Sport, Arts and Culture Minister to brief the Nation on The Covid-19 Sector Relief Fund

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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.

On 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a state of disaster following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. On 17 March Minister held a stakeholder meeting with the sector and on 25 March, the Minister announced a R150 Million Relief Fund. The deadline for submissions was initially 4 April 2020 but was then extended to 6 April 2020, to accommodate those that had not submitted due to limitations of the national lockdwn. After processing the data, the Department had nearly 5, 000 applications from the arts and culture sector and 300 from the sport sector. The Department also advertised a tender for service providers that could facilitate our live streaming platforms and they have since been appointed.

The adjudicators have briefed the Minister and he will update the nation on the outcomes and pending outcomes of the adjudication process, as well as address the challenges faced by the Department and present further solutions. The details of the briefing are as follows:

Date: Monday 4 May 2020

Time: 11h00

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

Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the SA Government Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube Channels on the links below:





SABC will provide pool feed as follows:

- Download Frequency 12649.5

- Symbol Rate: 2.7 M/Sym

- Hd 10801 25 H.264.4:2:0

- Rollof factor 5%

- DVB – S2 8psk

- Audio Channel 1 256kbs


Media Enquiries:

Masechaba Khumalo: Spokesperson (Minister)

Tel: 066 380 7408 | Email:

Mr Mickey Modisane: Chief Director Marketing and Communications (Sport)

Tel: 082 992 0101 | Email:

Ms Zimasa Velaphi: Marketing and Communications (Arts and Culture)

Tel: 072 172 8925 | Email: