Let us support the hidden gems of the informal arts economy

National Arts Council of South Africa,
03 February 2020, South Africa

By Rosemary Mangope

As we rack our brains for how we can better support our artists in the face of limited public and private funding, sometimes the answer is glaringly simple – and is right there under our noses, where we live, where we work and on our daily commutes. This struck me after meeting an exceptionally gifted and determined young street musician from KwaZulu-Natal, a singer and drummer named Phila Dlozi.