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South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator

When normality returns, and South Africans are able to converge, gather and participate in various events and activities, it will perhaps be even more critical for the organisers to understand the economic value of these events.

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Department of Sport, Arts and Culture: Sector relief framework and criteria Department of Sport, Arts and Culture: Sector relief framework and criteria

Our country is dealing with a national emergency, as all efforts of the government, private sector and civil society combine to fight the health disaster that threatens to ensue with the rapid spread of COVID-19 across our provinces.

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Media Statement: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on the Industry Media Statement: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on the Industry

All industries across the globe are currently fully engaged in discussions about and considering the economic impact of Covid-19 (widely known as the Coronavirus).

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Stand by for the first-ever virtual NAF Stand by for the first-ever virtual NAF

So here’s the thing… The National Arts Festival 2020 won’t be cancelled, but it will be different.

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The Social Impact Arts Prize 2020 awarded projects have been announced The Social Impact Arts Prize 2020 awarded projects have been announced

The Projects Hello Wolk, Tears Become Rain & Planted Were Announced As The Winners At The Rupert Museum In Stellenbosch.

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How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries

There is growing interest in the creative economy in emerging markets in terms of its impact on employment and economic growth, as well as social and cultural impacts.

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GQ Magazine Recognizes SA Artists GQ Magazine Recognizes SA Artists

The South African arts, culture and creative industry was a net beneficiary when GQ Magazine SA recognised several artists at the inaugural GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on December 1st.

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The Mapping Study 2018 The Mapping Study 2018

Every two years the Observatory undertakes an in-depth sector-wide economic study - the Mapping Study. In 2018, we produced a key report that analyses the entire sector, particularly as it relates to its contribution to the SA economy and GDP.

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Policy Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for the Cultural and Creative Economy Policy Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for the Cultural and Creative Economy

Future developments within the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th Industrial Revolution) entails a high level of complexity and uncertainty, particularly in relation to global economics of scale that indirectly have an impact on the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs).

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Executive Direction - December 2019 Executive Direction - December 2019

2019. What a year it was. It has been an exciting year for the Arts, Heritage, Cultural and Creative sector.

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Trevor Noah nominated for Grammy Award Trevor Noah nominated for Grammy Award

Trevor Noah’s star continues to shine beyond our shores, a confirmation that our cultural and creative industries products can be successfully exported and traded anywhere in the world.

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South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator

Summer is upon us and many event organisers are hard at work doing their best to ensure that they deliver the most memorable events.

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