Changes to lottery funding rules will hurt arts

Business Day Live | Michelle Constant and Tony Lankester:


THE National Lottery is a lifeline to millions of South Africans. As a result of its grants, excellent work is done by nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and nonprofit companies. All are important, vital even, to the soul, health and economy of our fragile society.


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Thus it is with distress that we read of the proposed regulation changes published by the Department of Trade and Industry. Two clauses in particular will have a disastrous effect on the already struggling arts sector, despite the department’s stated mission on enterprise development and support for small business…


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