In a written Parliamentary reply, Mbalula says some stadiums are leased by municipalities or managed by host cities and other administrators such as the Royal Bafokeng Administration.
He says these entities hosted several events between August last year and June this year. The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban has hosted 92 events, the Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg 29 and Cape Town 25. Other stadiums have hosted between 10 and 19 events.
The Independent Democrats national spokesperson on Sport and Recreation, Joe Mgluwa, has also called on the management and marketing teams of all other nine soccer stadiums in the country to follow in the footsteps of the Moses Mabhida Stadium management and marketing team, in Durban.
Moses Mabhida has hosted almost 60 more events than the Royal Bafokeng in the North West, while Cape Town Stadium has hosted 25 events so far, with Ellis Park and the Free State Stadiums having hosted the fewest events standing at 10 and 12 respectively.
Mgluwa says all the stadiums form part of an important legacy of the country, and therefore they should be supported and utilised to the fullest potential.