Question NW2636 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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26 October 2023 - NW2636

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Mthethwa, Mr E to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). What steps of intervention has he taken to assist the entertainment industry to recover socially and economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. (2). whether his department will furnish Mr E Mthethwa with its three-year proposed recovery plan; if not, will his department share its intended programme of action towards putting together such a plan and the proposed budget for parliamentary approval; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3020E


(1). The Department through its various funding agencies has since COVID 19 disbursed funds to deserving arts projects and initiatives to soften the blow to the cultural and creative industry. In addition, the Department commissioned The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) to conduct research post-COVID-19 on the Precarity and Social Status of Arts Practitioners and the report has been completed and will be circulated widely to the sector. The Department of Sport Arts and Culture also received a budget allocation of R650 million for PESP 1, R15m for PESP2, R440 million for PESP 3 and R462m for PESP 4 to provide relief to the creative sector, over the last three financial years.

(2). Yes, the Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan is available, see attached.


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