City Press: Charl Blignaut

Money that could be spent on developing the arts continues to be poured into a protracted and increasingly ugly war between two whistle-blowers and Rosemary Mangope, the chief executive of the state’s arts funding body, the National Arts Council (NAC).

The long-awaited forensic report by auditing firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo has upheld the claims of whistle-blower Mary-Anne Makgoka that Mangope allegedly irregularly awarded R1.8m to a youth art education project called Lalela without following due process and without declaring a historical relationship with Lalela’s founder and chief executive Andrea Kerzner, daughter of Sol Kerzner…Read More

Pictured: Rosemary Mangope