15 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture joins all South Africans in condemning the brutal murder of a black American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.

11 Jun 2020

On Saturday 30TH May 2020, the Honourable Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced details of the Directions for Sport, Arts and Culture under the Disaster Management Act No. 57 of 2002 to the media and public. The Minister announced the staggered opening of professional non-contact sport and professional athletes training as outlined in the Regulations published on the 28 May 2020.The directions which Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced, focused primarily on sectoral implications in relation to the Government Level 3 Risk adjustment strategy to be employed in preventing and combating the spread of COVID- 19.

The sport bodies are required to comply with the Directions and submit their plans as outlined below.

As per gazetted Direction by the Minister, the sports bodies have 14 days to submit their plans on line with commencement from the 12 June 2020.

05 Jun 2020

The Minister raised his concern on the leadership and governance matters that have consistently undermined the development and transformation of sport in the country. He highlighted the urgent need for a fundamental discussion of re-imagining sport in the country, a major part of that being transformation.

23 May 2020

It has been brought to the attention of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture that there is a group of individuals who call themselves “The Campaign ZA”, who are using fraudulent means to attain personal information from artists.

06 May 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa held a successful and productive meeting with national organisations of the arts and culture sector to discuss the ongoing relief funding process aimed at alleviating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of creatives and athletes.

28 Apr 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has respectfully noted the contents of the joint statement from the IOC and IPC, which calls for SASCOC to be allowed space to resolve their problems by themselves.We wish to reiterate that as government we remain unconvinced that SASCOC has demonstrated the necessary will to deal decisively with their internal problems

18 Apr 2020

On 25 March 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the livelihood of South Africans in the sporting and cultural sectors, announced a relief fund of R150 million.

17 Apr 2020

On 25 March 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the livelihood of South Africans in the sporting and cultural sectors, announced a relief fund of R150 million.

08 Apr 2020

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture thanks the sectors for submitting their applications for the COVID-19 Sector Relief Fund
On 25 March 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa committed R150 million towards a Relief Fund to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and its core ecosystem, to soften the economic impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

01 Apr 2020

We have just been informed that the late Sanusi, our spiritual elder, uBaba Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa, will be laid to rest on Saturday 4 April 2020. His final resting place will be in the Northern Cape, where he has been accorded a Provincial Special Official funeral.

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