MR SIBUSISO XABA DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

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ENGAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE (DAC) AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROADIES ASSOCIATION (SARA) ON FUNDING CHALLENGES. MR SIBUSISO XABA DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE. 1. BACKGROUND:
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ENGAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE (DAC) AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROADIES ASSOCIATION (SARA) ON FUNDING CHALLENGESMR SIBUSISO XABADIRECTOR GENERALOF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE 1
  • BACKGROUND:
  • DAC has had a long relationship with the South African Roadies Association (SARA) from as early as 1997 when the Department was under the Department of Arts, Culture Science and Technology (DACST).
  • In the period 1997-2012 the Department has invested R4,898,728.00 in supporting SARA ‘s activities.
  • SARA is an association of technicians which provides Technical Production for the Live Events industries ,mainly music concerts and theatre shows which is a part of a bigger industry-known as the Events and Technical Services sector.
  • The Departments interventions in the Events and Technical Services sector demonstrate a great potential for job creation, and SARA as one of the key role players with potential.
  • WHY DOES DAC SUPPORT THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROADIES ASSOCIATION (SARA)
  • The Department recognises SARA as one of the key stakeholders in the Events and Technical Services that needs support to grow Youth oriented skills in the industry.
  • SARA is positioned as an organisation which has tasked itself in Empowering the Youth and especially young women.
  • SARA has a potential as a key role player in the skills and training terrain of the Events and Techincal Services industry, and thus requires strategic support from government and other agencies.
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  • SPECIFIC SUPPORT TO SOUTH AFRICAN ROADIES ASSOCIATION (SARA):
  • The funds allocated to SARA have in the main focused to provide support on the following:
  • Training & International Exchange
  • Holland
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Participation of SARA at International EXPOS
  • PLASA SHOW
  • PROLIGHT SOUND MESSE
  • ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
  • Administration and Operational requirements
  • AN OUTLINE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE DAC TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROADIES ASSOCIATION (SARA) IN THE PERIOD 1997-20124AN OUTLINE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT CONT.5AN OUTLINE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT CONT.67
  • ACHIVEMENTS & OUTPUTS MADE THROUGH THE RELATIONSHIP:
  • All signed funding agreements between SARA and the Department in the financial year 2011-2012 have been paid in full.
  • SARA has been able to sustain its operations which enables them to participate competitively in the sector. However there is room for improvement.
  • SARA has been able to market itself and participate at key international platforms.
  • SARA has become visible and attractive to interest of similar companies and organisations internationally.
  • SARA has been able to develop potential partners which are interested in supporting skills development ,business, partnerships, international training and exchange programmes
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  • FEED BACK ON PUBLIC PROTECTOR INTERVENTIONS:
  • Settlement Agreement made at the Public Protector seating of the 17/02/2012
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  • What has been achieved since the Public Protector seating of the 17/02/2012:
  • Items 1 and 2 of the settlement agreement were achieved
  • The Department has made considerations on two of SARA’s current proposal requests:
  • Proposal 1: Towards Administration and International Relation. The total funding requested is R2,717,457.98.
  • Proposal 2: Towards funding to support SARA to send 4 of its youth to travel to Norway to participate in on the job training at the HOIVE Festival 2012 from 22nd June 2012 to 2nd July 2012.The total amount requested is R84, 000.00.
  • An amount of R1, 000,000.00 has been set aside towards the proposals submitted by SARA.
  • THANK YOU
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