Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, is defending the controversial multi-million rand flag project.
Government wants to erect a flag at Freedom Park in Pretoria to the tune of R22-million.
Mthethwa appeared before the sports, art and culture portfolio committee on Tuesday.
His department also presented a feasibility study on the development of the project.
Mthethwa’s briefing follows outrage by organisations like Cosatu, who criticised the plans to spend R22 million on a national monument flag project.
But Mthethwa defended the decision, saying that the flag project was not being wasteful and was part of his department’s mandate.
of his department’s mandate.