Question NW2464 to the Minister of Arts and Culture”

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14 September 2018 - NW2464

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

Does the government owe any artists for work that they have done; if so, in each case, (a) to whom is the money owed, (b) what is owed and (c) since what date was the money owed? NW2716E


The department owes some artists for the work done as detailed below:-

Artist / Beneficiary


Amount Owed


Reason for Owing


Keller Man Music


Keller Man Music applied to the Department to cover the shortfall of an international tour celebrating the life and legacy of President Mandela. This tour was part of highlighting and celebrating the centenary of President Mandela. The Department agreed to support the tour. As a normal practise that a company will provide a narrative and financial report before a transfer is processed.

Boss Lady Trading


At the time the beneficiary was approved the company compliancy documentation such as entity forms had expired and this required that a resubmission to National Treasury of the company documents.

Ms Keketso Semoko


The Department was charged with the responsibility to host the cultural programme of both the Chinese State visit and the BRICS Summit. The initial productions contracted had limitations in the planned showcasing of South African diverse cultures. As a result the Chine state visit performances were cancelled and focus was placed on the BRICS performances. This arrangement meant that new arts practitioners, service providers and new script designed to ensure the showcasing of South African diverse cultures. As a consequence some contracts of artists had to be renegotiated accordingly and this affected almost all preforming contracts of artists and payment schedules.

Mr Gregory Maqoma



Vuyani Dance company



Ms Motlapula Makhate



Ms Lebo Mashile



Ms Mmabato Mogomotsi



Mr Volley Ntshabeleng



Ms Sibongile Notjila



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