TOM EATON | He didn’t mention arts and culture, but he’d be a better sport than Nathi

Admitting he knows zero about the arts would have made no difference to Roland Schoeman’s quest for Mthethwa’s job

05 August 2021 - 19:53 By tom eaton

Earlier this week, swimming superstar Roland Schoeman wrote an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, proposing himself as minister of sport, arts and culture. It was earnest, impassioned, well-intentioned and, for SA’s artists, hilariously depressing.

It wasn’t that Schoeman’s letter was full of suggestions that would harm the arts. It was that he didn’t mention them at all...

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