Media Releases 2020 - 2015

06 May 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa held a successful and productive meeting with national organisations of the arts and culture sector to discuss the ongoing relief funding process aimed at alleviating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of creatives and athletes.

05 May 2020

As Acting Minister of Communications & Digital Technologies, I have signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the ICT sector. The gazetted directions allow, among other, electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film and television production companies to resume operations.

04 May 2020

Honouable Minister Mthembu, Minister in the Presidency responsible for monitoing and evaluation,
The Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Nocawe Mafu,The Director General of the Department,Mr. Vusumuzi Mkhize. Members of the Media,

01 May 2020

On 25 March 2020 Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced a R150 Million relief fund for the sector, in response to the dire circumstances faced by athletes and artists due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Independent adjudicators were appointed and the adjudication process is currently under way.

28 Apr 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has respectfully noted the contents of the joint statement from the IOC and IPC, which calls for SASCOC to be allowed space to resolve their problems by themselves.We wish to reiterate that as government we remain unconvinced that SASCOC has demonstrated the necessary will to deal decisively with their internal problems

27 Apr 2020

Fellow South Africans, Sanibonani. Dumelang. Inhlekani. Molweni. Lotjhani. Ndi masiari. Goeie dag. Good afternoon. On this day twenty-six years ago, a new nation was born in Africa. On the 27th of April 1994, the men, women and children of South Africa emerged from the dark vale of oppression to stand in the light of freedom.

24 Apr 2020

Freedom Day 2020 will be reflected upon during a live stream on 27 April 2020. The theme for this year’s Freedom Month celebrations is, “Solidarity and triumph of human spirit in this challenging times”. The President is expected to address the nation. However, Freedom day 2020 as South Africans know it, is very much different than other years.

18 Apr 2020

On 25 March 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the livelihood of South Africans in the sporting and cultural sectors, announced a relief fund of R150 million.

17 Apr 2020

On 25 March 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the livelihood of South Africans in the sporting and cultural sectors, announced a relief fund of R150 million.

08 Apr 2020

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture thanks the sectors for submitting their applications for the COVID-19 Sector Relief Fund
On 25 March 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa committed R150 million towards a Relief Fund to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and its core ecosystem, to soften the economic impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

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