South African Cultural Observatory

SACO Releases CCI Mapping Study 2022

BY 05.04.22

On Thursday, 31 March the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) released its much- awaited CCI Mapping Study to the media and industry at an event in Newtown, Johannesburg. The bi-annual report was released in a hybrid event that took the form of a combined virtual and physical format which was attended by the Minister, Nathi Mthethwa and the DG of Sport, Arts and Culture, Vusi Mkhize and over 100 industry stakeholders. The report is available on the SACO website www.southafricanculturalobservatory.org.za.

Making remarks at the event Minister Mthethwa congratulated SACO for the study. He said: “as the saying goes, you cannot manage what you cannot measure. You cannot attract more funds to this important activity, unless rigorous research can measure the value it produces.

Minister Mthethwa added that the South African Cultural Observatory served as both a sounding board and a thinktank through these difficult times, pointing out trends, surveying practitioners, highlighting implications and producing forward-looking strategic outputs.

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