Government spends R16m to honour Grammy Award winners

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Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa with his deputy Nocawe Mafu.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa with his deputy Nocawe Mafu.
Tebogo Letsie/City Press

Last month, the department of sport, arts and culture spent a whopping R16 million for 360 guests at an event to honour South Africa’s Grammy Award winners.

This figure was disclosed by Sport Minister Zizi Kodwa in a written reply to the DA’s question in Parliament.

Kodwa revealed that the total amount to host the event, which had been held at The Galleria conference centre in Woodmead, Sandton, was R16 097 000. He said, “more than two thirds of this budget went towards incentives and funding for the Grammy winners, to develop culture workers in their respective fields”.

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