The Theatre and Dance Alliance sets up a team to investigate the PESP Funding Debacle

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Artists occupy the National Arts Council in Newtown. Artists have occupied the office for over a month. (Thami AkaMbongo/ Facebook)
Artists occupy the National Arts Council in Newtown. Artists have occupied the office for over a month. (Thami AkaMbongo/ Facebook)

The newly formed Theatre and Dance Alliance (TADA) has established a team to investigate the PESP funding debacle which has compromised many in the creative sector including numerous TADA members. The intention of the investigation is to collect and make public evidence related to the NAC’s management of the (Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme) PESP funding, and to make recommendations for corrective action from a civil society perspective.

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture announced that his department will initiate a forensic investigation into the matter.  Based on previous ‘forensic investigations’ commissioned by the DSAC and their questionable outcomes, TADA believes that by putting into the public domain facts and perspectives rooted in experience and evidence, it will help to ensure that those who are responsible for the crisis will be held accountable.

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