31 March 2022 - NW940
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
(1).What is the (a) reason that he is proceeding with the R500 million Resistance and Liberation Movement Museum in the Eastern Cape and (b) purpose and rationale, as we already have numerous sites of liberation which honour the struggle and receive either minimal or non-financial support from the Government; (2). whether the proposed construction would not merely be a duplication of Freedom Park, which was built for this very purpose and has yet to fulfil its purpose and mandate; if not, why not; (3). whether he is aware of the concern that has been expressed by segments of the professional community that the construction of the proposed museum is not viable and/or feasible; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4). whether it is not wasteful and fruitless expenditure, which could be put to more productive and efficient use in supporting the sector in its totality; if not, why not? NW1182E
(1)(a). There is no construction of a R500 Million Resistance and Liberation Museum in the Eastern Cape.