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Cultural Economies in TownshipsPhoto: Tim Moolman

South Africa
Cav’ Townships

With this project, the Goethe-Institut South Africa is creating the conditions to get young people into employment, especially in places where there is a lack of job prospects. The "Drone Divas" training program, for example, was aimed at women from Mabopane and the surrounding area. Drones have become an integral part of art, photography and film production. Among other things, the participants trained in the operation and programming of drones and received an introduction to entrepreneurship. Ten of them also had the opportunity to start a new phase in their lives with a three-month internship.

The project “Cultural and Creative Industries” is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. It improves employment and income opportunities for creative professionals in six partner countries; Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa and operates mainly in the music, fashion, design and animation sectors. In addition to promoting the development of entrepreneurial, digital, creative and technical skills through training programmes, the project aims to strengthen the framework conditions and the ecosystem of the cultural and creative industries.