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Measuring Cultural Employment in South Africa A comparison between the UNESCO Guidelines

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Measuring Cultural Employment in South Africa A comparison between the UNESCO Guidelines The cultural and creative industries are increasingly being recognised as making a significant contribution to employment. To date, there has been no systematic attempt to define and measure cultural sector employment in South Africa using national data. Analysis of such data could provide great insight into the magnitude of cultural sector employment in South Africa in comparison to the labour market overall, economic growth, and international trends in cultural employment. It would make a significant contribution to understanding the role and potential of the cultural sector in employment creation in the country.
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