Department: Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs

Contact details

Physical: 2nd Floor Gaabomotho Building, 760 Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho
Postal: Private Bag X90, Mmabatho, 2735
Tel: 018 388 2809/2811
Fax: 018 388 1907


The mission of the North West Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs is to create, promote and develop arts and culture for community betterment and enrichment, maximising access, development and excellence at all levels of participation.

The Department's strategic goals are to accelerate transformation and inclusivity in arts, culture, library and archive programmes; empower communities with sustainable arts, culture programmes, library and archive programmes; create, promote and develop sustainable arts and culture, library and archive programmes; reengineer arts, culture and heritage programmes into business enhancement activities; provide and develop sustainable infrastructure, research for arts, culture, library and archive services accessible to all communities; provide effective communication and marketing services of all arts and culture programmes; provide effective and efficient policy, legal services, monitoring and evaluation functions to the Department; provide effective and efficient financial management and administration services to the Department and relevant stakeholders; and provide strategic human capital management support and advisory functions to the Department.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms O Mochware
Head of Department
Ms N Bapela

Ms Ontlametse Mochware
Head of Department:
Ms Nono Bapela
Ms Hannelie Moller
Chief Directors:
Mr Thabo Mabe (Cultural Affairs)
Mr Lesiba Molala (Traditional Affairs)
Mr Hans Komane (Acting: Sports Management)
Dr Kenneth Lesedi (Strategic and Executive Support)
Mr Siphiwo Lubambo (Arts, Culture and Heritage)
Mr Sello Monyatsi (Acting: Recreation Management)
Ms Tinyiko Sempe (Libraries, Archives and Information Systems)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Ms Shirley Montsho (Director: Communication and Marketing)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a648 665612 442531 607
Actual Expendituren/a604 863514 094468 239
Employee Compensationn/a244 988222 339268 758
Goods and Servicesn/a149 460136 07092 691
Capital Assetsn/a66 53225 85819 683
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a4 31539 65547 686
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a2233061 448
Posts Approvedn/a964832n/a
Posts Filledn/a720710874
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report
NoteThe Department: Sport, Arts and Culture was reorganised into the Department: Culture, Arts, and Traditional Affairs after the May 2014 elections. The above figures are for the previous Department: Sport, Arts and Culture.

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