Welcome to the Mpumalanga Provincial Government

Department of Culture, Sports and Recreation

Ms Sbongile Manana

MEC for Sport, Culture and Recreation: Ms Sbongile Manana

 

Vision

Create access to equitable and quality services on Culture, Sports and Information

Mission

Through stimulating and developing cultural, sporting and informational capacities of the people

Strategic Goals
  • Acknowledging cultural diversity, cultural heritage and promote unity by affirming, conserving and celebrating people’s way of life whilst establishing culture as an economic investment
  • Creating a reading and learning culture to empower people to make informed decisions
  • Improving the quality of life by maintaining healthy minds and bodies through active participation in culture, sports and recreation

Arts and Culture

Key objectives
  • To develop and promote living culture, cultural villages, indigenous technologies, film and video industry, arts industry, marginalized languages, literature and religious programmes
  • To co-ordinate, monitor, support and/or fund programmes by Provincial Geographic Names Committee (PGNC), Mpumalanga Arts and Culture Council (MACC), Pan South African Language Board (PanSAlb), Moral Regeneration Movement, CRAM and other relevant stakeholders.
Programmes to Communities
  • Facilitation and coordination of Mpumalanga Arts and Culture Programmes
  • Letsa Letsemba mobile craft project enhance the skills in crafters and artists
  • Establishment of arts and culture forums in regions.
  • Provincial Geographical Names Committee (PGNC) programmes and the Mpumalanga Arts and Culture Council funding programmes
  • Offer and/or coordinate workshops on film and video, drama, stage management, indigenous music, poverty alleviation projects
  • Encourage communities to visit cultural villages and to use those facalities for community events
  • Co-ordinate moral regeneration and Nepad chapter affairs
  • Facilitation of unity and tolerance programmes within different religions
  • Promote provincially marginalised languages namely isiNdebele and isiSati and establishment of their Terminology in different field of education through the Provincial Language Committee

Sports and Recreation

Key Objectives
  • To advance sport and recreation for the benefit of communities
  • To provide sport and recreation facilities, promote indigenous games, streamline and responsibilities for all stakeholders as well facilitation of transformation and development programmes in sport & recreation
Programmes to Communities
  • Upgrading and renovating sports and recreation facilities
  • Promotion of Sports Letsema, the spirit of volunteerism
  • Facilitation of capacity building programmes
  • Promotion of indigenous games in communities
  • Co-ordination of South Africa Games programmes
  • Facilitation of Farm and Rural recreation programmes
  • Together with municipalities facilitate the democratic formation of sport councils/bodies
  • Provide funding for federations and other sporting institutions.
  • Promotion of mass participation programmes
  • Promotion, regulation and monitoring of transformation sport
  • Promotion of Maputo-Mpumalanga MOU through youth games and civil servant sport.
  • Facilitation of the Siyadlala Programme in identified communities
  • Heritage & Library Information Services

Heritage & Library Information Services

Key Objectives
  • Establish and improve library infrastructure
  • Electronic linking of public libraries to provide electronic access to information
  • Marketing and promoting of Library & Information Services
  • Provision of Regional Library Services to public libraries through regional libraries
  • Facilitation and Establishment of Cenotaph projects
  • Promotion, transforming and restoration of Museums and heritage sites
  • Establishment of Archive Centre for preservation of archive material
  • Collaboration with other Heritage statutory bodies and NGOs
  • Manage grants to Heritage Institutions, e.g. SAHRA
  • Establishment of Cultural Museums
  • Facilitate the Provisions of Provincial Archival Infrastructure
  • Provision of record management and Archival Services
Programmes to Communities
  • Purchasing, marketing, promotion, processing and provisioning of library material to more than 139 public libraries and 1 Central Reference Library
  • Effective use of electronic information networks
  • Establishment of regional cenoptaphs
  • Provision of efficient museum services
  • Restoration & Revamping of Heritage sites
  • Management  of administration of 6 Regional libraries
  • Provide Central Reference Library Services
  • Rendering professional support in library and information management activities and programmes
  • Campaign programmes that create awareness on national symbols, importance of archives and archival material, museums and heritage preservation.
Contact


No. 7 Government Boulevard
Building No. 4
Riverside Park
Extension 2
Nelspruit
1200

Tel: 013 766 5014/6/8/32
Fax: 013 766 5575/6/91

Website

http://www.mpumalanga.gov.za/dscr

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