Media Releases 2021 - 2020

08 Dec 2021

The matter between the Citizens for Integrity (an NPO) and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture was served before the High Court, Gauteng Division on the 7th and 8th of December 2021. 

06 Dec 2021

The Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu remain shocked and are battling to come to terms with the news of the passing of three netball players and an official from the OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape who were on route to the Western Cape to participate in the annual Spar National Netball Championship.

20 Nov 2021

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.

16 Nov 2021

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.

15 Nov 2021

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.

14 Nov 2021

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.

13 Nov 2021

Johannesburg, 13 November 2021: Today, the National Arts Council (NAC) released the final and adopted Mazars Forensic Report instituted by the NAC. This was done following a media briefing held by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), Hon. Nathi Mthethwa, and the NAC Chairperson, Princess Celenhle Dlamini, on 27 September 2021 where they announced the preliminary findings of the report.

11 Nov 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.

04 Nov 2021

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.

27 Jul 2021

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.