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Arts and Culture


The South African Cultural Observatory is the Department of Arts & Culture’s new national public research entity.

It will develop and support the collection and analysis of evidence, influence policy, share insight and build intellectual capacity across the arts, culture and heritage sector. The entity will do this by working across the breadth of the cultural domains including the arts, heritage, tourism, museums, libraries, archives and creative industries. For more information visit

Contact information
Mrs Michelle Du Preez
Cultural Co-Ordinator
Tel: +27 41 504 2508