03 Aug 2020

We have gathered here this afternoon on the 3rd day of the month of August. The month of August is observed in the South African Government calendar as the period where the country commemorates Women’s day and Women’s month.

29 Jul 2020

The South African arts sector has suffered yet another loss with the passing of veteran actress, Candy Moloi. Mme Candy is most notably known for her portrayal of the beloved character Vho-Makhadzi on SABC2’s Muvhango, for which she won the 2009 SAFTA Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Soapie.

24 Jul 2020

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, held a virtual meeting yesterday with a cross-section of former players and women in sport, representing various codes

22 Jul 2020

This morning we woke up to the news of the passing of one of our legends and the only remaining Rivonia trialist, Andrew Mlangeni.

21 Jul 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture learned with shock of the passing of one of the most respected South African rugby commentators, Kaunda Ntunja, who passed away yesterday morning.

19 Jul 2020

We are devastated to learn of the passing of a member of the Living Legends legacy Programme (LLLP), colossal industry veteran and Casting Director, Moonyeenn Lee, who left us yesterday, 18 July, on Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

07 Jul 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learned with sadness of the passing away of one of a stalwart and legend in the performing Arts industry (Ms Mary Twala) who passed on at the age of 80 years.

07 Jul 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has signed and approved the re-opening of cinemas, theatres, museums, libraries, galleries and archives, in compliance with measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 as per 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act 2002 (Act no. 57 of 2002)

06 Jul 2020

In line with the National Development Plan’s 2030 vision, our intention as a Department is to build a cohesive society in which everyone has access to sport, arts and culture resources, facilities and opportunities.

04 Jul 2020
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is saddened by the passing of Veteran Playwright, Mr Welcome Msomi, who passed away after a short illness. Despite the unfortunate events that led to his conviction in 2019, Welcome Msomi leaves a formiddable legacy.
Bab’Msomi wrote his first book at the age of 15; and went on to make his name in Zulu literature as well as South African Theatre. He is globally renowned  for writing and directing theatre play ‘uMabatha’. The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and was performed all over the world in isiZulu. He also worked at the then Radio Bantu, today known as Ukhozi FM, where he wrote and performed in plays that were broadcast on the national radio station.