South African Cultural Observatory

IR Roadshow On International Treaties And Obligations For Sport, Arts, Culture And Heritage

BY 27.03.24

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture EC together with the national department, invited the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) and various stakeholders such as CCIFSA, EC Arts Veterans, ECPACC and The Bayworld Museum, within the sector to convene for an information sharing session aimed at capacitating the department to better represent this sector on a local and international level with a further focus on building active relationships between the department and representing organisations.

Key questions were raised, mainly aimed at addressing the current gaps that have been identified to be challenging the Sport, Arts, Culture and Heritage sector. Additionally, concerns were raised about having existing frameworks be a true representative of the needs of key role players in the sector to ensure that the national department offers adequate support to the provincial sector.

In closing Ms. Tinyiko Khosa (DSAC Chief Director) from the International Relations office within DSAC expressed that collaboration and partnerships between them, other relevant government departments, and all other cultural and creative industry role-players, within the developmental role are envisaged by the White Paper for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

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