KZN Department of Education Should Introduce
Cultural Arts (Amaciko) As An Official Subject in Classes

11th September 2014.


“The IFP calls on the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal to introduce cultural arts (Amaciko) in all schools as it will assist in improving the skills of learners who want to pursue careers in cultural arts,” said the IFP KZN Shadow Spokesperson on Education, Mrs Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa MPL.


“It is sad to lose the teaching passion of Mrs Memorial Biyela Mnguni, in Ekupheleni High School, eCingci KwaMbonambi, who had to resign as there was no place on the syllabus for her skills. She is an expert in the field of cultural arts (Amaciko). This valuable African heritage should not be lost and the IFP therefore calls on the Department of Education to introduce it as an official subject,” said Mrs kaMadlopha-Mthethwa.


“The IFP believes that it is the responsibility of the Department of Education to invest in cultural arts to ensure that African cultural arts are not lost in the ever expanding trend towards globilisation,” said Mrs kaMadlopha-Mthethwa.


“The IFP would like to thank Mrs Biyela Mnguni for her service to the country in the spirit of ubuntu and hope that we can attract and provide space for more educators with their unique African skills. The services of Mrs Biyela Mnguni will be sorely missed,” Mrs kaMadlopha-Mthethwa concluded.



Issued by:

The IFP KZN Spokesperson on Education MPL Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa

071 884 3844 or 079 114 3015


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