Media Advisories 2020 - 2015

30 Sep 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture led by the Minister Nathi Mthethwa will on Thursday, 01 October 2020 host a Dialogue to continue the conversation on Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), and Albinism. The event takes place at the State Theatre in Pretoria as a culmination to the 2020 Heritage Month Celebration.

Issues such as Gender Based Violence & Femicide (GBVF), Gender Equality, Albinism, the impact of COVID-19 and Social Cohesion & Nation Building will take center stage during the conversations.

07 Sep 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) will on Tuesday, 08 September celebrate the International Literacy Day (ILD) in collaboration with the National Library of South Africa(NLSA) and the Pan South African Language Board(PanSALB).

The 2020 International Literacy Day celebration focuses on, “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”, especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies. This year’s theme highlights literacy learning from a lifelong learning perspective.

04 Sep 2020

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the official launch of Heritage Month on Monday, 07 September 2020 at Ditsong Cultural Museum, Pretoria.

Heritage Month 2020 will be commemorated under the theme, “Celebrating South Africa’s Living Human Treasures”, bearers of our indigenous knowledge.

17 Aug 2020
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will host a media briefing to update the nation on the criteria and the application process of the second wave of the COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The media briefing will take place as follows:
Date: Monday, 17 August 2020
Time: 16h00
Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.
07 Aug 2020

The Sport, Arts and Culture Hon. Deputy Minister, Nocawe Mafu will on Saturday, 08 August 2020 lead a Women’s Month Dialogue on Gender Based Violence (GBV), Social Cohesion and Nation Building. This year’s dialogue is hosted under the theme, “Generation Equality Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future.”

07 Aug 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Sunday 09 August, deliver the 2020 National Women’s Day keynote address under the global Generation Equality campaign with the theme: “Generation Equality: Realising women’s rights for an equal future”.
06 Aug 2020
Following the recent announcement where Minister Mthethwa appointed Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode as our Arts and Culture Ambassadors to the world, the Minister will be officially handing over the Cultural Diplomacy Ambassador Certificate to both Master KG and Nomcebo of Jerusalema fame at the DSAC offices in Pretoria.  The media are invited to join the occasion via live streaming. 
Date: Friday, 07 August 2020  Time: 12h00 (kindly log in 30 minutes before and wait to be let in) 
02 Aug 2020

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will host a virtual media briefing to update the nation on the progress made with regards to the COVID-19 Relief Fund allocation for the sector as well as the resumption of sport.


Date: Monday, 03 August 2020


Time: 12h00


Venue: Minister will brief from GCIS, Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield.

28 Jul 2020

The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will officially launch Women’s Month 2020 on 30 July 2020. 

16 Jun 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 16 June 2020, participate in an interactive panel session with young people as part of the virtual Youth Day commemorations.

This Youth Month is marked during Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown to contain  the spread of coronavirus.  As such, Government has prohibited mass gatherings including the mass celebrations/commemorations of national days.