Media Releases 2021 - 2020

05 Jun 2021

The Department launched the third phase of relief funding in mid-February 2021. At the end of April 2021, the DSAC announced that 1119 applicants had been paid a total of R 11,19m.

04 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt of the passing of master percussionist and freedom stalwart, Mabi Gabriel Thobejane, who passed away on Thursday 3 June.

04 Jun 2021

Background information: As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic (and aside of all the other side-effects), we in the Creative Sector find ourselves in the grip of one of the most Financially disruptive and unsettling periods of the past century, due to the virtual shut-down of all- or most of our usual revenue-generating activities. As one of the interventions to contain the effects of the above, the Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture assembled an advisory team consisting of experienced cross-sector practitioners to focus on specific Work Streams relevant to bringing Relief to our stricken sector. One of these work streams is to find a solution to the issue of UNPAID SCHOOL FEES for households where children attend Public-School Fee paying Schools.

01 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture announces a call for proposals for key MGE work streams once a year which are made available on the website with all relevant information. The application period for this financial year will run from June 1 to June 25, 2021; for projects/programmes that will be executed between September 2021 and March 2022.

24 May 2021

It is with great sadness that the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt of the untimely passing of Emmanuel ‘Mjokes’ Matsane, who passed away in a car accident on Sunday morning 23 May 2021, after a performance in Soweto.

20 May 2021

The lecture is part of a series of events commemorating uMama Charlotte Maxeke's 150th birthday. This follows the Cabinet's earlier decision to designate 2021 as "the year of Charlotte Maxeke". This commemoration of her life is fitting and timely, particularly in light of the problems that this country continues to face, such as the triple threat of unemployment, hunger, and inequality.

uMama Maxeke was also a woman who touched many aspects of national life, including politics, education, social progress, and, most notably, religious matters. Given the ongoing threat of Gender Based Violence, backed by patriarchy's staying power, it would be remiss not to mention her position as a gender activist.

15 May 2021

Department of Sport Arts and Culture and Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu sends its heartfelt condolence message to the family of the late veteran and Philanthropist in the artistic field of writing, music and journalism ‘uTata’ Lawrence, Vuyisile Tutu.

11 May 2021

Johannesburg – MultiChoice today launched the DStv Schools Netball Challenge, an exciting sports initiative that will shine a spotlight on young female athletes aged between 16 – 19-years old who play netball at secondary schools across South Africa. The tournament will culminate in the national final matches to be broadcast on DStv.

09 May 2021

Minister Nathi Mthethwa Congratulates TTM for winning the Nedbank Cup after they beat Chippa United 1- 0 in the final yesterday.

08 May 2021

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture under the guidance of Minister Nathi Mthethwa in association with Gauteng Province MEC, Mbali Hlophe and Executive Mayor, Cllr Mluleki Nkosi of Lesedi Local Municipality, invite members of the media to 2021 downscaled Move for Health Day.

This year’s event takes place under strict guidance and control of the COVID -19 pandemic. Due to COVID – 19 and in line with Government Risk Adjustment Strategy, this year’s event implementation methodology has been downscaled so that there is adherence to Disaster Management Regulations in relation to reducing the risk of COVID – 19 infections.