Yusrah Bardien: News 24

On Thursday, much to the surprise of those in the arts, the finance minister Tito Mboweni dropped this nugget in his budget speech:

“Finally, the global renown of South Africa’s art and culture is an expression of our soft power and our heritage. Our public finance choices should reflect an intention to preserve and add to our cultural canon. Officials from the National Treasury and the department of arts and culture will consider proposals for the development of a new national theatre, a new national museum, and also consider financial support for the national archives, a national orchestra and ballet troupe,” Minister Mboweni. …Read More

Pictured: The Opera Theatre at the South African State Theatre