SA’s minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, in his Wednesday afternoon 2019 Budget speech, disclosed that the South African government will fund the creation of a new national theatre and a new national museum.
In addition, the South African government through the department of arts and culture will also consider financial support for the National Archives, a national orchestra and ballet troupe.
“The global renown of South Africa’s art and culture is an expression of our soft power and our heritage,” Mboweni said.
He added: “Our public funding choices should reflect an intention to preserve and add to our cultural canon.”
A nation that has not preserved its history is a lost nation, through the measures introduced by the Finance Minister Hon. @tito_mboweni under the leadership of President @CyrilRamaphosa we are moving closer to self discovery & preserving our historical heritage. #Budget2019 pic.twitter.com/BFHz43Z5Pg
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) February 20, 2019