10 November 2022 - NW3887
Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
(1). Whether his department has contributed to any of the various National Arts and Jazz festivals in the Republic post Covid-19, if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?
(1). Yes, the Department supported various National Arts and Jazz festivals post the Covid-19 pandemic that includes amongst others the following events: The National Arts Festival, The Joy of Jazz, We Can Arts Festival, Buyel 'Khaya Pan African Festival, Ebubeleni Music Festival, and Moretele Tribute Concert.
The supported projects have since played a role in re-igniting the economic activities of the Cultural and Creative sector which was severely affected by the restriction brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.