Minister of Arts and Culture

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Minister of Arts and Culture
Incumbent
Nathi Mthethwa

since 26 May 2014
Department of Arts and Culture
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Pallo Jordan
Formation 29 April 2004
Deputy Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi
Salary R1,724,897[1]
Website www.dac.gov.za/minister.htm

The Minister of Arts and Culture is a Minister of the Cabinet of South Africa who is responsible for overseeing the Department of Arts and Culture. The portfolio was created on 29 April 2004 on the appointment of the second Cabinet of President Thabo Mbeki, when the Arts, Culture, Science and Technology portfolio was divided into two.[2] As of 26 May 2014 the incumbent minister is Nathi Mthethwa and his deputy is Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi.

Institutions[edit]

Apart from the Department of Arts and Culture, the following institutions also report to the minister:[3]

List of Ministers of Arts and Culture[edit]

Minister Portfolio Incumbency Under
Ben Ngubane Arts, Culture, Science and Technology 1994–1997 Nelson Mandela
Lionel Mtshali 1997–1999
Ben Ngubane 1999
1999–2004 Thabo Mbeki
Pallo Jordan Arts and Culture 2004–2008
2008–2009 Kgalema Motlanthe
Lulama Xingwana[4] 2009-2010 Jacob Zuma
Paul Mashatile 2010-2014
Nathi Mthethwa 2014-

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Determination of the total remuneration of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers", Proclamation No. 77 of 2009.
  2. ^ "Mbeki announces new cabinet". iafrica.com. 29 April 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Annual Report 2009–2009. Department of Arts and Culture. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-919965-11-6. 
  4. ^ "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

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