Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, commended United States based Guernseys Auction House for agreeing to suspend its intended auction, scheduled for 23 January 2022, of the key to President Nelson Mandela’s prison cell at Robben Island. This key is considered part of the national estate in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act.
The matter between the Citizens for Integrity (an NPO) and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture was served before the High Court, Gauteng Division on the 7th and 8th of December 2021.
The Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu remain shocked and are battling to come to terms with the news of the passing of three netball players and an official from the OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape who were on route to the Western Cape to participate in the annual Spar National Netball Championship.
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, joins the rest of the nation in congratulating Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club for their ground-breaking victory of the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League Final.
Earlier today we woke up to the pleasant news that South Africa will host the 50-over ODI Cricket World Cup in 2027. The event will be hosted jointly with Zimbabwe and Namibia, thus making it a truly Southern African masterpiece.
“Our nation’s founding democratically elected President, Tata Madiba, is widely quoted stating that ‘I never lose. I either win or learn’” said Minister Nathi Mthethwa as he reflected on South Africa’s performance on the soccer pitch this past weekend.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is saddened by the passing of South Africa's legendary soul and mbaqanga artist, Pat Shange. The legendary singer who was also a fashionista of note rose to prominence in the 70’s and 80’s.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is saddened to learn about the passing of South Africa's legendary songwriter and musician, “Ntate” Tsepo Tshola. Popularly nicknamed “the Village Pope”, Tsepo Tshola has been in the music industry for more than four decades and dominated local and international musical platforms throughout his life.
“His melodical tunes from the Sankomota days to his solo compilations will linger forever in our minds. My word of special comfort goes out to his family, friends, loved ones and followers. No amount of words and comfort expressed during this time will be befitting for such a magnificent icon. Nor could it overcome the accompanying grief” said Minister Mthethwa upon receipt of the sad news.
It is with a great sense of pride that I take this opportunity to wish Team South Africa well on your participation at the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The competition of the XXXII Olympiad is taking place in Japan later this month.
This Saturday, 26 June 2021 sparks will fly as the 2021 Tour de France kicks off. This is an annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France.