Mail & Guardian | Jeremy Kuper:
There are fears that the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of SA is an attempt to control the industry through a centralised structure.
Gita Pather says, the ANC’s decision to set up the CCIFSA raises questions about the party’s understanding of the arts.n arts, culture and heritage present potentially serious issues for the continued funding of the arts in South Africa.
Some of the changes under review in the government white paper on arts, culture and heritage present potentially serious issues for the continued funding of the arts in South Africa.
Concerned cultural activists and practitioners at a meeting at the University of the Witwatersrand last week, convened by theatre director Gita Pather and playwright Maishe Maponya, also voiced their concerns at the controversial establishment of a new body — the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA).
There has been very little information available to the arts and culture sector about how the CCIFSA will operate, particularly in relation to other existing Section 21 (nonprofit) companies currently funding various facets of the arts…
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