Why are Local Arts Ventures Failing?

Artists and arts organisations that have relied on funding have quickly gone under as soon as funding dries up. Image by Unsplash


BY THABANI H. MOYO | @thabanih | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | JULY 29, 2022

Artistes from Matabeleland are finding it hard to monetize their products and rely on donations to stay afloat.

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Bulawayo artists, Matabeleland, Social and Economic justice

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Why Cultural Symbols Matter — Lessons From The Removal Of The Nguni Shield At The Bulawayo Airport

Central government's removal of the signage with the Nguni shield at the JMN International airport is perceived as an attack on a people's culture.


BY THABANI H. MOYO | @thabanih | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 24, 2022

The Nguni shield is a priceless emblem for the people of Matabeleland having been inherited down generations from the days of the last paramount king, Lobengula.

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Bulawayo, Culture, Matabeleland

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Bulawayo Arts Festival: A Good Idea Gone Wrong?

Artists and festival team members of the Bulawayo Arts Festival are yet to get their dues, a year after the 2021 edition.


BY THABANI H. MOYO | @thabanih | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

Months in the planning, the event had hung in the balance during the COVID-19 lockdown, until the government permitted outdoor attractions—but to a limited audience and under strict regulations.

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Bulawayo, Matabeleland, Social and Economic justice

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Why Are Copyright Violators Not Punished In Zimbabwe?

Stealing books through photocopying is piracy and an infringes on the original creators' rights. Image by Unsplash


BY THABANI H. MOYO | @thabanih | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 10, 2022

Piracy is intellectual theft. Those who pirate works of art are stealing from the creators and their families.

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Matabeleland artists, Bulawayo, Education

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