Minister Mthethwa to officially open and handover the Tshepong Sports Facilities as part of the 2021 Freedom Month Launch in Verkeerdevlei, Free State

6 April 2021

The Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the launch of Freedom Month on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 at the Tshepong Sports Facility, Verkeerdevlei, in the Free State Province.

The 2021 Freedom Month Launch is hosted under the theme, “THE YEAR OF CHARLOTTE MAXEKE: THE MEANING OF FREEDOM UNDER COVID-19”, in tribute to the 150th anniversary of the liberation struggle heroin and human rights campaigner, Charlotte Maxeke.

Accompanied by the Premier of Free State Province, Ms Sisi Ntombela and the Provincial Department of Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture MEC, Ms. Limakatso Mahasa, Minister Nathi Mthethwa will officially open and handover the Tshepong Sports Facilities in Verkeerdevlei as part of the 2021 launch. During the launch, Minister Mthethwa will also handover sports equipment and kits to local schools.

Priorto the launch in Verkeerdevlei, Minister and his entourage will also visit the house of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the nearby Combi court still under construction in Brandfort between 09h00 – 10h00 on the 7th of April.

NB: - In adherence to COVID regulations, the media is encouraged to RSVP prior to attending.

The launch event & the official handover will unfold as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Time: 11h00-13h00
Venue: Tshepong Sports Facility nextto the Library, Verkeerdevlei in the Free State Province. 

The event will also be streamed live from DSAC social media platforms as follows:
Facebook: @SportArtsCultureRSA
Twitter:  @SportArtsCulture

Please also note that transport for local media will be available from Bloemfontein to Brandfort and Verkeerdevlei.

For RSVPs & transport enquiries kindly contact, Mr. Mthuthuzeli Nqumba at 066 302 5397; and / Mr. Madimetja Moleba at 066 301 4675 /

Ms. Zimasa Velaphi (Head of Communications and Marketing), Cell: 072 172 8925 / Email:
Ms. Masechaba Khumalo, (Spokesperson to the Minister), Cell: 066 380 7408 / Email:

Issued by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture