Department spends R40m on academy

The New Age | Sibongiseni Maphumalo:


The Department of Arts and Culture will be investing more than R40m in building KwaZulu-Natal’s first Arts Academy.

In her budget speech, MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha announced the department had secured the funding from the Treasury.

art build: Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha is dishing out development for the Arts

She also announced that inter-departmental talks between the departments of education, higher education and other stakeholders in the province were under way.

“Our efforts to expand arts and culture infrastructure in the province are yielding positive results. The department had committed to build at least one art centre per district municipality in order to realise that vision…


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