Sesotho Literary Museum to host Dialogue with Communities


The Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, through its Sesotho Literary
Museum, will host the fourth of its “Sesotho Literature Museum Dialogue with
The first three (3) dialogues were successfully hosted with valuable feedback received
from communities on various topics. Dialogue 4 will be a continuation of the
programme to obtain feedback from the communities on issues relating to Sesotho
Literature and the development thereof.
Previous “Sesotho Literature Museum (SLM) Dialogues” sessions were hosted as
? Dialogue 1: “Seabo sa Marena Pusong le Tataisong ya Setjhaba” (31/05/2013)
? Dialogue 2: “Dikamano tsa phedisano pakeng tsa MaAfrika Borwa le baahi ba
dinaha tse ding tsa Afrika” (16/08/2013)
? Dialogue 3: “Katleho/Diphepetso phetolelong ya dibuka tsa Sesotho
panyapanyeng (Difilimi le Theleveshene)” (28/05/2014)
In the previous dialogues, as with dialogue 4, the museum provided the platform for a
direct discourse with the literary and linguistic communities. The theme for SLM
Dialogue 4 will be “Sustainability of Literature in the Free State (Boikemelo le kgolo
ya dingolwa Freistata)”.
The aim behind these dialogues is two-fold:
? To provide a platform for knowledge exchange between literary experts and
the literary communities (Writers’ Organizations and individual writers) and
between the linguistic experts and the language users.
? To create an opportunity for writers to consolidate their manuscripts from an
informed, researched position, and position the museum back in people’s
minds, thereby encouraging regular visits.
Furthermore, Sesotho Literary Museum, with these interventions, seek to enhance the
achievement of its major priorities, which will in turn, ensure achievement of the
target outcomes as enshrined in our Annual Performance Plan(APP):
? Revive outreach programmes and research (Ho tsosolosa mananeo a phihlello
ya setjhaba le diphuputso)
? Re-establish and strengthen a relationship between writers and the museum
(Ho tsosa-botjha le ho matlafatsa dikamano pakeng tsa bangodi le museamo)
? Management and increase of current and new collections (Tsamaiso le keketso
ya dipokello tse teng le tse ntjha)
? Hold regular literary exhibitions for the museum (Ho ba le dipepeso tsa
dingolwa kgafetsa)
SLM Dialogue 4 will be hosted as follows:
Date: Friday, 22 August 2014
Venue: NALN Auditorium (Dingolweng), Corner President Brand and
Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein
Time: 10h00-15h00 (Registration at 09h00)

Issued: Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation