While artists help mitigate effect of pandemic, copyright bill poses its own threat
Despite repeated calls for action, Cyril Ramaphosa is dithering over signing it or sending it back to MPs
The creative and cultural sectors have been decimated by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Musicians, actors, fine artists and the support services they sustain are suffering immeasurable harm due to the cancellation of concerts, theatre and film productions, as well as art auctions and exhibitions.
After the president announced the lockdown, sectors including banking, pharmaceuticals, retail, and individual companies across the private sector announced short- to midterm measures that will assist employees, independent contractors, informal sector entrepreneurs and small business to stay afloat...
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