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Despite the relatively healthy output of music in Lesotho every year, many leading artists in the small southern African nation still struggle to make a living from their works due to inadequate copyright and royalty management systems.
In Lesotho, where fashion is still a relatively young industry, two Basotho designers have identified a space in the creative scene.
Thanks to this project, which aimed to enhance the sub-regional cooperation as well as the national capacities of effective implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, each of the participating countries is now dotted with the national committee on intangible cultural heritage and a pool of trainers who are ready to support safeguarding activities at the national level. In many of these countries a process has also been initiated to review or establish legislations and policies in favor of intangible cultural heritage.