Media Invitation for the Launch of Vaccination Campaign “Return to Play – It’s in Your Hands” by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture

6 September 2021

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture South Africa invites members of the media to the launch of the National Campaign “Return to Play – it’s in your hands”.  Deputy President David Mabuza will lead the campaign launch, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19 Vaccines and will be supported by the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Mr Nathi Mthethwa and the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla.

Government opened vaccination to citizens between the ages of 18 and 34 earlier than anticipated, with the objective of ramping up the vaccinations towards reaching population immunity. The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture will therefore launch a vaccination campaign using its unique position of galvanizing support and voice to the country’s sporting and creative industries.

Government is therefore inviting members of the media and selected creative artists inclusive of cultural, creative icons, legends, and practitioners as trusted voices within society to this government event with details as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 08th September 2021
Time: 10H00
Venue: First National Bank (FNB) Stadium (Johannesburg)

The event will also be streamed live from the following DSAC social media platforms:

  • DSAC platforms 
  • Facebook: @SportArtsCultureRSA
  • Youtube: @SportArtsCultureRSA
  • Instagram: @SportArtsCultureRSA
  • Twitter:  @SportArtsCultur
  • @PresidencyZA
  • Twitter: @GovernmentZA
  • YouTube: GovernmentZA

NB:  In adherence to COVID – 19 regulations, The Department will appreciate if members of the media who will be attending upcoming launch to kindly RSVP to Mr. 066 301 4675   

For more information and further clarity, kindly contact:

Mr. Mickey Modisane, Head of Communications DSAC

 E-mail: Cell : 082 992 0101 Tel: 012 304 5159

Masechaba Khumalo, Spokesperson (Minister), Cell: 082 858 4415 Email:

Matshepo Seedat, Media Liaison Office in the Office of the Deputy President Cell: 082 679 9473 Email: