MPUMALANGA RETURN TO PLAY – “IT’S IN YOUR HANDS” SOCIAL MOBILISATION VACCINATION DRIVE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the media to the Mpumalanga Return to Play – “It’s in your hands” social mobilisation vaccination tour, urging creative and sporting industry practitioners to vaccinate and to voluntarily drive community vaccinations with the objective of unlocking the creative and sporting economy. This Governmental effort is linked to our overall strategy that speaks to economic recovery and reconstruction as well as the protection of lives and livelihoods.
Government opened vaccinations to citizens between the ages of 18 and 34 with the objective of ramping up vaccinations towards reaching population immunity. The upcoming Mpumalanga mobilisation tour forms part of a broader vaccination campaign launched on the 8th of September 2021 by the Deputy President, David Mabuza, with the overall national campaign rollout led by Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
This time around, the mobilisation drive is hosted once more, with the office of the Deputy President as well as the Department of Health and the Mpumalanga Provincial Government with event details as follows:
Date: Friday, 17 September 2021
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Mpumalanga
Members of the media are therefore invited to join the Government in this initiative, with the objective of creating awareness and eradicating vaccination stigma.
NB: – Please note that only accredited parties will be allowed into the stadium.
The event will also be streamed live from the following Government social media platforms:
• Facebook: @SportArtsCultureRSA
• Youtube: @SportArtsCultureRSA
• Instagram: @SportArtsCultureRSA
• Twitter: @SportArtsCultur
• Twitter: @GovernmentZA
• YouTube: GovernmentZA
NB: In adherence to COVID – 19 regulations, members of the media who will be in attendance are requested to RSVP with Mr. Madimetjam@dsac.gov.za 066 301 4675.
For media enquiries or further clarity, kindly contact:
Mr. Mickey Modisane, Head of Communications DSAC
E-mail: email@example.com Cell : 082 992 0101 Tel: 012 304 5159
Masechaba Khumalo, Spokesperson (Minister), Cell: 082 858 4415 Email: MasechabaK@dsac.gov.za
Matshepo Seedat, Media Liaison Office in the Office of the Deputy President Cell: 082 679 9473 Email: Matshepo@presidency.gov.za