Department of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation
The Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR) has embarked on a programme to support and uplift local artists and DJs in the City of Mangaung. In this regard the Department will host a music festival under the auspice of the Young Patriots Programme – a flagship of National Youth Service Programme of the national Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Read more...
On 09 July 2019 the Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ms. Limakatso Mahasa presented her maiden Budget Vote speech at the Fourth Raadsaal in which she stated that, “[During] this financial year we will establish our own Free State Provincial Mass Choir which is similar to the internationally acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir.” This injunction is yet another initiative by the Department to ensure that choral music in the Free State Province is promoted and developed further. Read more...
On 16 August 2019 the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR) in partnership with the Free State Sport Confederation (FSSC) presented the 2019 edition of the Free State Sport Awards to reward Free State sport stars for their efforts in keeping the passion of sport alive in the hearts of millions of Free Staters through their efforts in local, national and international sports events. The Free State Sport Awards were held at the Free State Rugby Stadium in Bloemfontein and were created to recognize and honour individuals and teams who have excelled both on and off the field. 2019 FREE STATE SPORT AWARDS RESULTS
The 2019 World Para Athletics Junior Championships took place in Nottwil, Switzerland from 01 – 04 August 2019. At these championships Obed Lekhele and Arina Nicholaisen who both hail from the Free State Province were selected to represent South Africa. Lekhele won silver in the T42 High Jump male u/20 event while Nicholaisen broke the 2001 Senior World Record in the T38 800m Female u/20 event with a time of 2:35,83. Read more...
SACR MEC Budget Vote Speech 2019-2020
Annual Performance Plan