Media Releases 2021 - 2020

07 May 2021

On 25 March 2020...Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced a relief fund totalling R150 million towards assisting artists, athletes, technical personnel and the core ecosystem that supports them with the objective of softening the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on their livelihood.

04 May 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture congratulate Akani Simbine, Thando Dlodlo, Gift Leotlela and Clarence Munyai running in lane four for their close shave and edging win over Brazil during the 4 X 100M relay, clocking 38.71 seconds.

The SA relay team which was led by Akani Simbine and competing in the world Athletics Relay Championships in Poland went on to win the race which was so close as they went on to beat the South Americans to the line in just 0.01 seconds.

The win becomes a massive confidence booster as the team prepares and heads to the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan that are due to commence later in the year.

30 Apr 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture takes this opportunity to inform the public and the creative sector about the Third Phase COVID-19 relief payments effected to date.

30 Apr 2021

Following several attempts to get CSA’s Interim Board (IB) and Members Council (MC) to agree on the contents of a revised Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) as part of the Nicholson Report on the governance of the sport, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, yesterday, signaled his decision, by way of a notice in the Government Gazette, to invoke s13(5)(i) and (ii) of the National Sport and Recreation Act,2007(Act No. 18 of 2007).

26 Apr 2021

It is with great sadness that the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt of the untimely passing of publisher, Nadia Goetham, who passed away on Sunday 25 April, due to COVID-19 related complications.

26 Apr 2021

It is with great sadness that the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt of the untimely passing of publisher, Nadia Goetham, who passed away on Sunday 25 April, due to COVID-19 related complications.

22 Apr 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt of the passing of radio veteran, Grant Shakoane, who grew up in Mamelodi. Shakoane began his career in advertising at a time when there were few opportunities for people of colour.

18 Apr 2021

Minister Mthethwa has expressed his disappointment at the failure of the CSA delegates to adopt the revised MOI. The revised MOI that the affiliates decided against adopting, constituted an agreement between the CSA Members Council and the Interim Board.

12 Apr 2021

As of Thursday, 8 April 2021, the following milestones have been achieved with regards to the PESP, administered by the National Arts Council (NAC):

11 Apr 2021

Today marks 20 years since the worst sporting accident in South African football history, when a Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates derby at Ellis Park Stadium was called off due to a stampede that claimed the lives of 43 spectators.

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