Transformation, job creation and subsidies to creative industries: the case of South Africa’s film and television sector

Alan Collins, Jen Snowball

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    Abstract

    Many governments have tried to stimulate economic growth via policy in the
    creative industries. South Africa is no different but additionally has an overarching
    aim of achieving social and labour market ‘transformation’ to move away
    from the legacy of the apartheid era. The effectiveness of incentives provided to
    the film and television sector in South Africa are considered in terms of their
    stated objectives of job creation, skills and knowledge transfer, and the
    attraction of foreign direct investment. Informed by empirical analysis of incentive
    scheme data and supplemented by elite interviews with key informants,
    some specific policy revisions are proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-59
    JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Policy
    Volume21
    Issue number1
    Early online date6 Jan 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014

    Keywords

    • South Africa
    • transformation
    • job creation
    • subsidy
    • creative industries

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