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    • The Creative Economy in Africa and the Diaspora

      Author: Michael Brookes, Philani Moyo, Chris Tapscott and Amy Shelver

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 03-16 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      The ‘Creative Economy’ – or economic activity at the intersection of creativity, commerce and copyright – is edging ever closer to recognised stature in the realm of traditional economics [(Newbigin, 2014); & (Nesta, 2018)]. It is connected with the sub-field of ‘Cultural Economics’, which has... Read More

    • Industrial clusters and the creative economy: The case for CCI clusters in South Africa

      Author: Richard Haines, Andre Gouws and Unathi Lutshaba

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 17-49 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      This paper explores the question of the institutional promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in South Africa, arguing for formal, systematic CCI clusters. Firstly, it examines the revived international emphasis on industrial clusters in economic and industrial development strategies.... Read More

    • Own your city: On creative economies in South Africa’s cities

      Author: Dr. Alude Mahali

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 50-67 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      This paper considers how the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) have a hand in dismantling Apartheid’s spatial violences and the potential to foster a renewed sense of belonging and good citizenship in public spaces. Three South African case studies are presented: the Maboneng Township Arts ... Read More

    • "Breaking through the morass": Narratives of resistance and persuasion by individuals in creative economy careers

      Author: Willie Tafadzwa Chinyamurindi

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 68-83 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      Work has become a central part of the lives of individuals. Based on this, individuals are deviating away from traditional career paths to follow those that appeal to their artistic and creative talents. The creative economy is noted to be a net contributor towards development, with more individu... Read More

    • Employment in the Cultural and Creative Industries in South Africa

      Author: Serge Hadisi and Jen Snowball

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 84-109 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are increasingly attracting attention worldwide as important contributors to economic growth, innovation and job creation. The latter is particularly important in South Africa, which has very high unemployment rates. Studies in other countries have show... Read More

    • Mapping the spatial distribution of public funding for arts, culture and heritage in South Africa: Mzansi’s Golden Economy and the Cultural and Creative Industries

      Author: JC Van Der Linde, Jen Snowball and Tazleen Jooste

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 110-132 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      Although cultural mapping studies are growing in popularity, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to analyse spatial data from multiple sources is relatively rare in cultural research. GIS maps have great potential as policy analysis tools because they can show relationships between va... Read More

    • Beyond creative industries: Prospects for the creative sector in South Africa

      Author: Munyaradzi Chatikobo

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 133-154 (Volume 12 Issue 2, December 2020)

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      Culture and socio-economic development are inseparable but most local, provincial and national arts and culture programmes in South Africa can be argued to be almost detached from the socio-economic programmes. The separation relegates creative industries sector to the periphery of local, provinc... Read More

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