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
Sixty + counts exhibition for Cape Town
Sixty + Counts is a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town‘s townships, in celebration of the International Day of Older Persons and Older Persons Week in South Africa which runs until 29 October, Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street Cape Town. It is assumed that the... 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
A lack of funding has meant that fewer heritage sites were assessed during the first six months of the current financial year. The Economic Development and Recreational Services Directorate states in its Mid-Year Report tabled in Council today that the target for the first six months was the assessment... Read more
Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company 27-01-2012 -Award-winning Eastern Cape theatre company UBOM! heralds some exciting new changes as it rolls out plans for the year and beyond. The dynamic young organisation, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday, pulses into life with new faces, fresh energy, and an exciting... Read more