04 Jul 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture have received the news of the passing of one of the nations greatest treasures, renowned thespian, Mary Twala, who passed away this morning.

04 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture welcomes the news of the appointment of a veteran sport administrator by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to assist with the facilitation of the SASCOC elections.

30 Jun 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will soon issue out Directions on the re-opening of cinemas and theatres subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less, strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

30 Jun 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will soon issue out Directions on the re-opening of cinemas and theatres subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less, strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

26 Jun 2020

Further to the announcement of the approval for the resumption of football activities announced this week, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, hereby wishes to announce the approval for the resumption of training and matches as the case may be, to the following Sport bodies:

24 Jun 2020
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa published gazetted Directions relating to COVID -19 Level 3 Regulations on 28 May 2020, which cover the resumption of sport activities. The different Sport bodies are submitting their plans, indicating their state of readiness and the stringent health protocols they will implement in accordance with the prescribed Regulations and Directions. 
 
20 Jun 2020

When declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the World Health Organisation (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.”

19 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture sends its warmest condolences to the family of the late Ms Elsa Joubert and to the literary community in South Africa and abroad.

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.

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