Covid-19 and the African Cultural Economy: An Opportunity to Reimagine and Reinvigorate?

Avril Joffe

While drawing from a number of national examples, much of the focus in this article is placed on South Africa which has the most robust system of governance for culture and strongest support for the cultural industries. Where has the C-19 crisis left South Africa and what policy responses are in evidence, and how do these compare with other African nations? The paper reflects on the opportunities C-19 has provided to steer the course of the African cultural economy and offers a set of recommendations for public authorities to consider in supporting a just transition for an inclusive and transformed cultural economy on the African continent.

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