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JUST IN | Arts and culture department to 'review' R22m flagpole project.

Nathi Mthethwa is the Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture.

The Ministry of Sport, Arts, and Culture will look at a decision to spend R22 million on a huge South African flag and "review the process... in its entirety."

Last week, the department told the National Assembly about the "monumental" flag project as part of its annual performance plan for the 2022-2023 year.

The 100-meter flagpole is supposed to go in Freedom Park in Pretoria.

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But since the announcement, the department has gotten a lot of negative feedback. Some critics said that the money spent on the project was a waste.

Since then, Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has "ordered his department to review the entire process for the monumental flag," according to a statement from the department.

At the time the article was written, the department hadn't said what would happen.

"In the past few days, the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture has been paying attention to and taking notes on the public discussion about the planned monumental flag. The many voices involved in this important heritage project are a great way to celebrate our country's strong constitutional democracy and the freedoms that must be protected for future generations "read the statement.

Source:https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/just-in-arts-and-culture-department-to-review-r22m-flagpole-project-20220519

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Freedom Park Ministry of Sport Nathi Mthethwa National Assembly

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