Media Releases 2021 - 2020

28 Oct 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa, on 26 October, received a formal report confirming the resignation of the entire board of Cricket South Africa (CSA).

21 Oct 2020

Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture would like to send its warmest condolences to the family of the late Siswati prolific author Dr G.A Malindzisa. Dr Malindzisa is one of the literary giants the country has ever produced when it comes to Siswati language and literature.

19 Oct 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa are launching a partnership agreement which aims to intensify efforts to strengthen national social cohesion.

14 Oct 2020

Following a series of meetings with CSA and most recently a meeting on 12 October, Minister Nathi Mthethwa has sent a letter to its Acting President, Mr Beresford Williams.

10 Oct 2020

When declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) implored the countries of the world to seek to “strike a balance between protecting health, minimising economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.”

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused significant disruption to the sporting sector.


Government had to consider whether particular sectors of the economy should be permitted to re-open and on what basis. These include the risk of transmission while the considering the ease of implementing mitigation measures, the expected impact on the sector of continued lockdown and value of the sector to the economy.



• In terms of the Regulations published by the Minister of COGTA, in Government Gazette No. 999 of 18 September 2020 provides for easing of restrictions on gatherings.

02 Oct 2020

This National Recreation Day event today comes at a time when as a country, we are grappling with issues of femicide, rape, gender-based violence and xenophobia and the Global pandemic of COVID-19.

25 Sep 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learned of the passing of Playwright, Author and Living Legend, Reverend Mzwandile Maqina, who contributed immensely to South Africa’s arts and cultural landscape.

25 Sep 2020

Today it is clear that South Africa will return to Göteborg Book Fair in an even more powerful initiative than previously planned for 2020. The commitment, which extends over three years, is announced in connection with South Africa’s Minister of Culture Nathi Mthethwa meeting Sweden’s Minister of Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind in a conversation about literature and reading, at 3 pm (GMT +1) in the program track Democracy (Demokratin) at Bokmässan Play.

24 Sep 2020

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, led by Minister Nathi Mthethwa will on 25 September 2020 at 15h00 partake in a virtual panel discussion with Sweden. This inventiveness is to launch a multi-year initiative towards the Gothenburg Book Fair.

22 Sep 2020

Department of Sport Arts and Culture lead by Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu and Department of Communications and Digital Technologies lead by Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana send their heartfelt condolences to the family of veteran SABC news reader, Linda Gqomfa, relatives, colleagues and the community at large.