South African Cultural Observatory


There is an immense body of work and research on the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and arts, culture and heritage (ACH) emerging around the world.

The South African Government, through the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture, its entities and the South African Cultural Observatory, is building a bank of research on these sectors and industries.

This section of the South African Cultural Observatory website features both the latest research coming from the international, regional and local sectors, and past research from across the world and sectors.

Explore this digital library to find CCI and ACH publications, reports, frameworks and guides, presentations, working papers, multi-media and other open source information on this vibrant sector, the Golden Economy of nations.

Also contribute to South Africa’s National Research agenda for the CCIs and ACH sectors here.