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The Minister of Youth Sport Arts and Recreation Honourable Kirsty Coventry has called on communities to preserve their cultures by transferring indigenous knowledge to the Youth.
The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has announced the constitution of a national team comprising of various players in the Arts and Culture sector to produce the Quadrennial Periodic Report (QPR) as mandated by the United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The Ministry of Youth Sport Arts and Recreation has bid farewell to Mr. Demir Dijakovic, the outgoing United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organisation Regional Office for Southern Africa (UNESCO ROSA) Cultural Advisor who has retired. Speaking at a farewell ceremony held at the Ministry’s offices in Harare, the Permanent Secretary Dr. Thokozile Chitepo said Mr. Dijakovic was a visionary culture expert who had a passion for promoting arts and cultural issues.
Scores of Zimbabwean artists have directly benefitted from the country’s cultural, political and economic ties with China.
The National Arts Council will this year embark on a robust information gathering exercise aimed at detailing the activities of the sector and their contribution to the economy.
THE Government has proposed that fines in respect of copyright infringement should be charged per each CD or product pirated just as in stocktheft cases as a means to deter would-be offenders and to protect the works of artistes in the country.