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As one of the key drivers that contribute to economic growth and job creation in the country, the art, culture and heritage sectors are committed to driving substantial job creation. To fight youth unemployment in South Africa, the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) has embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about various career opportunities in the art industry.
Africa’s creative economies got a shot in the arm with the recent publication of a report by London’s King’s College. The report, titled Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa presents a critical discussion on the role of creative intermediaries, focusing specifically on their contribution to the development of creative economies in Africa.
September marks Public Service Month (PSM) in South Africa. The integrated government-wide programme will encompass...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to the performing arts and live sport environments. Our artists, theatres and sporting franchises have been heavily hit as they cannot generate income from audiences at live events.
Johannesburg – COVID-19 and the nationwide lockdown has had a severe impact on the creative sectors and the growth of its professionals and practitioners. This impact has also stifled the transfer of knowledge and skills in the sector.
A Highlight on some of our published reports The SA Cultural Observatory was established to undertake economic research for and about the cultural and creative industries in South Africa. We publish our reports in various media platforms, including this newsletter, with a view to empower industry stakeholders with information that we hope they will find useful, informative and can be relied upon when making decisions about the sector.