South African Cultural Observatory

Chapter 2 Employment and Transformation

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Chapter 2 Employment and Transformation This report forms one chapter of the SACO 2022 CCI Mapping Study. Aims were to analyse the number and proportion of people in South Africa who are employed in the cultural economy, as well as changes in the size, transformation, age, gender, education levels and working conditions of those in cultural occupations since the last mapping study, using official national data sets from Statistics South Africa. A special focus of this report is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cultural and creative industry workers in 2020. Methods used to identify cultural occupations and industries are those set out in the UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (UNESCO, 2009) and the recent UNESCO Indicators for Culture 2030, adapted for South Africa (Hadisi and Snowball, 2016).
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