The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Hon. Nathi Mthethwa has appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Celenhle Dlamini as the new Chairperson of the National Arts Council.
H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamini was elected as the NAC Deputy Chairperson and also acted as Chairperson since February 2021 to lead the entity for the next four years.
Commenting on behalf of the NAC, Mr. Tshepo Mashiane, the Council Spokesperson said “the Council affirmed that Minister could not have chosen a better person than H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamini. She has steered Council during a very difficult time when this Council assumed its tenure and had to deal with the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, which was fraught with serious challenges. As a Council, we congratulate H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamini on her appointment and we are fully behind her and will give her our full support”.
H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamini had this to say, “l am greatly honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility to serve as Chairperson of the National Arts Council. The appointment of a new Chairperson from within the current Council Members is a testament to the confidence the Minister has in this Council. We have had a turbulent start, however, now we can focus on the mandate Council was appointed to execute, which is to ensure that the National Arts Council contributes to the development and transformation of the arts and culture sector”.
H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamini previously served as the Chairperson of Artscape Theatre Centre.
The Council further welcomes the appointment of the additional NAC Council Members and looks forward to them joining the Council.
For enquires please contact the NAC Council Spokesperson, Mr. Tshepo Mashiane on 072 037 3358