Question NW23 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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05 March 2021 - NW23

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What are the reasons that cultural archives, museums and some libraries are still closed and (b) by what date will they open?


(a). Archives, Museums and Libraries reporting to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture are open to the public and are following strict COVID-19 protocols. All these Entities were opened according to the amendment of directions issued in terms of regulation 4(10) of the regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, dated 6 July 2020.

However, libraries in some districts that have been declared hotspots may still be closed. It must be noted that some libraries may be temporarily closed to comply with COVID-19 regulations issued under the Disaster Management Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

(b). The closed libraries will be opened upon the easing of COVID-19 regulations

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