Sports federations grants not yet received: DA calls on Mthethwa to give an explanation

Issued by Tsepo Mhlongo MP – DA Shadow Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture
22 Sep 2021 in News

The DA calls for clarification from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture over its failure to provide several sports federations their grants for the current fiscal year.

The DA has learned that sports federations such as Swimming South Africa, Boxing South Africa and Gymnastics South Africa have yet to receive their funding or, at the very least, letters of allocation from the government. 

This is particularly troubling given the critical role that federations play in promoting the growth of South African sports and ensuring fair access to them.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many sports organisations across the sports world, and these grants are a vital source of funding that is critical to their survival, especially during these challenging Covid-19 times.

The DA calls on Minister Nathi Mthethwa to explain why funding is being delayed.