South African Cultural Observatory

Nelson Mandela University, Rhodes celebrate award of SACO 2 tender

BY 15.10.18

NELSON Mandela University and Rhodes University are celebrating the institutional coup of the award of the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) tender by the Department of Arts and Culture to a consortium of four South African universities.

In addition, the University of Fort Hare and University of KwaZulu-Natal have joined the consortium to deliver the five-year contract for mapping, understanding and analysing the creative and cultural industries and arts, culture and heritage in South Africa. 

On October 3, Nelson Mandela University hosted an intimate internal event at the university to mark the award. On October 10, Rhodes University followed suite, announcing the award within the university.

The award follows a previous three-year contract to manage the SACO, which was awarded in 2015 to similarly structured consortium led by Nelson Mandela University. The incoming partner for this iteration is the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Take a look at the images of celebration at Rhodes and Nelson Mandela University over the past two weeks by scrolling through the images.

Read more about the Nelson Mandela University award here:

https://www.southafricanculturalobservatory.org.za/article/nelson-mandela-university-wins-coveted-saco-contract 

And Rhodes University's response here

https://www.southafricanculturalobservatory.org.za/article/rhodes-university-joins-consortium-in-saco-tender-win 

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