South African Cultural Observatory

SA Cultural Observatory Executive Director appointed to be part of the NRF Expert Group

BY 30.09.21

SACO Executive Director, Ms Unathi Lutshaba, was recently appointed to be a contributor and to form part of the Expert Groups leading the development of the 2nd Edition Covid-19 Country Report on the implementation of measures to manage, respond and combat the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.

This Expert Group is expected to develop a country report whose main objective is to record interventions and measures adopted by South Africa to combat the spread and manage the negative socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The report will document lessons learnt in terms of successes, challenges and failures of the country to manage, respond to and combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and save lives and protect livelihoods. It will also serve as the official South African Report on Covid-19 and will be shared with Parliament, Multilateral Organisations, and the Public at large, giving it a national, regional and global footprint.

“I am delighted and encouraged that I will be able to contribute towards the country report and share the industry insights we have gained from the various reports we have conducted as the South African Cultural Observatory”, commented Ms Lutshaba on the appointment. 

“The appointment is a significant vindication and recognition of the critical research work we do and our contribution to the cultural and creative sector”, added Ms Lutshaba.

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