17 August 2022

It seems that the government and political, social and labour organizations in South Africa do not believe that the generation and distribution of knowledge and cultural works is vital for human, social, political and economic development. How else does one explain the deafening silence and hoarse voices on the reopening of libraries which are research and resource centers, and theaters and arts and cultural centers?

The fact that there is no visible and active mobilization and campaign for urgent reopening of libraries and arts and culture centers reflect an undermining of the role of knowledge and culture in human, social, political and economic development. No wonder that cultural workers are among the most exploited workers in South Africa

Mphutlane wa Bofelo


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