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Regional Development - The Cultural & Creative Industries in South Africa

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Regional Development - The Cultural & Creative Industries in South Africa There is growing international interest in how the cultural and creative industries can be used to drive regional economic growth and development. However, previous research has found that the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) usually form clusters in cities due to the benefits of established hard and soft infrastructure (Flew, 2010). To date, there has been little research on CCI clustering in rural areas and regions without large cities. This paper aims to fill the gap be demonstrating how mapping techniques can be used to identify regional clusters. Such information is important for the design of effective regional cultural policy.
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