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Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
Many years ago, around the time my first novel came out, I received an email within a month of its publication from a gentleman called Peter Rorvik...
Arts body accused of misusing R5.7m of public funds
Arts body accused of misusing R5.7m of public funds
Two years after it was set up to protect artists, the Culture and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) has had a complaint...
Artists get real about value
Artists get real about value
An upcoming conference will explore the role that artists can play in developing the economy. Conference co-ordinator Bev Gillespie tells...
Pirouetting in step with the world
Pirouetting in step with the world
There are days when members of the South African Mzansi Ballet company can be found pirouetting on a giant music box in a shopping mall. They made...
Paul Mashatile: Big promises, now what?
Paul Mashatile: Big promises, now what?
Funding of the arts in South Africa is in a thoroughly rotten state. Allegations of outright corruption are seldom made or legally pursued. One may...
Writers blocked: Programme scrapped after funding is withdrawn
Writers blocked: Programme scrapped after funding is withdrawn
The National Authors Programme, one of the most significant events in the Wordfest line-up, has been cancelled.
South African artists: A shabby state of affairs
South African artists: A shabby state of affairs
Many years ago, a state funding agency suggested to playwright Nadia Davids that her one-woman show about Muslim women, At Her Feet, was...
An artless business
An artless business
Although billions of rands are spent on stadiums and the beautiful game occupies centre stage, in the wings the arts are in danger of fading away...

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