Administration

The Programme is about the provision of political, as well as strategic leadership, overall management and administrative support to the core functions of the Department. It consists of two Sub-Programmes, which are…

Sport & Recreation

The programme is aimed at promoting access to information, developing and sustaining a reading culture, regularising good records keeping and preservation of provincial heritage and social memory. It consists of the following 3 sub-programmes:

Cultural Affairs

Cultural Affairs develops, supports and promotes Arts and Culture industry in the province. It identifies, promotes and preserves heritage resources, supports geographic naming by local government, and ensures the implementation of the provincial language policy framework.

Library & Archive Services

The programme is aimed at promoting access to information, developing and sustaining a reading culture, regularising good records keeping and preservation of provincial heritage and social memory. It consists of the following 3 sub-programmes:

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Sports & Recreation

Service Centers

East London Museum

East London Museum is a museum in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, notable for holding the type specimen of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be long extinct.

 

It was the workplace of¬†Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the fish’s discoverer.

 

It was established in 1921 and features natural and cultural history of East London and surrounds.

 

The museum is open week days and Saturdays. There are other galleries within the museum besides the display of the coelacanth. The museum offers displays of southern Nguni beadwork and traditional culture. The maritime gallery includes model ships and shipwreck artifacts.The museum includes one living exhibit, a working bee hive.

Amathole Museum

The¬†Amathole Museum, formerly the¬†Kaffrarian Museum¬†is a¬†natural¬†and¬†cultural history¬†museum located in¬†King William’s Town¬†in the¬†Eastern Cape¬†province of¬†South Africa. The museum houses a large collection of¬†mammals¬†and includes the taxidermied body of¬†Huberta, the hippopotamus.

 
Huberta exhibit

The Xhosa Gallery, housed in the old post office building, concentrates on the cultural history of all tribes of the Xhosa nation. The history section has artefacts, documents and photographs of local interest dating back to the 19th century. The Missionary Museum contains information on missionary endeavours in this area. The museum was founded in 1884 and was later opened to the public in October 1898. The name of the museum was changed from the Kaffrarian Museum to the Amathole Museum in 1999.