Contribute to sustainable economic development and enhance job creation by
preserving, protecting and developing South African arts, culture and heritage
to sustain a socially cohesive and democratic nation.
The Department of Arts and Culture derives its mandate from the following
the Heraldry Act (1962)
the Culture Promotion Act (1983)
the National Archives and Record Service of South Africa Act (1996)
the Legal Deposit Act (1997)
the South African Geographical Names Council Act (1998)
the Cultural Institutions Act (1998)
the National Council for Library and Information Act (2001)
the National Heritage Resources Act (1999)
the Use of Official Languages Act (2012).
Broadly, this legislation mandates the department to:
preserve, develop, protect and promote the cultural, heritage and linguistic diversity and legacy of South Africa
lead nation building and social cohesion through societal transformation
enhance archives and records management structures and systems and promote access to information
provide leadership to the art and culture sector so as to accelerate its transformation.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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