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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