Arts and Culture

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Arts and Culture.

Incentive Scheme for Emerging Black Filmmakers

Department of Trade and Industry

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Scheme has been launched.

According to the trade and industry department, the scheme is designed to foster and grow emerging black filmmakers to take on big productions and create jobs.

Role of Traditional Leaders to be Ironed Out

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

The framework of regulations to harmonise the relationship between municipalities and traditional leaders will be proclaimed in the next few months.

Cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Pravin Gordhan gave the assurance in reply to an answer in this regard in the national assembly.

Indigenous Knowledge Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Science and Technology

The department of science and technology says the legislation to protect indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) is on its way to parliament.

A spokesperson for the department told the parliamentary committee involved that the draft IKS bill had been approved by the department.  A submission to the minister of science and technology, for approval for further consultation with other government departments, was now in process.