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#SACOConf2017 celebrates creativity, the economy

The second South African Cultural Observatory National (SACO) Conference was a success of creative collaboration and debate, say organisers. The event took place over two days (24-25 May) at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg. Respected global and local subject matter experts, researchers and practitioners have spent this time exploring and debating the theme, the ‘Creative […]

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WORK:PLAY exhibition celebrates business and the arts

WORK:PLAY is an exhibition by contemporary South African artists that challenges set ideas of what an artwork or design object should be. Curator Layla Leiman has put together a show that explores instances where the worlds of work and play merge, using different production techniques and creative approaches and traditional and/or unconventional materials. These include […]

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Speech by Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the Arts and Culture 2017/18 Budget Vote, Parliament, Cape Town

Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, we meet here on a day which has significance in our history as the 23rd May marks the 23 anniversary of admission of our country as the 53rd member state of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU), in Tunis, Tunisia. It was at this historic gathering that […]

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Call for Applications for the DAC Debut Programme

Are you an emerging arts and culture organisation or individual who is active in the community, with a project/venture? Do you think your project/venture has the potential to grow? Are you between the ages of 18-35? Are you based in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, or the Northern Cape? If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then […]

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