KwaZulu-Natal Department: Arts and Culture

The Department of Arts and Culture and the Department of Sport and Recreation have merged to create the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, effective 1 January 2023. While this merger is ongoing and each historical department continues to produce separate financial and audit results and annual reports, we will continue to display them as separate entries.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X91400, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Physical 222 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel 033 264 3422


The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture is to provide world-class services in arts and culture for the people of KwaZulu-Natal by developing and promoting arts and culture and mainstreaming its role in social development; developing and promoting previously marginalised languages and enhancing linguistic diversity; collecting, managing and preserving archival, museum and other forms of information resources; and integrating and providing seamless art and culture services to the communities.

The Department's strategic goals are to institutionalise and sustain good corporate governance; create an environment that fosters the development and preservation of all art forms and cultures; contribute towards the creation of sustainable livelihoods for the people of KwaZulu-Natal and nurture emerging entrepreneurs through arts and culture sectors; provide equitable access to world-class library, information, museum and archive services; facilitate transformation and economic growth through the arts and culture sectors; and improve service delivery by strengthening collaborative partnerships with other government departments, entities and private organisations.

Reporting Entities

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