On Tuesday, the acting Minister of Trade and Industry, Sadique Kebonang gave cheques, from P10 000 and P1 mln, to 13 projects aimed to develop creative industries of the country. These grants are designed “to contribute immensely to job creation, poverty alleviation, economic diversification and towards other development goals”. The Levy on Technical Devices Fund grants were disbursed by Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA).
The Levy on Technical Devices Fund, established by government in 2008, supports individuals, companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Below is the list of the winners:
• Modirwa Kekwaletswe, P 630.000 grant to produce a book and documentary on the life of Ratsie Setlhako and his music.
• Diphalana Publishers, P 941.500 grant to produce a comprehensive book about Setswana cultural practices and language.
• Reetsanang Association of Community Drama Groups, Children Association of Performing Arts Botswana and Boitshepho Angela Nyati, P 2 989 000 grant on the theatre.
• Reetsanang, P997 000 grant to enhance copyright and intellectual property awareness through training of 40 affiliated community drama groups.
• Children Association of Performing Arts, P 999.000 to educate and develop children’s theatre techniques, improve their theatre etiquette and harness their craft.
• Nyati, P 992.000 to raise community awareness about the role of women in creative arts.
• Tse Tilodi Traditional Dance Group, P 985.000 to empower youth cultural groups in 10 villages in Chobe District on traditional song and dance.
• David Slater, P 584.000 to create a music library storing local history.
• Makgabaneng, P 947.000 for production of Mareledi
• Cowhorn Productions, P 998.000 to produce a television talent show.
• Black Oak Consulting, P 875.000 to produce a computer application aimed at improving learning in pre-primary school for children through incorporation of fun games and using native languages.
• Ngamiland Council of Non-Governmental Organisations, Talita Seleso Moutloase and The Okavango News, P 2.328.000 for Craft and Capacity Building.

  • Black Oak Consulting, P 875.000 to produce a computer application aimed at improving learning in pre-primary school for children through incorporation of fun games and using native languages.
  • Ngamiland Council of Non-Governmental Organisations, Talita Seleso Moutloase and The Okavango News, P 2.328.000 for Craft and Capacity Building.

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