Minister Mthethwa hosts BRICS Ministers of Culture at The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Maropeng

The Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa  hosts a delegation of BRICS Ministers of Culture to provide a strategic leadership and guidance on how governments can best strengthen collaborations amongst member states, market access, and to promote cultural diplomacy for a broader Government socio-economic agenda. The event forms part of the 10th BRICS Summit recently hosted under the theme, ’ BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity  in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

The BRICS Ministers of Culture  meeting will take place on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Maropeng, Gauteng.

Amongst other objectives, the Ministerial session will deliberate on the implementation of Cultural Agreements, strengthening of Bilateral Relations, reinforcement of cultural and people-to-people relations, expansion of trade as well as  the promotion of cultural diplomacy.

Led by Minister Nathi Mthethwa,  the BRCIS Ministers of Culture are also expected to adopt and  sign the declaration of the BRICS Ministerial meeting on Culture –Maropeng  Declaration. Prior to this session, the Department of Arts and Culture will on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 host the BRICS senior officials meeting as a precursor to the Ministerial meeting.


Issued by: South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture


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