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There is a need to nurture local creative industries in an increasingly globalised world, according to Erika Elk, executive director of the Cape Craft & Design Institute.

She told participants at a December seminar on the creative economy that space for artists to play and experiment had shrunk and this should be addressed. Her comments were part of a debate hosted by Trans Cape organisers Cape Africa Platform on December 12.
Delicia Forbes, of the provincial government’s Western Cape Economic Development department, said the government was conducting extensive research to map out the creative economy and offer “significant” support over the coming years.

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