04 Jul 2020
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is saddened by the passing of Veteran Playwright, Mr Welcome Msomi, who passed away after a short illness. Despite the unfortunate events that led to his conviction in 2019, Welcome Msomi leaves a formiddable legacy.
 
Bab’Msomi wrote his first book at the age of 15; and went on to make his name in Zulu literature as well as South African Theatre. He is globally renowned  for writing and directing theatre play ‘uMabatha’. The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and was performed all over the world in isiZulu. He also worked at the then Radio Bantu, today known as Ukhozi FM, where he wrote and performed in plays that were broadcast on the national radio station.
 
04 Jul 2020

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture have received the news of the passing of one of the nations greatest treasures, renowned thespian, Mary Twala, who passed away this morning.

04 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture welcomes the news of the appointment of a veteran sport administrator by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to assist with the facilitation of the SASCOC elections.

30 Jun 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will soon issue out Directions on the re-opening of cinemas and theatres subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less, strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

30 Jun 2020

Minister Nathi Mthethwa will soon issue out Directions on the re-opening of cinemas and theatres subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less, strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

26 Jun 2020

Further to the announcement of the approval for the resumption of football activities announced this week, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, hereby wishes to announce the approval for the resumption of training and matches as the case may be, to the following Sport bodies:

24 Jun 2020
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa published gazetted Directions relating to COVID -19 Level 3 Regulations on 28 May 2020, which cover the resumption of sport activities. The different Sport bodies are submitting their plans, indicating their state of readiness and the stringent health protocols they will implement in accordance with the prescribed Regulations and Directions. 
 
20 Jun 2020

When declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) implored the countries of the world to seek to “strike a balance between protecting health, minimising economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.”

19 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture sends its warmest condolences to the family of the late Ms Elsa Joubert and to the literary community in South Africa and abroad.

15 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture joins all South Africans in condemning the brutal murder of a black American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.

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