● According to National Treasury, the amount allocated to the Department of Arts and Culture
increased from R4.1 billion in 2016/17, to R4.4 billion in 2017/18.
● A 2016 report by the South African Cultural Observatory, titled Cultural Employment in South Africa,
found that Gauteng and Western Cape had the highest proportion of cultural occupations in South
Africa – 21% and 19% respectively.