South African Cultural Observatory
BASA introduces its Scale-Up programme BASA introduces its Scale-Up programme

Artists across South Africa show a deep sense of willingness to partner with businesses, but sometimes require guidance on exactly how to go about doing this. Through the programme, they will engage with shared value, research and building relationships that are sustainable to shift common thinking within the arts sector, and to expand their knowledge and skills within business exchange relations.

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New knowledge is power - A final word New knowledge is power - A final word

LOUIS L'Amour said, 'There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.' In many respects, this is the end of something and the birth of something new. Nelson Mandela University - and its partners, the Universities of Rhodes and Fort Hare - are concluding the three-year South African Cultural Observatory contract with the Department of Arts & Culture.

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SA roadies conference coming up in May SA roadies conference coming up in May

THE South African Roadies Association (SARA) will be hosting Africa’s fourth Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2018) from the 17 to 19 May 2018, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg, the current home of the LETPC.

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Saftas12: Winners take Golden Horn Saftas12: Winners take Golden Horn

THE 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards took place on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the Sun City Superbowl and was hosted by Thando Thabethe and Phat Joe.

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Winners of the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Winners of the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

IT'S WORLD Theatre Day today, 27 March 2018, and this month the best in the business were recognised at the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards.

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We want your feedback: SACO Project Survey We want your feedback: SACO Project Survey

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is completing its first contracted cycle with the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) where it was tasked to develop of a cultural information system which continuously captures cultural data and monitors and evaluates government initiatives in the ACH sectors and CCIs.

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The rise of co-working spaces: A literature review The rise of co-working spaces: A literature review

THIS literature review, The rise of coworking spaces: A literature review, by Alessandro Gandini addresses one of the most interesting phenomena to recently emerge in the past two decades: The rise and diffusion of coworking spaces. Co-working spaces are encouraging transformation in the workplace, allowing people to freelance and be independent workers - but ones with access to infrastructure, the internet, information and networks that can work as an "engine" for their profession and growth.

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Lagos home of new BBC burea Lagos home of new BBC burea

OVER 100 new jobs have been created in Nigeria in part of the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) biggest expansion since the 1940s. BBC is investing in the Nigerian television market - and in the process ensuring stories focus on young people and women across the whole of West Africa.

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Jobs report reveals potential for creative economy Jobs report reveals potential for creative economy

OVER one million, or 6,72% of all South African jobs, are housed in the broader ‘Cultural Economy’. This is according to an employment report released by cultural think-tank, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) this month.

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Call For Applications: Vansa Director Call For Applications: Vansa Director

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa is looking for a versatile and strategic thinker and organiser to lead the organisation, and to consolidate and develop its position as a dynamic and resilient network-based organisation.

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Take a Child to the Theatre in 2018 Take a Child to the Theatre in 2018

Theatre leaves an indelible impression on a child, awakening awareness of the world and of other people's realities. All children have a right to arts

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#SACOConf2018 Celebrates International Women’s Day #SACOConf2018 Celebrates International Women’s Day

CREATIVE WOMEN: The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) celebrated women in the creative industries this International Women’s Day at its international conference in Nelson Mandela Bay on 8 March 2018.

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