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Youth, women and people living with disabilities - A Landscape Assessment of the CCI’s Readiness to Address the Needs of Persons with Disabilities (2)

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Youth, women and people living with disabilities - A Landscape Assessment of the CCI’s Readiness to Address the Needs of Persons with Disabilities (2) The importance of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) to job creation and economic growth, social cohesion and inclusivity, and cultural preservation are well established nationally and globally. Concerning the policy and legislative context, ensuring the vulnerable groups, including persons with disabilities, participate in and benefit from the CCI are core principles enshrined by the United Nations (as articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - CRPD), South Africa’s National Development Programme (NDP) and Mid Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), and the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC), which align to human rights. However, despite laudable policy and programme intentions, challenges remain to ensure that disadvantaged groups (including persons with disabilities) participate and benefit equally from the opportunities in South Africa’s CCI sector, including access to facilities, services and support/ funding provided. Challenges are aggra
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