19 Jul 2021

“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.

16 Jul 2021

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.

15 Jul 2021

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.

15 Jul 2021

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.

25 Jun 2021

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.

23 Jun 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt with deep remorse of the passing of one of South Africa's revered choral music composers and conductors, Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo, who passed away on Tuesday 22 June at the age of 89.

21 Jun 2021

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture announces the appointment of the Steering Committee to drive and implement the development of the National Khoi and San Heritage Route approved by Cabinet on 3 June 2020.

20 Jun 2021

On the 23rd of February 2021 the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture gazetted twenty-three names that Minister Nathi Mthethwa had approved on geographical name changes in the Eastern Cape.

19 Jun 2021

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has noted the excitement of South African football followers regarding tonight’s semi-final first leg match featuring Kaizer Chiefs against Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League competition.

17 Jun 2021

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, on the 9th of March 2021 appointed the Ministerial Advisory Team (MAT) with the objective and mandate of advising the Minister on how to deal with the plight and challenges faced by creatives during COVID-19 Pandemic period.

The MAT appointment came at a time when the nation is under enormous strain due to COVID-19 and evidently the creative and cultural industries, in their various forms, are amongst those bearing the brunt.  

Over and above the relief measures introduced by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Minister, the MAT other objective was to offer perpetual advice to the Minister on finding amicable solutions regarding challenges within the sector whilst working close with the sector. The MAT has been divided into (5) work streams which to date have recorded the following progress:

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