Department Of Arts And Culture Gauteng

Department Of Arts And Culture Gauteng

Department Of Arts And Culture Gauteng, Gauteng , which means “place of gold”, is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.
Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, accounting for only 1.5% of the land area. Nevertheless, it is highly urbanised, containing the country’s largest city, Johannesburg, its administrative capital, Pretoria, and other large areas such as Midrand and Vanderbijlpark. As of 2024, Gauteng is the most populous province in South Africa with a population of approximately 14,200,000 people according to estimates.

Contact Details


Postal Private Bag X33, Johannesburg, 2000
Physical 35 Rissik Street, Surrey House, Johannesburg, 2001
Tel 011 355 2500


The mission of the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is to work in an integrated manner to create an enabling environment and accelerated social transformation for sporting, artistic and cultural excellence, by facilitating talent identification and development in partnership with key stakeholders; positioning the business of sport and creative industries as catalysts for sustainable economic growth; modernisation of the economy through the bidding and hosting of major sporting and cultural events; providing universal access to sport, arts, cultural activities, library, archival services and facilities; and identifying, promoting and preserving heritage.
The Department’s strategic goals are to enhance the implementation of integrated and sustainable sport, arts, culture and recreation programmes; identify, develop and nurture sport and artistic talent for competitive and major events; identify and preserve heritage, including the promotion of national days and symbols; inculcate a culture of reading and lifelong learning; preserve and make accessible the archival records of the province; and contribute to the developmental state and good governance.

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