North West Department: Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs

After the 2019 General Elections the department is being reorganised into the Department: Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X90, Mmabatho, 2735
Physical 2nd Floor Gaabomotho Building, 760 Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho
Tel 018 388 2753 / 2906 /2809 / 2811
Fax 018 388 1909


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.

Reporting Entities

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