Arts and Culture hosts Human Rights Month Dialogue, 19 Mar

15 Mar 2019

Arts and Culture to host the Human Rights Month Dialogue on the significance of indigenous languages at VUT

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with Vaal University of Technologies (VUT) will host human rights month dialogue on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at Desmond Tutu Great Hall, Vaal University of Technologies (VUT). The dialogue will be hosted under the theme, “Promoting and Preserving Indigenous Languages as a Human Right”.

The 2019 Human Rights Dialogue will draw attention to: Critical importance of indigenous languages; and the urgent need to preserve, revitalise and promote indigenous languages.

The dialogue also forms part of the 2019 National Human Rights Month commemorated under the theme: The Year of Indigenous Languages: Promoting and deepening the a Human Rights Culture.

Contributors are further expected  to deliberate on current human rights issues and the extent to which it could promote the national agenda on social cohesion and nation building. Other speakers include: The liberation struggle stalwart, Mrs Sophie De Bruyn; Ms Tsoana Nhlapo (CEO: Sharpeville Foundation); Prof Somadoda Fikeni (Academic – UNISA); Adv. Kagiso Maphalle, General Manager for the National Heritage Council amongst other speakers.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: 19 March 2019
Time: 11h00
Venue: Desmond Tutu Great Hall, Vaal University of Technologies (VUT)

Media RSVP:
Madimetja Moleba
Cell: 066 301 4675
Email: madimetjam@dac.gov.za

Media enquiries:
Petunia Lessing
Cell: 066 301 4645
Email: Petunial@dac.gov.za

More information
Dr Abraham Chupe Serote
Cell: 060 984 7499
Email: abrahams@dac.gov.za

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