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The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is a Schedule 3A Public Entity and an agency of the national Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) and is governed by a Council appointed by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture. The Council is appointed for a three-year term by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture. The current Council was inducted in September 2021. 

The duties of Council, as described in the Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act No. 119 of 1998), are to:

Formulate policy

Hold, preserve and safeguard all movable and immovable property of whatever kind, placed in the care of, or loaned, or belonging to,  the declared institution concerned;

Receive, hold, preserve and safeguard all specimens, collections or other movable property placed under its care and management under Section 10(1) [of the Act];

Raise funds for the institution; manage and control the money received by the declared institution and to utilise those money for defraying expenses in connection with the performance of its functions

Keep a proper record of the property of the declared institution; submit to the Director-General any returns required by him or her in regard thereto, and cause proper books of account to be kept;

Determine, subject to this Act and with the approval of the Minister, the objects of the declared institution; and,

Generally, carry out the objects of the declared institution.

In addition, the Council appoints, in consultation with the Minister, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and, may determine the hours during which, and the conditions and restrictions subject to which, the public may visit the declared institution concerned or portion thereof, and the admission charges to be paid.

The members of the current KZN Museum Council are:
Chairperson: Ms Khwezi Kunene
Deputy Chairperson: Advocate Sonwabiso Magaqa 

Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi

Ms Laura Robinson 

Dr Fezile Dantile 

Prof. Bruce Stobie 

Mr Langelihle Mfuphi 

Mr Mochele Noge

Mr Sandile Dlamini 

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Sub-committees of Council

The following Sub-committees of Council report to the Council:

Audit & Risk Committee

Finance & Procurement Committee

Human Resources & Remuneration Committee

Institutional Advancement & Ethics Committee

Infrastructure & Facilities Committee


Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 9:00 to 15:30 
Saturdays - Closed 
Sundays - Closed


Adults (over 17 years) : R15.00

Children (4-17 years) : R 5.00 

School Learners on tour : R 2.50 per child

Pensioners & toddlers : FREE