Department of Arts and Culture

Vision: The vision of the Department of Arts and Culture is to develop and preserve South African culture to ensure social cohesion and nation-building.


Develop and promote arts and culture in South Africa and mainstream its role in social development.

• Develop and promote the official languages of South Africa and enhance the linguistic diversity of the country.

• Improve economic and other development opportunities for South African arts and culture nationally and globally through mutually beneficial partnerships, thereby ensuring the sustainability of the sector.

• Develop and monitor the implementation of policy, legislation and strategic direction for the identification,conservation and promotion of cultural heritage.

• To guide, sustain and develop the archival, heraldic and information resources of the nation to empower citizens through full and open access to these resources.