About MGE

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Government commitment envisages the creation of 5 million jobs over the next 10 years by:

• Identifying areas where employment creation is possible on a large scale, as a result of substantial changes in conditions in South Africa and globally.

• Developing a policy package to facilitate employment creation in these areas, above all through:

o A comprehensive drive to enhance both social equity and competitiveness;

o Systemic changes to mobilise domestic investment around activities that could create sustainable employment;

o Strong social dialogue to focus all stakeholders on encouraging growth in employment-creating activities.

The 2011 National Consultative Summit provided a revised strategy and plan, including new large-scale interventions to–

• reinforce the Arts, Culture and Heritage (ACH) Sector as an economic growth sector, and

• introduce programmes that contribute to large-scale employment. The approach is:

• General continuity and the introduction of new initiatives that, build on and expand existing initiatives as far as possible;

• Skills development for excellence and high performance in the ACH Sector;

• Large-scale interventions aimed at optimising growth and the employment potential of the Sector;

• Expansion and coordination of supply and demand in the Sector;

• Enhancement of existing production and creation of new business opportunities to match demand;

• Monitoring and evaluation to guide investment and coordination of current and future resources for the sector.

The following is a list of the large-scale projects/work streams of Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE), as a strategic response:

• Cultural events,

• Touring Ventures,

• Legacy projects,

• Cultural precincts,

• Public Art,

• Art Bank,

• Sourcing enterprise/information centres,

• National Academy for Cultural & Creative Industries of SA (NaCISA),

• Artists in Schools,

• Cultural Observatory.


Revised Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded below: