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Creatives criticise art council members who are benefiting from Covid relief funding

Afrocentric Talent Agency’s sole director, Sipho Sithole, who is also on the NAC council, was awarded more than R1-million from the stimulus package.

Three other council members – Kim Matthews, Bulelwa Margaret Malange and Madré Loubser – are also part of organisations that were approved for PESP.

Matthews is the managing director of Durban Music School, which was awarded R174,320. Malange’s Bat Centre, a community arts development centre in Durban, where she is one of the directors, was awarded R435,800. Loubser is the youth development and education co-ordinator at the Cape Town Opera. The Cape Town Opera was awarded R500,000.