Media Releases 2019 - 2015
The Department - formerly known as the Department of Arts and Culture - under the leadership of Minister Nathi Mthethwa, has received with great relief the news of Mr. Msomi pleading guilty and being convicted for all counts for theft of funds, of up to R 8-Million, of the Living Legends Legacy Programme (“LLLP”). Mr Msomi pleaded guilty to all the counts of theft at the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is proud to announce that in the past 3 years (2017-2019), just under R27-million has been invested in Athletics South Africa (ASA) Development initiatives. The initiatives speak to an aligned Development Strategy aimed at the Athletics' body's success at the Olympic Games.
The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa, following its successful elective conference last weekend, will be receiving support from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture to ensure its success in the next five years.
Having heard both the PSL and Multichoice on Tuesday, Minister Mthethwa is pleased to announce that in 48 hours, all affected parties will once again meet and what will culminate from that discussion will be an announcement that will constitute a breakthrough in the current impasse.
Joint Press Statement: Ministers Nathi Mthethwa and Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams meet the public broadcaster in ongoing stakeholder engagements over current PSL games not being broadcast on SABC platforms
Minister Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams together with Minister Nathi Mthethwa have on Tuesday convened a meeting with leadership of the SABC comprising members of the Executive as well as members the Board.
Department of Sports, Arts and Culture would like to place on record that it is extremely disappointed and deems worthless and beneath consideration on the basis of it being devoid of truth and facts the disparaging article published by City Press on the 14th of July 2019.
The Minister wishes to announce dates of the forthcoming CCIFSA National Conference. The conference will be preceded by provincial summits in the 9 provinces. It should be noted that these provincial summits are a culmination of district general meetings held in 51 districts, out of a possible 52. These district general meetings were held before the country’s general elections.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa would like to congratulate the Ndlovu Youth Choir's stunning performance on the stage of the television show America's Got Talent. These youngsters after their exhilarating performance, got 4 yesses from the judges, including the famous Simon Cowell.
“Let me take this opportunity and welcome back our team Banyana Banyana from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup currently taking place in France, which was a historic achievement in itself.
We are proud of your gallant performance while representing our country on the world stage, hoisting our flag high. Your artistic and skilful display showed the world what you are capable of. Your sense of pride was evident in how you carried yourself on and off the field as the sporting ambassadors of our country.
The time I spent with you in France, in Le Havre, watching your first game against Spain, was such a proud moment, and your performance was nothing short
of breath-taking. You have made your name on the world stage, you have made your dreams come true, you have represented our country with pride and the African continent at large. We salute and congratulate you.