South African Cultural Observatory
ACT announces 20-year Awards celebration event ACT announces 20-year Awards celebration event

ACT is pleased to announce that the 20th edition of the ACT Awards will take place on Friday 17 November 2017 at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.

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World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

THIS UNESCO report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the close relationship between World Heritage and tourism, and how climate change is likely to exacerbate problems caused by unplanned tourism development and uncontrolled or poorly managed visitor access, as well as other threats and stresses.

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Heritage, connection and collaboration Heritage, connection and collaboration

GREETINGS from Toulouse. I am in France building stronger international relations with French institutions. It was also Heritage Month in September and we have been considering the importance of heritage in the arts, culture and heritage matrix. At the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) heritage is a critical consideration for us and in general for the country, and specifically for the Department of Arts & Culture.

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Creative Economy research needed to preserve SA’s living heritage, cultural identities Creative Economy research needed to preserve SA’s living heritage, cultural identities

SOUTH African Cultural Observatory (SACO) Research Manager Unathi Lutshaba highlights the role of creative economy research in the preservation of cultural identities and South Africa’s living heritage.

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New books donated to SACO library New books donated to SACO library

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) has catalogued and added a number of new books to the SACO physical library based at its headquarters in Port Elizabeth. The following important publishers' book donations were included in the physical library collection: Es’kia Mphahlele's Africa my music

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SACO releases Event Impact Calculator training video SACO releases Event Impact Calculator training video

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO), a project of the Department of Arts & Culture hosted by Nelson Mandela University, today announced the official release of its new training video on the South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC).

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SA Cultural Observatory roadshow to visit Vereeniging SA Cultural Observatory roadshow to visit Vereeniging

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) will deliver its second last domain workshop in Vereeniging on October 12.

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SA Cultural Observatory roadshow Mafeking stopover coming up SA Cultural Observatory roadshow Mafeking stopover coming up

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is headed to Mafeking in early October as the sixth stop of its countrywide tour.

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Open Call: First Aid to Document Heritage Under Threat - Prince Claus Fund Open Call: First Aid to Document Heritage Under Threat - Prince Claus Fund

THE Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation announce a new call for proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.

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SARA announces dates for Live Event Technical & Production Conference SARA announces dates for Live Event Technical & Production Conference

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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Special Award recipients at 20th BASA Awards Special Award recipients at 20th BASA Awards

HUMAN rights activist Justice Albie Sachs, the Swiss cultural centre Pro Helvetia, and law firm Webber Wentzel have been honoured with BASA Special Awards.

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SA Festivals Economic Impact Calculator Video Tutorial Now Available SA Festivals Economic Impact Calculator Video Tutorial Now Available

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) today announced the release of a new training video on it's latest free online tool, the South African Festival Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC).

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