South Africa

South Africa should turn to ‘creative clusters’ to boost the arts

The Department of Arts & Culture is currently reviewing its arts, culture and heritage policy

Fiona Drummond on Rural South Africa

Fiona Drummond is an economic geographer completing a PhD with the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology.

Graffiti is an eye-catching way to create lively spaces in cities

The US, UK and Australia have adopted aggressive – and expensive – strategies to try and eradicate graffiti

How South Africa can grow its gaming industry

South African gaming companies currently create 310 direct jobs

Suburban creativity: The geography of creative industries in Johannesburg

The economic significance and policy relevance of creative industries is rising at the global level.

Arts and culture were given money in South Africa’s budget. Why it matters

The greater cultural economy employs 6.94% of the national workforce. It generates one million jobs.

Why ‘fair use’ is so important for South African copyright law

Entrenching fair use in South African copyright law is a way to ensure the country steps firmly into the present and, ultimately, is able to move into the future

The contribution of copyright-based industries to the South African economy

It was estimated that the sector contributed 4.1% to GDP – more than the contributions of other sectors such as agriculture and food, beverages and tobacco.