Media Advisories 2021 - 2020

06 Aug 2020
Following the recent announcement where Minister Mthethwa appointed Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode as our Arts and Culture Ambassadors to the world, the Minister will be officially handing over the Cultural Diplomacy Ambassador Certificate to both Master KG and Nomcebo of Jerusalema fame at the DSAC offices in Pretoria.  The media are invited to join the occasion via live streaming. 
Date: Friday, 07 August 2020  Time: 12h00 (kindly log in 30 minutes before and wait to be let in) 
02 Aug 2020

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will host a virtual media briefing to update the nation on the progress made with regards to the COVID-19 Relief Fund allocation for the sector as well as the resumption of sport.


Date: Monday, 03 August 2020


Time: 12h00


Venue: Minister will brief from GCIS, Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield.

28 Jul 2020

The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will officially launch Women’s Month 2020 on 30 July 2020. 

16 Jun 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 16 June 2020, participate in an interactive panel session with young people as part of the virtual Youth Day commemorations.

This Youth Month is marked during Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown to contain  the spread of coronavirus.  As such, Government has prohibited mass gatherings including the mass celebrations/commemorations of national days.

04 May 2020

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will host a media briefing to update the nation on the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the sector.

26 Apr 2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Freedom Day celebrations will be marked using online platforms.

Freedom Day, as South Africans know it, is very different this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed things from the norm.

The department reminds South Africans that under the current lock-down aimed at curbing the spread of the virus, gatherings are prohibited.

The theme for this year’s Freedom Month celebrations is solidarity and the triumph of the human spirit in these challenging times. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation”

17 Mar 2020

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa is today meeting stakeholders of both Sports and Arts Sectors. The consultations are as result of the COVID19 South Africa national disaster. Minister will brief both sectors on the Departments stance and decisions that have significant implications on the Sports, Arts and Culture industries.


Details of the meetings are as follows;

  1. Meeting with Arts Stakeholders

Venue: 202 Sechaba House, Madiba Street, Pretoria

Date: 17 March 2020

26 Feb 2020

The Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture under the proficiency and leadership of Minister Nathi Mthethwa will this week commence with its series of Ministerial Roadshow. The roadhows are scheduled to visit all provinces of the Republic and are to be conducted in collaboration with the provincial departments. The Ministerial Arts and Culture Roadshow will be open to various sectoral stakeholders inclusive of artists, athletes, practitioners, managers, policy makers, and researchers from the sports, arts and culture.  

18 Feb 2020

Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal provincial Department for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, and PANSALB will host the International Mother Language  Day Celebrations to promote cultural diversity and multilingualism. The celebrations will take place at Amangwe Village Sports Ground in KwaMbonambi, uMfolozi Municipality.

04 Feb 2020

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, MP, will host a media briefing to outline the purpose of the upcoming National Social Cohesion Compact Convention at the GCIS offices, Hatfield, on 5 February 2020, 11h00.