Cultural economy accounts for 6,72% of jobs in SA (More employment than mining sector)
Visual Arts & Crafts 52%
Books, Information, Press, Design & Creative Services 19%
Cultural Goods exports grew faster than imports in recent years, reducing trade deficit.
The Creative Industries are strategically poised to grow in the coming years as we see the advent of the 4th industrial revolution (artificial intelligence and automation). Research suggests that the creative sector and the IT sector will be some of the only sectors not impacted by this change to the labour market. The World Economic Forum highlights that creativity will be one of the top three most important workplace skills by 2020.