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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.
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Hon. Nathi Mthethwa has appointed Her Royal Highness Princess Celenhle Dlamini as the new Chairperson of the National Arts Council.
On the 25th March 2020, taking into account the massive challenges which were anticipated within the creative and sporting sector by Minister Nathi Mthethwa in relation to the announcement of COVID – 19 Pandemic National State of Disaster, the Minister announced a relief fund totalling R150 million towards assisting artists, athletes, technical personnel and the core ecosystem that supports them with the objective of softening the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on their livelihood.