Sport, Arts & Culture Sector

The Sport, Arts & Culture (SAC) is one of the 17 civil society sectors represented in SANAC. The Sector is responsible for implementing activities towards achieving the NSP goals and aims to coordinate, communicate and ensure there is consensus building within the sector and between sectors.

The SAC encompasses a wide range of partners including government, the private sector, non-governmental organisations and individual men and women. These partners are tasked with conceptualising and leading campaigns for their constituencies, using sport and entertainment as “a vehicle to help mitigate the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS (UN, 2003)”.

In a nutshell, and based on the sector database, the Sport, Arts & Culture is made up of:

  • About 150 NGOs and NPOs located in the 9 provinces working in sport for HIV and TB prevention.
  • SASCOC, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, represents about 80 sport federations located throughout South Africa.
  • CWUSA, the Creative Workers Union of South Africa, has over 200 members (individuals and organisations) who are located in all provinces working in the area of arts and culture broadly (music and the performing arts).

The SAC’s cross-cutting activities that target the general population and include the following:

  • Raising public awareness through mass media and outreach programmes
  • Information, Education and Communication materials distribution at sport, arts & culture events and in public areas like taxi ranks, bus ranks, train stations etc.
  • Condom distribution at sport, arts & culture events and in public areas like taxi ranks, bus ranks, train stations, shebeens, pubs etc.
  • HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) services at sport, arts & culture events and in public areas like taxi ranks, bus ranks, train stations etc.
  • Mobilisation of males to undergo circumcision (MMC), thus increasing uptake of this HIV prevention tool.
  • Capacity building of ambassadors, celebrities, organisations, management, volunteers and peer educators to enable them to participate in public education within their own communities.

The Sports and Arts and Culture sector is under the leadership of these gentle-men:

Mabalane Mfundisi Mabalane Mfundisi serves on the SANAC Sport, Arts & Culture Sector as the Sector Leader.

Mfundisi is currently the Executive Director of Show Me Your Number and CEO of his consulting company, Bosabosele Consulting. He has wide experience and expertise in a range of fields such as development and execution of advocacy, lobbying campaigns for legislative reform, communications, media policy development and analysis, organisational development and project management. He has worked for a number of organisations including the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) as CEO, One-World Africa as Project Manager: Africa Operations, the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (WRSETA) as a Communications Specialist and the South African NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) as Operations Manager. He served on a number of voluntary boards including as Chairperson of the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and AIDS Consortium and as Treasurer of World Association of Community Broadcasters in Africa (AMARC-Africa). Dabbling as a football agent, Mabalane has previously managed footballers, including but not limited to, Jabu Mahlangu (Pule), Mkhanyiseli Siwahla, Sepeke Manamela and Kelebogile Mabe.

Contact details
mobile: 073 481 3939

Chantal Snyman PictureChantal Snyman serves on the SANAC Sport, Arts & Culture Sector as the Deputy Sector Leader and Convener for the Arts & Culture Chamber.

Chantal Snyman is a playwright, director, theatre maker, storyteller, performer, arts project manager, community activist, facilitator and mentor; Chantal studied for a Bachelor of Arts at the Universities of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal and has a degree in Speech and Drama and English.

She has written two plays Snapshots(1999) and Frank(2009). Snapshots was initially written and directed for the South African Women’s Art Festival and revisited and rewritten in 2010 for the inaugural Celebrating African Women Writers Festival. The play is a series of vignettes which focus on 4 women, from one family, each a distinct generation. It examines issues of identity, gender, family and heritage, and gives voice to women’s stories. In 2009, she wrote and directed Frank, about a South African family, the Ogles, struggling to come to terms with some hidden truths. Set in contemporary South Africa (2009), just before the general election, the family is forced to confront each other and the “stories” they have woven to suppress long held secrets, while the nation are grappling with the truth verses the allegations and denial surrounding Jacob Zuma’s (now President Zuma) infamous corruption trial.

Her performance credits include: The Green Revolution (2011; 2012); a coloured place (1996;1998;2006;2010);Snapshots (1999;2010); Sasol Fever (1996;1997;2007); Frank (2010); Her heart is spoiled (2000); Kweku Anansi(2001); How to make a love child (1997); Women of Mud(2001) and Brilliant(1999).

Chantal is a Director and Chairperson of the board of Arley’s Workshop, an NPO which creates original and innovative theatre She is a member of Assitej International and has previously been a board member of Assitej South Africa.

Chantal is a mother and teacher to Scout and Che.

Contact details
mobile: 083 316 6139

Mthetho PictureMthetho Tshemese serves on the SANAC Sport, Arts & Culture Sector as the Deputy Sector Leader

Mthetho Christopher Tshemese is a South African Clinical Psychologist also trained as Counselling Psychologist. He did his Counselling Internship in 2000 at the Centre for Student Counselling at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and completed his Clinical Internship in 2001 at Stikland Psychiatric Hospital in Bellville, Western Cape Province. Academically, he holds a BA degree (majored in Political Studies and Psychology), an Honours and a Masters degree (both in Psychology) all from UWC and currently is working on his PhD registered with the Nelson Mandela Metro University.

Mthetho is trained as both Counselling and Clinical Psychologist and his work experience includes working at the School of Human and Community Development (Wits University), Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Acting Head of Knowledge Management Unit/Researcher), Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, and private practice.

He serves on the board of Show Me Your Number, an NGO that uses sport in general, and soccer in particular to integrate life skills in HIV and AIDS prevention. He also serves as National Deputy Sector Leader for the South African National Aids Council’s Sport, Arts & Culture sector and was appointed to serve on the SANAC Social and Structural Drivers Technical Task Team. He is a volunteer at the Luthando Zibeko Foundation.

Since 2002 Mthetho has been a media commentator and has appeared on the following television programmes African Views (Resident Psychologist), Why are we so angry, Soul Talk, Kwanda TV, 3Talk with Nolleen, Shift, Asikhulume Lets Talk, Weekend Live, Felicia Mabuza Suttle show, etc. He also provided strategic input during production of Kwanda TV, Buddyz On the Move, and African Views. He also has been on various radio programmes on Metrofm, Kayafm, Umhlobo Wenene, just to name a few. He also coordinated the provision of PsychoSocial support to the Kwanda communities in 5 Provinces.

Contact details
mobile: 071 174 6433


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