DAC: About, Website, Contact Details

Department of Arts and Culture (DAC)
Founded: 2007
Headquarters: Pretoria, South Africa
Jurisdiction: Government of South Africa

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About DAC

The Department of Arts and Culture is one of the departments of the South African government. It promotes, supports, develops and protects the arts, culture, and heritage of South Africa. The heritage sites, museums and monuments of the country also reside under this ministry.


A creative and inclusive nation.


Develop, preserve, protect and promote arts, culture and heritage.

Value Statement

The DAC is committed to the following core values based on the principles of Batho-Pele:

Patriotism: as loyal PATRIOTS, we passionately serve South Africa and its people to build a nation.
Ubuntu: CARE and concern for the wellbeing of our staff, customers, and stakeholders is the foundation of our success.
Creative/Innovation: in everything we do, we strive for CREATIVE/INNOVATIVE approaches.
Professionalism: together, we act PROFESSIONALLY to deliver value to the South African economy, its people and ourselves.
Accountability: we are ACCOUNTABLE to the people of South Africa in our quest to provide them with high-quality services.

Outcome Oriented Strategic Goals and Objectives

A transformed, coherent and development-focused ACH Sector: To drive greater policy and planning coherence in the Sector towards the achievement of sectoral development outcomes.

Nation-building through effective social cohesion programme implementation: To lead and coordinate nation-building and social transformation through effective social cohesion programmes that promote cultural and linguistic diversity.

A productive, diverse and inclusive ACH Sector: To protect, preserve, promote and develop Arts, Culture and Heritage and advance the socio-economic inclusivity and contribution of the Sector.

A sound governance fiscal management system: To forge sound governance and fiscal management policies, systems, and processes that enhance the capacity of the DAC and its entities to ensure the effective and efficient utilization and leveraging of ACH resources for the benefit of all South Africans.

A professional and capacitated ACH Sector: To build the skills and capacity of the Sector to ensure its ongoing development and responsiveness.

DAC Website

Contact info.

» Postal Address
Private Bag X 897 PRETORIA 0001
Physical Address Sechaba House, 202 Madiba Street, Pretoria

» Telephone
+27 (12) 441 3000
Fax +27 (12) 441 3699

» Email info@dac.gov.za

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