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Save the Date: Café AI Dialogue on impact of AI on cultural and creative industries Save the Date: Café AI Dialogue on impact of AI on cultural and creative industries

Join the South African Cultural Observatory and the Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation festival, in partnership with GIZ, in a first of its kind discussion on AI and its impact on the creative sector. The day will be framed by a discussion with a panel of specialists on AI in the cultural sector speaking for and against AI advancements.

The African Journal of Creative Economy The African Journal of Creative Economy

The African Journal of Creative Economy (AJCE) was recently launched at the ARUA conference in Lagos as part of the ARUA/The Guild new Cluster of Research Excellence: Creative Economies: Cultures, Innovation and Sustainability.

Executive Summary Executive Summary

As we come to the end of the year, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is thrilled to reflect on the vibrant and diverse cultural landscape, and work, that has unfolded throughout 2023. Despite the challenges faced, the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) have continued to inspire, uplift, and bring joy to our lives.

Ministerial Sector Consultation - Imbizo Ministerial Sector Consultation - Imbizo

On 13 October 2023, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO), in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC), exhibited and presented at the Minister's Sectoral Consultation event (Imbizo) at the Miriam Makeba Centre of Performing Arts, in East London.

ICCROM Inception Workshop ICCROM Inception Workshop

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