South Africa’s Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture has said it will assess a decision to spend R22 million on a gigantic South African flag and “review the process … in its totality”. News24 reports that while the department did not say what the process would entail, it did say in a statement that “over the past few days, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture has followed and taken note of public discourse that has unfolded in respect of the envisaged monumental flag. The diversity of voices around this important heritage project are a welcome celebration of our country’s vibrant constitutional democracy and the freedoms that must be upheld beyond posterity”.
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