Final week the Nationwide Arts Council tasked with administering a R300-million stimulus bundle to these within the arts sector advised the sector that candidates would not be receiving the cash stipulated of their contracts. This was as a result of there wasn’t sufficient cash for all 1,374 candidates.
The CEO of the Nationwide Arts Council (NAC), Rosemary Mangope and the organisation’s Chief Monetary officer, Clifton Changfoot have been positioned on suspension following a fall out over the administration of a R300-million Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme.
The stimulus bundle, introduced in 2020, was geared toward giving members of the artwork sector — which was exhausting hit by the lockdown — a possibility to generate an revenue.
The NAC, which is an company of the Division of Sports activities, Arts and Tradition, was chosen to manage the R300-million stimulus bundle. In a press release launched on the time, Vusumuzi Mkhize — the division’s director-general, stated that the organisation had “up to now confirmed to be succesful to manage tasks reminiscent of these”.
However the council has taken a call to droop its CEO and CFO over their dealing with of the funds.
In accordance with a press release launched by the council, the 2 have been suspended “pending an investigation in relation…