South African Cultural Observatory

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture invests substantial resources to grow the sector- CCIFSA

BY 30.09.19

In order to support the growth of the industry, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture continues to invest substantial resources in the sector. The Department has invested over R13 million to assist the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA). The funding is to ensure that the newly established Federation is sustainable for the next five years and does not flounder during the infancy years.

CCIFSA was formed in 2015 as a unifying body to champion the interests of the cultural and creative sector and to represent its interests. Although the federation is not one of the agencies of the Department, it is an organisation of practitioners and activists in sectors that speak to the Department's mandate. The mandate includes a contribution towards sustainable economic development and enhancement of job creation by preserving, protecting and developing South African arts, culture and heritage. This in turn contributes towards building a sustainable, and a socially cohesive and democratic society.

CCIFSA recently elected a new national leadership at national conference in Mpumalanga. In the build-up to the conference, the Department engaged with the relevant stakeholders including CCIFSA members and the Creative Industries Task Team (CITT) members who were part of the organizing team to ensure that the conference was truly successful from all dimensions. 

Commenting on the success of the conference, Minister Nathi Mthethwa said, "fragmentation and a lack of unity across the sectors has seen the cultural and creative industry battle for this recognition and stifled by the lack of effective strategic development, investment and support”.

“CCIFSA was founded on the principle of creating a unifying vision for performing arts, visual arts, technical services and events, design, electronic media, crafts, publishing, cultural tourism, cultural groups, cultural heritage, ethno-tourism and arts administration”, added Mthethwa.

He added that members of the creative and cultural industries finally have a body that represents their interests at a government, economic and society level. As an independent body, CCIFSA gives the cultural and creative industries decision-making and bargaining power in the issues that affect them the most.

How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries

There is growing interest in the creative economy in emerging markets in terms of its impact on employment and economic growth, as well as social and cultural impacts.

READ MORE
South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator

Summer is upon us and many event organisers are hard at work doing their best to ensure that they deliver the most memorable events.

READ MORE

Trevor Noah nominated for Grammy Award Trevor Noah nominated for Grammy Award

Trevor Noah’s star continues to shine beyond our shores, a confirmation that our cultural and creative industries products can be successfully exported and traded anywhere in the world.

READ MORE
GQ Magazine Recognizes SA Artists GQ Magazine Recognizes SA Artists

The South African arts, culture and creative industry was a net beneficiary when GQ Magazine SA recognised several artists at the inaugural GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on December 1st.

READ MORE

More News
How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries

There is growing interest in the creative economy in emerging markets in terms of its impact on employment and economic growth, as well as social and cultural impacts.

Unlocking the Growth Potential of the Online Gaming Industry in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Unlocking the Growth Potential of the Online Gaming Industry in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

In 2018, the global gaming industry consisted of 2.3 billion consumers, who spent nearly US$ 138 billion on games. Although the South African gaming industry is small, it is growing at an exponential rate.

Policy Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for the Cultural and Creative Economy Policy Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for the Cultural and Creative Economy

Future developments within the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th Industrial Revolution) entails a high level of complexity and uncertainty, particularly in relation to global economics of scale that indirectly have an impact on the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs).

The Mapping Study 2018 The Mapping Study 2018

Every two years the Observatory undertakes an in-depth sector-wide economic study - the Mapping Study. In 2018, we produced a key report that analyses the entire sector, particularly as it relates to its contribution to the SA economy and GDP.

South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator

Summer is upon us and many event organisers are hard at work doing their best to ensure that they deliver the most memorable events.

Upcoming Events

SACO Capacity Workshop - Kwazulu Natal

Date: 25 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020
Venue:
Where: Durban

SACO Dissemination Workshop - Kimberley

Date: 10 Mar 2020 - 10 Mar 2020
Venue: Mayibuye Cultural Centre
Where: Galeshewe

SACO Dissemination Workshop - Groot Marico

Date: 12 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020
Venue: HC Bosman Living Museum
Where: Groot Marico

SACO Capacity Workshop - Bloemfontein

Date: 12 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020
Venue: Chancellors Room - University of the Free State
Where: Bloemfontein

SACO Dissemination Workshop - Polokwane

Date: 17 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020
Venue: Polokwane Art Museum
Where: Polokwane

SACO Dissemination Workshop - Matsulu

Date: 19 Mar 2020 - 19 Mar 2020
Venue: Silulu Cultural Centre
Where: Matsulu
Connect with us