Department of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation
In addition to the Relief Fund and 4IR resources made available to mitigate against widespread cancellation of festivals, music concerts, exhibitions, productions and other events in the wake of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the FSACC has now extended the scope to include social support to Free State artists and creative industry workers infected or affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Download the application form here: Social Support Application FSACC
Subsequent to the commitment to effect payments to Free State artists and athletes made on 03 July 2020, the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation has started with the payment process through the Free State Arts and Culture Council (PACC). Payments to artists whose applications were successful in the category of Financial Relief started on 17 July 2020. Of the 730 applications received, 360 applications were approved. Read more
It is with a deep sense of sadness that the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR) has learnt about the passing away of the last remaining Rivonia Trialist and Isithwalandwe Seaparankwe Andrew Mekete Mlangeni. He passed on aged 95. Read more...
In recent weeks, the creative sector and the sport fraternity in South Africa have lost a number of highly talented artists and sport figures. Indeed we find ourselves in a state of constant somber and despair but like a Phoenix we will collectively rise beyond these trying times. Read more...
On 18 July an International Bantamweight Champion celebrated her 31st birthday. She is an epitome of anti-sexism and the struggle for women’s liberation. Read more...
17 July marks the birthday of King of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Motlotlehi Letsie III. The MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mrs Limakatso Mahasa, extends her best wishes to the King, Rabasotho, on this special day. Read more...
The Department would like to further update Free State Artists and Athletes, as well as stakeholders and the general public regarding the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Artists and Athletes in the Free State. Read more...
DSACR wishes to take this opportunity to send its condolences to the family, friends, fellow athletes and the boxing fraternity as a whole following the untimely passing of Hlompho Maliehe – young talented boxer from Meqheleng, Ficksburg. Read more...
The Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mrs. Limakatso Mahasa, has learnt with shock of the news of the passing of South Africa’s Ambassador to Denmark, Ms Zindzi Mandela. Though details surrounding Ms Zinzi Mandela’s passing are still not clear at this stage, MEC Mahasa, however, wishes to take this opportunity to express her deep condolences to the Mandela family, friends, comrades and colleagues.
Following the lapsing of the term of the Free State Arts and Culture Council (PACC), the new council has been appointed in line with Free State Arts and Culture Council Act, 2007 (Act No. 7 of 2007). The outgoing council was appointed in September 2016 for a period of three (3) years as gazetted on 23 September 2016.
Like a Baobab tree she was deep rooted as her roots ran deeper into the solid ground. She stood unshaken and unbent by the raging storms around her as she stood firm above the ground. Her footsteps were thunderously heard and felt across the length and breadth of our land. She was indeed a colossus that trodded this land leaving footprints deep into the ground as evidence that indeed she has passed.
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on covid-19-epidemic
SACR MEC Budget Vote Speech 2019-2020
Annual Performance Plan