Media Releases 2021 - 2020
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, joins the rest of the nation in congratulating Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club for their ground-breaking victory of the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League Final.
Earlier today we woke up to the pleasant news that South Africa will host the 50-over ODI Cricket World Cup in 2027. The event will be hosted jointly with Zimbabwe and Namibia, thus making it a truly Southern African masterpiece.
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) announced a call for proposals for MGE on the 1st of June 2021. The department concluded the MGE adjudication on 31st October 2021 with grant letters issued to Cultural Events category of beneficiaries on the 12th of November 2021 following a standard due diligence process.
The South African government withdraws its support and that of South Africa for the Miss South Africa pageant following the latter’s intransigence and disregard of advice against partaking in the Miss Universe pageant scheduled to be held in Israel during the month of December 2021.
Partnered by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) will be taking 120 new and emerging creatives to market on 15 November with the launch of the DEBUT ONLINE. The online showcase will profile the participants as well as provide a platform for audience to vote for them and much more.
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is delighted to congratulate South African novelist and playwright Damon Galgut who took home the top prize for his novel The Promise, a portrait of a white South African family navigating the end of apartheid.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture congratulated both Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag for winning the country’s first silver medals at the Tokyo Olympics.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, participated in the 44th World Heritage Session where he re-affirmed the need for heritage sites to be representative of African interest, in particular, nations that have been on the receiving end of atrocities, under colonial rule. The inscription of such sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List will be educational, with a view to change the global narrative about the meaning and significance of such sites.
The Minister’s intervention was made on behalf of South Africa and was supported by African countries partaking in the World Heritage Committee Meeting that takes place from 16th July 2021 to 30th July 2021. This session is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in cooperation with the host country, the People’s Republic of China.
SASCOC is proud to announce that Olympic swimmer Chad le Clos and national women's hockey goalkeeper Phumelela Mbande have been named as the two flagbearers for Team SA at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Friday night.