South Africa: This Week in Civil Society - the Role of the Arts, the Information Regulator and Vaccine Manufacturing in SA and the World


Art and the people who make it are honoured on World Art Day, South Africa's civil society talks privacy and data, while African researchers, diplomats and scientists discuss the future of vaccine manufacturing and roll-outs across the continent.

This week marks the third annual World Art Day on 15 April. The day was declared by UNESCO to promote "the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art". The International Association of Art is encouraging artists in 2021 to submit works on the theme "You're not Alone" to be part of its virtual exhibition.

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There will be a two-day virtual conference this week on scaling up African's vaccine-manufacturing capabilities. President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in conversation with Democratic Republic of Congo President Félix Tshisekedi and Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the African Union Commission. The conference will be the blueprint for how African Union members approach this project in future. Attend the conference here on Monday, 12 April and Tuesday, 13 April.

epa09101259 A demonstrator with a message reading 'Art will triumph' written on the chest has her wrists taped to a pillar outside the Odeon Theatre during a protest against Covid-19 shutdowns of cultural...

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