South African Cultural Observatory
Business and Arts South Africa appoints incoming CEO Business and Arts South Africa appoints incoming CEO

BASA has appointed current executive producer for the National Arts Festival (NAF), Ashraf Johaardien as the new chief executive of the organisation.

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Minister Mthethwa Interaction with the Creative Industries Minister Mthethwa Interaction with the Creative Industries

The creative and cultural economies are one of the fastest growing industries and should be at the centre of national strategic priority to unlock the wider socio- economic participation and inclusivity in the mainstream economy. The impact of commodity-dependent countries like South Africa has refocused attention on the urgency of economic diversification, revitalization and harnessing of human innovation in order to weather the economic storm.

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Music in Africa Foundation honors Eric Wainaina Music in Africa Foundation honors Eric Wainaina

Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina was feted with the 2018 Music In Africa Honorary Award at the opening of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) on Thursday night.

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Research is the word: What's done, what's to come Research is the word: What's done, what's to come

THE SOUTH African Cultural Observatory has a trove of research. Over the past three years we have generated research reports, monitoring and evaluation reports, a ground-breaking mapping study and more. We are intent on sharing this research widely and ensuring that the sector benefits, empowering through knowledge.

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EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

COPYRIGHT is a big issue in the digital age. The copyright debate is raging largely between the European Union (EU) and the big technology giants. EU lawmakers have been working for two years on proposed legislation aimed at updating copyright for the digital age.

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New administrator joins SACO team New administrator joins SACO team

THE South African Cultural Observatory welcomes Rene Derrocks to the team as the incoming new administrator. Rene has eight years’ experience in the tourism marketing environment.

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SACO to share important creative research at workshops SACO to share important creative research at workshops

THE cultural and creative industries (CCI) are often misunderstood. Not anymore. The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) has developed a baseline cultural information system to help practitioners, policy-makers and planners better understand the South African cultural and creative economy.

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World Conference on Creative Economy World Conference on Creative Economy

INDONESIA is planning to hold the first ever “World Conference on Creative Economy” (WCCE), involving stakeholders and representatives from governments, private sectors, think-tanks, civil society, international organizations, as well as media and experts in the creative economy.

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New York ballet stars to dance in Cape Town New York ballet stars to dance in Cape Town

Principal dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre will be dancing at the Artscape Opera House from 15 to 18 November 2018.

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Jobs in the cultural and creative industries Jobs in the cultural and creative industries

CAREER and job opportunities are available in the cultural and creative industries. Currently Business and Arts South Africa, the Market Theatre Foundation (Windybrow Theatre) and Market Photo Workshop are looking for talented leaders to take their organisations into the future.

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Playhouse to hold auditions for schools show Playhouse to hold auditions for schools show

The Playhouse Company, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is holding auditions for ‘Sizwe’s Triumph Over Sumdanger’.

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SAMRO Foundation Offers Condolences to HHP’s Family & Music Industry SAMRO Foundation Offers Condolences to HHP’s Family & Music Industry

The SAMRO Foundation was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Motswako’s finest, Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo, on Wednesday, 24 October 2018. Tsambo, who was also affectionately known as “Jabba”, was a colleague, a friend and a a founding board member of the SAMRO Foundation.

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