Actor Tony Kgoroge Elected President of Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa

Artists, cultural and creative industries practitioners converged on the province of Freestate last week to attend the elective conference of the newly formed Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa. After a tumultuous two day conference, which was categorized by accusations of incompetence, non-consultation and elation for the government's initiative to save the industry, — the leadership was elected.
The federation’s inaugural conference saw arts activist, critically acclaimed actor and producer Tony Kgoroge emerge as the president after a vigorous ballot vote. 
 “We have much work ahead of us and the creation of CCIFSA is a pronounced step in the right direction. The organising of the sectors is our priority as a new board. Without healthy and functioning sectors, we have no CCIFSA.
Our immediate plan is to come up with programmes and influence policies that will continue to protect and develop the creative industries and assist the sectors to grow economically and otherwise,” says Kgoroge.
His office is deputised by prolific and legendary South African musician Gezani Kobane, famously known by his stage name Penny Penny.

Phemelo Sediti serves as general secretary, deputised by Zwelibanzi Ndakane. Dodo Moses Monamodi is the Treasurer General.

Another notable face on the new board is actress and poet Andrea Dondolo who was elected as the national coordinator for the organisation.  

Mandela - long Walk To Freedom star and his board will serve a term of four years as leaders of CCIFSA. 


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