Intergovernmental coordination: The Presidential Creative Industries Task Team of Deputy Ministers

The Presidency
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Task Team is mandated to effectively intervene against piracy and intellectual property and copyright infringement, increase local content, enable the media to foster values and drive social cohesion and nation building, and extend social welfare and social insurance coverage and income smoothing to artists and skills development. The team has embarked on various interventions and consultations to unlock and optimise the performance industry throughout the value chain, including meeting with industry representatives. Each department that contributes on the task team is assigned key deliverables, to deal with specific areas affecting the creative industries.

The work of the Task Team supports government’s Mzansi Golden Economy, which facilities employment creation, enhances both social equity and competitiveness and mobilises domestic investment around activities that could create sustainable employment. Working with many industry players and across government departments, the Task Team initiated a number of interventions to unlock and optimize the performance industry throughout the value chain some of which include the introduction of the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Bill to Parliament; improvement of frequency of anti-piracy raids etc.

The same key deliverables are also assigned to state agencies, which are responsible for specific sectors, such as the National Arts Council and the Industrial Development Corporations Media and Motion Picture Division.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Coordination across a number of departments, namely Presidency, Arts and Culture, Communications, Social Development, National Treasury, Police, Higher Education and Training, and Trade and Industry as well as Labour in matters affecting artists, creative workers and the creative industries more generally.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Cultural and Creative Industries Federation
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)