Media Releases 2020 - 2015
World Surfski Champion, Hayley Nixon, won the coveted Momentum Athlete of the Year at the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards, joining an esteemed list of winners, including double Olympic Champion Caster Semenya, Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana and Ultra Marathon record-breaker, Caroline Wostmann.
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.
It has been exactly two weeks since our last engagement on the 3rd of August 2020, where we assured the nation that we will provide continuous updates on our relief plans for the sector.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely passing of Bob Kgomotso Mabena at the age of 51. Mabena was a renowned television and radio icon.
Following Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s congratulatory meeting last week, where he appointed Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode as the nations arts and culture Ambassadors to the world, the Minister officially handed over Cultural Diplomacy Ambassador certificates to both Master KG and Nomcebo at the DSAC offices in Pretoria on Friday afternoon.
The Department has learned through media it might not have followed the correct procedure, or that the Department had favoured certain service providers over others during the tender processes of the subject matter. This is a malicious untruth and is rejected by the Department.
THEME: Freedom and Inclusivity for All Humanity Cape Town - As South Africa tackles the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Artscape Theatre has decided to proceed with the 14th edition of its popular Women’s Humanity Arts Festival, albeit as a series of live and pre-recorded online events taking place between 9 and 31 August.
On an annual basis, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture releases the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) Report. The report for the 2018/2019 year was submitted to the Minister by the EPG, who appraised him on their findings and thereafter, the report was published in June 2020.