Media Statement 26 June 2020 MINISTER NATHI MTHETHWA ON THE APPROVAL OF THE RESUMPTION OF PLAY IN TERMS OF THE DIRECTIONS OF 11 JUNE 2020 Further to the announcement of the approval for the resumption of football activities announced this week, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, hereby wishes to announce the approval for the resumption of training and matches as the case may be, to the following Sport bodies: • Cricket SA • South African Anglers and Casting Confederation • SA Gymnastics Federation • Tennis SA • SA National Climbing Federation • Canoeing SA • Swimming SA These Sport bodies have submitted their plans, indicating their state of readiness and their commitment to adhere to stringent health protocols that they will implement in accordance with the prescribed regulations and directions. The sport bodies are urged to take note of and implement the comments from the Health authorities, as applies to each to each of them. We wish to humbly appeal to the rest of the sport sector to exercise patience and tolerance as we continue with the task of processing their plans. We also remind you that all those who have not yet submitted their plans have until midnight tonight, 26 June 2020 to do so.