Sports, Arts and Culture department release list of artists who benefitted from Covid-19 relief fund

Arthur Mafokate benefited from the department

Social media platforms have been buzzing since the dawn of Wednesday following the release of artists who benefitted from the Covid-19 relief fund.

The new minister of Sports, Artis, and Culture, Gayton McKenzie kept to his promise of revealing the names of artists who were paid during the pandemic in 2020.

“[The] Department of sport, arts and culture has always cared for the creative sector. Below is the link to the Covid-19 Relief Beneficiaries 2020-2021 list. More lists are coming to cover other categories of funding since 2020 to date,” reads the dept’s tweet.

Some of the beneficiaries include the Rebecca Malope Foundation, Busiswa Qqulu, Dumisani Mbebe, Arthur Mafokate and his son, and Bethusile Mcinga.

The list includes people who received grant funding and money during COVID-19.

“We should not include people who were asked to perform and got paid on the list. I have been bombarded by people saying that they don’t get help,” said the Minister.

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Click here to see the full list.