Media Advisories 2020 - 2015

04 May 2020

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will host a media briefing to update the nation on the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the sector.

26 Apr 2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Freedom Day celebrations will be marked using online platforms.

Freedom Day, as South Africans know it, is very different this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed things from the norm.

The department reminds South Africans that under the current lock-down aimed at curbing the spread of the virus, gatherings are prohibited.

The theme for this year’s Freedom Month celebrations is solidarity and the triumph of the human spirit in these challenging times. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation”

17 Mar 2020

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa is today meeting stakeholders of both Sports and Arts Sectors. The consultations are as result of the COVID19 South Africa national disaster. Minister will brief both sectors on the Departments stance and decisions that have significant implications on the Sports, Arts and Culture industries.


Details of the meetings are as follows;

  1. Meeting with Arts Stakeholders

Venue: 202 Sechaba House, Madiba Street, Pretoria

Date: 17 March 2020

26 Feb 2020

The Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture under the proficiency and leadership of Minister Nathi Mthethwa will this week commence with its series of Ministerial Roadshow. The roadhows are scheduled to visit all provinces of the Republic and are to be conducted in collaboration with the provincial departments. The Ministerial Arts and Culture Roadshow will be open to various sectoral stakeholders inclusive of artists, athletes, practitioners, managers, policy makers, and researchers from the sports, arts and culture.  

18 Feb 2020

Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal provincial Department for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, and PANSALB will host the International Mother Language  Day Celebrations to promote cultural diversity and multilingualism. The celebrations will take place at Amangwe Village Sports Ground in KwaMbonambi, uMfolozi Municipality.

04 Feb 2020

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, MP, will host a media briefing to outline the purpose of the upcoming National Social Cohesion Compact Convention at the GCIS offices, Hatfield, on 5 February 2020, 11h00.

04 Feb 2020

The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture will host the Social Compact Convention on the 6 - 7 February 2020 at Saint George Hotel as part of Social Cohesion and Nation Building Strategy. This compact represents a collective agreement between all South Africans on how to address major issues in our country through a united effort.

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa will address members of the media as follows:

Date:               05 February 2020

Time:              11h00 - 12h00

30 Jan 2020
Media accreditation application for the National Social Compact Convention
Members of the media wishing to cover the National Social Compact Convention scheduled for 06-07 February 2020 at Saint George Hotel, Pretoria, are requested to apply for accreditation. The National Social Convention is organised by the Department of Arts and Culture as part government efforts to foster social cohesion and nation building.
The event will be attended by representatives of government, business community, labour and civil society.  
04 Dec 2019
Minister Nathi Mthethwa to launch the Hashim Mbita publication and deliver a lecture on the 23rd commemoration of the signing of the Constitution into law
The Minister for Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on 10 December 2019 deliver a lecture in Sharpeville to mark the 23 years of the signing of the Constitution (which was assented into law by President Mandela in Sharpeville 23 years ago) under the theme: “Living the Values and Promises of a Constitutional Order.”
15 Apr 2019

Members of the press are hereby advised and invited to a briefing by Minister Nathi Mthethwa alongside prominent African Artists on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, where he will be announcing the implementation of various programmes by the creative industries in response to, and in support for the victims of Cyclone Idai.