Noupoort Wind Farm supports local milliner business
The art of millinery is experiencing a revival, from traditional headgear to the most flamboyant handmade artisanal hats, this age old craft is thriving.   One such workshop is owned by Ntombi Mosoane in the small town of Noupoort, where she has realised her dream of designing beautiful hats. In... Read more
Dti stands by validity of copyright commission report
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it stands by the validity of the Copyright Review Commission (CRC) report, which was released in 2012. This comes after collecting societies recently raised concerns over the CRC report. The Copyright Review Commission was established in 2010 to look into issues... Read more
SA’s cultural goods exports growing faster than imports
Cultural goods exports accounted for 0.46% of the country’s total commodity exports ‘Cultural and Natural Heritage’ and ‘Books and Press’ are the most important cultural exports A NEW report which set out to examine the growth and structure of South Africa’s cultural and creative industries trade between 2007 and... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
Creatives dazzle at lithuba lakho 2017 craft exhibition
Four category winners walked away with prizes of material and equipment worth a combined R60,000 at the 2017 Lithuba Lakho Craft Exhibition at the Athenaeum in Port Elizabeth earlier this year. The exhibition was a well-attended affair drawing the attention of arts lovers and aspiring artists. The winners of... Read more
Stellenbosch company boosts local art
Blue Crane Coffee Company (BCCC), a roastery and coffee laboratory in the centre of Stellenbosch, is adding to its dynamic coffee offerings by doubling-up as a local art showroom. Kickstarting its initiative to support local artists at the town’s recent ‘Last Thursdays’ community initiative, BCCC took the reigns as... Read more
Incentive to support black filmmakers
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will spend R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers. “The dti will spend R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers through the South Africa Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive by the end of March 2018,” said the department’s Director of Film Production Nelly... Read more
Lights, camera, action for emerging black filmmakers
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will use the 38th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) to market its South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive and target relevant producers who qualify for the incentive. “The incentive objective is to create an environment that takes advantage of the country’s... Read more
The National Department of Arts and Culture has allocated R168 million for the construction of the Sarah Baartman Centre of Remembrance at Hankey during the next financial year. The memorandum with the depart-ment’s budget also reveals that the new English Literary Museum in Grahamstown will be completed in 2013/4.... Read more
Volunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country’s arts community – and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa’s ongoing work. Over the past few years, Business and Arts South Africa has refined its two volunteer... Read more