This National Recreation Day event today comes at a time when as a country, we are grappling with issues of femicide, rape, gender-based violence and xenophobia and the Global pandemic of COVID-19.
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learned of the passing of Playwright, Author and Living Legend, Reverend Mzwandile Maqina, who contributed immensely to South Africa’s arts and cultural landscape.
Recently crowned Absa Premiership Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, affectionately referred to as “Masandawana”, took another giant step towards proving they are the Powerhouse of South African Football after defeating Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in their Nedbank Cup final held at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, 12 September 2020.
The recent decision of the Swiss Federal Court to uphold a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the IAAF (World Athletics) Regulations on Female Athletes with Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) is very unfortunate and offensive to the fundamental human rights of female athletes classified hyperandrogenic.
On 17, August 2020 Minister Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, announced 2nd Wave COVID–19 Relief application process as a form of assistance to artists, athletes, technical personnel, fitness instructors / practitioners and the core ecosystem with the objective of softening the economic impact sparked by the COVID–19 Pandemic.
On 17, August 2020 Minister Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, announced 2nd Wave COVID – 19 Relief application process as a form of assistance to artists, athletes, technical personnel, fitness instructors / practitioners and the core ecosystem with the objective of softening the economic impact sparked by the COVID – 19 Pandemic.
The Department is aware of the frustration and challenges that are faced by practitioners of the sector. Government is doing everything it can to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the sector while protecting lives.
This Saturday 29 August, sparks will fly as 2020 Tour de France kicks-off. The event will take place in Nice, France, where participants will cycle 3470 kilometre over 21 days.
We have been informed of the passing of Mr. Pixley Shabangu, legendary creator of the hit comedy series for SABC -1 EMZINI WEZINSIZWA.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa met the CSA Board on Monday 17 August; and notes the departure of Mr Jacques Faul from his position. We further note that this occurs in the same week of the resignation of Mr Chris Nenzani as President.