After 10 years at the helm of Business and Arts SA (Basa), its CEO, Michelle Constant has resigned and will be vacating her office in February. Basa is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1997 with Nicola Danby as CEO and Mary Slack (granddaughter of Harry Oppenheimer) as chairwoman. Slack was in the position for 14 years and was awarded the Basa Champions Award in 2012. “I have had an extraordinary 10 years at Basa and have truly grown to love the organisation,” says Constant. “During my decade at Basa, I have witnessed the difference it makes in the arts sector — not just in SA but on the continent, something that was gratifyingly apparent at my recent presentations in Namibia and in Ethiopia at the AU. “I believe that, together with the department of arts and culture, the board, a diverse team and various sectors including business and tourism, we have built up a healthy and vibrant organisation. I look forward to welcoming my successor to what is a truly meaningful and deeply re...

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