Hollywood has the walk of fame and we have a digital, real live Twitter timeline of fame. And it belongs to the one and only Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa!
Once you make it onto the minister’s TL, you know you’ve made it, because he’s all about winners. The minister had made it a point to congratulate his star performers on his Twitter page (you know, kinda like back in primary school when Mrs Van Skyk gave you a star for getting 10 out of 10 for the grammar test.)
So, as a performer in SA, you know that you’ve done something right if he gives you a shoutout.
Side note: It is worth noting that the only other people he usually put on his page are fallen (dead) stars, when he’s expressing his condolences messages.