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Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators - but they're vulnerableArticle

Rhodes University research findings show that there is an agile group of mostly small, highly innovative, firms that combine cultural and digital skills to meet market demand...

Jen Snowball 22 May 2020

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy
Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economyArticle

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

Prof. Jen Snowball.
SACO report highlights growth of trade in cultural goods and servicesArticle

SA's cultural goods exports are growing faster than imports, according to a new report that examined the growth and structure of the country's cultural and creative industries trade between 2007 and 2016...

27 Feb 2018

2018 Cape Town Carnival catalyst for creative economy growth, community building projects
2018 Cape Town Carnival catalyst for creative economy growth, community building projectsArticle

The SACO, a creative economy Think Tank and the research arm of the department of arts and culture, said the economic impact of the 2017 Cape Town Carnival on the economy of Cape Town was R41,14m...

24 Jan 2018

Final call for SA creative economy conference submissions
Final call for SA creative economy conference submissionsArticle

The South African Cultural Observatory has made a last call for abstract and panel discussion submissions for its third International Conference, to be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this March...

22 Jan 2018

Seven creative economy trends from Saco Conference
Seven creative economy trends from Saco ConferenceArticle

The Saco Conference on ‘Creative Economy and Development' has revealed seven emerging creative economy trends...

2 Jun 2017

New online calculator tracks economic impact of events, festivals
New online calculator tracks economic impact of events, festivalsArticle

Festival and event organisers will be able to track the economic impact of their events...

17 May 2017

#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Tazleen January from SACO
#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Tazleen January from SACOArticle

Tazleen January was recently appointed as knowledge manager at the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO). In her new role she will manage all information, and make sure the industry has access to cutting-edge research...

Beverley Klein 28 Jul 2016

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