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SOUTH AFRICA DEPARTMENT OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE ON CREATIVES FUNDING

SOUTH AFRICA DEPARTMENT OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE ON CREATIVES FUNDING –The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has noted the public reaction that followed the recent instruction by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Gayton McKenzie, for the Department to publish the names of creatives and athletes who have received money from the Department.

Subsequently, DSAC has received enquiries from the media about the lack of financial support provided to Makhadzi by National Government on her recent trip to the BET Awards in the United States.

Makhadzi made the country proud by receiving a BET Award for Best New International Act. DSAC strongly rejects the assertion that it has not supported Makhadzi. Over the past 14 months, Makhadzi has been booked by DSAC to perform in several national engagements, receiving as much as 230 000 rand.

The mandate of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is to create local and global platforms, and collaborations which empower the country’s creative sector. The Department commits to continue supporting creatives, through various opportunities, to take their talents to communities locally and internationally.

DSAC therefore rejects the notion of creatives, who have received support from the Department, inferring that they have not received support to pursue their talents.

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