the conclusion of the social compact which,
         Expressions                                                                                 among other things, should outline the value systems and principles that define being South
     •   1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights                         African. Further, work needs to continue on foregrounding national symbols that are inclusive and
     •   1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects                   uniting, as well as other social cohesion programmes such as community conversations, the social
                                                                                                     cohesion advocates initiative and the moral regeneration efforts. There is a need to engage the
                                                                                                     young people of South Africa directly with the aim of promoting patriotism and shared values. The
                                                                                                     celebration and commemoration of significant national days must continue to promote interracial
                                                                                                     and intercultural gatherings that are central to social cohesion.

                                                                                                     The economic potential of arts, culture and heritage (ACH) has not been explored or exploited
                                                                                                     fully. The revision to the White Paper on Arts and Culture provides us with an opportunity to
                                                                                                     reposition the sector as a major contributor to the socio-economic imperatives of government.
                                                                                                     This entails entrenching the strategic value of ACH in society and dispelling the distorted notion
                                                                                                     that the value of ACH is recreation or entertainment only. Further, the government’s radical socio-
                                                                                                     economic transformation agenda needs to be embedded in the strategies, plans and programmes
                                                                                                     of the Department. The Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy should assist in creating job
                                                                                                     opportunities for previously disadvantaged ACH practitioners. Further, the mainstreaming of
                                                                                                     the youth, women and people with disabilities into the mainstream of the economy should be
                                                                                                     foregrounded in all our programmes.

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       The knowledge that resources are limited, however, forces us to direct our efforts to key priority    The Department will continue to maintain and strengthen its strategic cultural relations with
       programmes that will yield immediate impact and further assist us to complete the programme           other parts of the world, including the Americas, Europe, Asia and the various United Nations
       of action of the Fifth Administration. As such, our programme of action will be guided by the         and other multilateral forums. The SA-China People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM)
       following priorities:                                                                                 had been agreed on by the two respective Presidents, and the DAC Minister is leading the SA
                                                                                                             inter-ministerial component. The DAC Cultural Diplomacy programme will continue to be aligned
       A.         Accelerating and amplifying nation building and social cohesion and                        to the department’s domestic mandate and ensure benefits accrue to local artists and the sector.

                  dealing with the challenges of racism, among other things
                                                                                                             C.          The Infrastructure Programme, including the National Heroes’ Acre
       As the lead department for Outcome 14, the DAC is responsible for coordinating, supporting,                       Project and Resistance and the Liberation Heritage (RLH) Route
       monitoring and reporting on progress against MTSF indicators and performance targets, with
       contributions from 13 government departments and entities. In terms of the standing procedures        The overall infrastructure has been beset with challenges of lack of expertise, delays in service
       for the management of MTSF Outcomes, the Minister is obligated to table Outcome 14 quarterly          delivery, cost escalations and failure to derive value for money. In a bid to resolve these challenges,
       progress reports to Cabinet. Progress is being made to involve the provinces and entities in          the Department will be establishing a Project Management Office, which will comprise of the
       coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the Outcome.                                                following skills and competencies:

26     Through our programming the principles of inclusivity and integration will permeate all our                •      Project Management
       programmes and activities as espoused in outcome 14                                                        •      Architecture
                                                                                                                  •      Quantity surveying
            i.    Currently, the celebration or commemoration of national days continue to be attended            •      Engineering
                  exclusively by a particular section of the population. The Department is thus challenged        •      Construction Management
                  with ensuring that there are inclusive celebrations and commemorations.
            ii.   The Department intends foregrounding national symbols that are inclusive and               The Resistance and Liberation Heritage (RLH) Route narrative will be entrenched in our
                  uniting, and continue with community conversations, the social cohesion advocates          programming. The narrative will go beyond the building of monuments, museums and memorials
                  initiative, the moral regeneration efforts, and sector engagements leading to the          to also permeate the performing arts through theatre productions, cinemas and television through
                  conclusion of the social compact.                                                          film production and documentaries, as well as museums and galleries through exhibitions and
       B.         Focusing on Africa and the global space
                                                                                                             D.          Promotion of all official languages
       The Department will continue to prioritise Africa and BRICS in its Cultural Diplomacy programme,
       including increased global and continental participation. The annual hosting of the Africa            Access to information is essential to the transformation agenda. The use of previously marginalized
       Month and cultural seasons/weeks planned with other countries in the continent will provide           languages will be given priority and should feature prominently in our knowledge production,
       the focus point in the Africa programme over the next MTEF. Further, cultural diplomacy will be       dissemination and sharing. To this end, the Department will:
       consolidated in the Middle East through SA’s support for cultural weeks, the Annual Solidarity
       Week with Palestine and the FISAHARA Festival in Western Sahara.

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i.    Continue to provide technical support in the setting up of active and operational 		      As part of the Library Infrastructure Development programme, ongoing consultations and
             language units in all public institutions and departments                                 awareness-raising initiatives will be pursued with communities to sensitize them about the value
       ii.   Support language development through the creation of terminology in all the official 		   and significance of the library infrastructure in their respective communities. This will ensure that
             languages and investing in human language technologies (HLT) projects                     libraries are viewed as essential community assets rather than as targets of destruction during
       iii. Promote access to information through the provision of a translation and editing           community service delivery protests.
             service in official and foreign languages
       iv. Finalise the process of appointing and establishing the Board of PanSALB                    Further, efforts are underway to address the challenges facing the archives and repositories in
                                                                                                       various spheres of government. The planning phase for a new state-of-the-art archival facility will
E.		         Ensuring that Mzansi Golden Economy benefits previously disadvantaged                     be initiated in the 2019 financial year and funds have been sourced from the current infrastructure
                                                                                                       budget for this purpose. Running parallel with the aforesaid planning phase will be processes
		           arts practitioners
                                                                                                       geared at securing an archival conditional grant from National Treasury.

The Department is responsible for the development and promotion of the creative industries,
including audience development and market access through the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE)               G.         The Community Arts Programme
programme. Our priority is to ensure that the opportunities of the MGE programme permeate
all sectors of society to create an enabling environment and/or provide opportunities for up-          The Department will focus on supporting the development and implemenation of Provincial
and-coming arts, culture and heritage practitioners. To this end, efforts will be made to ensure       Community Arts Programme with the aim of widening the scope of access to Arts, Culture

that MGE benefits the neediest of our communities in remote provinces, towns and villages. The         and Heritage Programmes as well as activities for communities and local artists. The Provnicial

Department will also improve the communication mechanism so that those whose projects have             Community Arts Development programme will deal with challenges of community Arts

not been successful are provided with feedback.                                                        Programming, training management and skills development, infrustructure development, and
                                                                                                       strengthening relationship between the three spheres of government.

Specific MGE projects that will be pursued over the 2019 MTEF include the incubation programme,
cultural observatory, the Venture Capital Fund, support for cultural events, touring ventures and      Over the 2019 MTEF, the community arts programme will entail:

public arts.
                                                                                                            i.    The development of new CACs
                                                                                                            ii.   The refurbishment of existing CACs
F.           The library and archives programme
                                                                                                            iii. The provision of financial support for community arts activities.

The Department will continue the roll-out of the community library and archival programme
designed to preserve national memory and promote an informed, reading and writing nation.
Through the Library Conditional Grant, the DAC will continue to build and upgrade libraries,
purchase relevant books, and improve ICT connectivity. The modernising of library services
will seek to appeal to youth who are technically skilled, and further ensure the transformation
of collections and infrastructure. Equipment and capabilities to render services for the visually
impaired will also be prioritised.

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       H.       Ensuring that the school curriculum teaches correct South African                            Social Analysis
                heritage and history through the Arts Education Programme and DAC
                                                                                                             The National Development Plan (NDP) envisions a South African society that embraces its diversity
                Schools Programme
                                                                                                             rather than emphasising observable differences along the contours of race, class, gender, religion,
                                                                                                             culture and other social constructs. The ACH Sector is gaining recognition within the wider
       Through the Schools Programme, the Department will continue to deploy artists in schools as part
                                                                                                             government spectrum and is seen as playing a critical role in social cohesion and transformation.
       of inculcating arts, culture and heritage in the schooling system. Moreover, we will intensify the
                                                                                                             Success is this area of work would be enhanced if we first determined the root of social disparity
       campaign of promoting national symbols and constitutional values to foster a spirit of patriotism
                                                                                                             systems, including the fundamental aspects of societal ills that have played themselves out on
       and a sense of national identity. When talking about identity, we will be looking not just at South
                                                                                                             different platforms.
       African identity but also an African identity. The hoisting of the African Union (AU) flag side by
       side with the South African flag, and the singing of the AU anthem together with the SA national
                                                                                                             Further, the NDP and Vision 2030 are anchored by two fundamental objectives, namely the
       anthem are pointers to our commitment to the continent and the expression of African identity
                                                                                                             elimination of poverty and the reduction of inequality. As such, the success of our plans will be
       and pride.
                                                                                                             measured by the degree to which the lives and opportunities of the poorest South Africans are
       2.1      The Macro Environment

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       Political Analysis
                                                                                                             Arts and culture initiatives need to contribute to the green environment through, for example,
       There is a very strong political will and support for the ACH Sector and this augurs well for         conservation methodologies, green infrastructure and other such creative and innovative
       successful implementation and achievement of the Department’s mandate. While internally the           strategies.
       Department enjoys strong political support, programmes relating to cultural diplomacy, exchange
       and seasons may be vulnerable to political instability and changes in the countries we intend to
                                                                                                             Technological Analysis
       partner with in delivering these programmes.

                                                                                                             Digital technology is enabling cultural and creative products, services and ventures to be
       Economic Analysis                                                                                     launched from any location at scale, and successful cultural entrepreneurs have been able to
                                                                                                             harness technology to their advantage. Increasing use and adoption of technology is the domain
       The low economic growth in South Africa has had a huge impact on the budget allocation to the         of the privileged and universal access is needed to bring our people up to speed and to allow
       DAC. As such, the ACH Sector will have to take a serious re-look at how the convergence between       them to exploit these technologies that allow for collective access by arts practitioners. We need
       entities and provinces can take place through aligned and optimized systems to do “more with          to increasingly make use of technology to assist in delivering integrated automated services for
       less”. New funding streams and models need to be explored to bring forth alternative revenue          artists.
       streams to supplement the much-needed ACH Sector programmes. Key to this is the positioning
       of the creative and cultural economies as one of the fastest growing industries, and this narrative
       should be at the centre of the government strategy.

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Policy and Legal Analysis                                                                                    •   Improved and better resource allocation to ensure that resources are allocated for
                                                                                                                 redress purposes.
The Revised White Paper carries forward the gains of the preceding two decades and addresses                 •   Programmes should be designed to ensure that redress and transformation are
the challenges of inequality, poverty, unemployment and persistent division based on race,                       achieved. If the aim is to empower and prioritise previously disadvantaged arts and
gender and other factors of exclusion. An opportunity is presented to the ACH Sector to reposition               culture practitioners, the budget should show that.
the Sector and create conditions conducive to flourishing cultural development.                              •   Strengthening and improving oversight, monitoring and evaluation of all the DAC’s
                                                                                                                 public entities.
Moreover, the reality on the ground is that the three tiers of government are not funding in                 •   Focusing on addressing under-expenditure on the Library Grant and the infrastructure
tandem and this hampers coordinated, integrated development. As such, joint implementation                       programme.
strategies need to be explored that will enable cooperative governance to work optimally and                 •   Ensuring that the Department’s performance measures (objectives, indicators and
not sporadically.                                                                                                targets) are strategic, useful and adhere to the SMART principle to ensure proper

2.2       The Organisational Environment                                                                     •   Aligning risk assessment with and integrating it into the planning processes.

As we strive to be a developmental state with a capable workforce, we will constantly identify          Improving the quality of reporting and compliance
the requisite skills in our respective environments, and develop them through training and
mentorship programmes. To this end, skills audits and work studies will be conducted from time          The Department has a portfolio of 25 public entities, which includes heritage, performing
to time to improve human resource utilisation in the organisation. The ongoing skills audits in the     arts, development (funding) bodies and libraries. As part of its oversight responsibilities, the
DAC is to ensure that human resources are correctly placed in the organisation.                         Department has to ensure that these entities are well managed and that sound governance
                                                                                                        principles are entrenched. To this end, the Department has introduced a number of governance
The reductions in budgets, and more specifically the ceilings imposed on expenditure on the             instruments, including the Shareholders’ Compact, governance forums such as the CEO’s Forum
compensation budgets of government departments, call for a renewed focus and realignment                , quarterly reporting and site visits. Despite all these efforts, the DAC’s entities continue to be
of the organisational programmes, structure and resources of the Department. Priority 10 of the         confronted with a range of governance challenges, including labour disputes that have regrettably
10-Point Plan, that aims to ensure people are placed in the correct positions in the organisation, is   found their way into the media space. Further to the governance efforts outlined above, the
therefore particularly important and will be expedited during 2019/20.                                  following interventions were introduced in an effort to curb the challenges facing entities:

Finally, the oversight work of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture and the Audit and Risk            •   The scope of the site visits to entities was extended to provide a platform for all
Committees in the 2018/19 financial year raised critical issues needing serious attention by the                 stakeholders in the entities to engage on matters relating to the operations in the
Department and remain relevant in 2019/20, including:                                                            respective entities.
                                                                                                             •   The Minister initiated bilateral meetings with the councils of the entities and this has
                                                                                                                 afforded both the councils and Minister a platform to further engage on matters
                                                                                                                 affecting service delivery.
                                                                                                             •   Support services (i.e. legal, HR, IT, etc.) from the Department are dispatched to entities
                                                                                                                 to resolve challenges that confront entities.

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