South Africa's Minister of Arts and Culture makes a point of celebrating the great artists that the country has had over the years. Given the nature of the minister's tweets - he usually celebrates fallen stars - it is an honour for celebs to be mentioned by him.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa takes pleasure in sharing the great artists and South Africans of the past with the country on social media.
He normally celebrates the great but fallen stars that have their roots in South Africa, but sometimes he will make an exception.
If that's the case, the artist he mentions should feel great, because Minister Mthethwa will only give shoutouts to the best of the best, as reported by TimesLIVE.
Here are the 6 SA celebs that the minister was proud enough of to mention on his timeline:
This young man made Mzansi proud when he joined the cast of massive Hollywood hit "Black Panther". He apparently made our Arts and Culture Minister just as proud.
Thando is many things, but above all a fierce fighter for diversity. She was named one of the world's 100 most influential women by BBC and impressed us all.
Black Coffee is a living legend. He's a DJ, record producer and singer-songwriter, and has been in the business for years. He's always out there making SA proud, and clearly Minister Mthethwa as well.
This lovely young actress took South Africa international when she joined the very popular "Orange is the new black" TV series. She also got the attention of Mthethwa.
Thuso is a very popular South African actress with amazing talents. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Is'Thunzi - series that has been called "one of the most compelling television programmes on South African television".
Considered the undisputed king of Xitsonga traditional music, it is no wonder that Benny “President” Mayengani caught our Arts and Culture Minister's eye. He's always keeping SA's flag waving high and proud.
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