Creative industry gets P42m funding

Marieta Magashula PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Marieta Magashula PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) has reserved P42 million towards the development of capacity, quality and diversity of the creative industries under the Technical Devices Fund.

The fund is financed by a levy on all locally manufactured or imported devices that are capable of copying or reproducing creative works such as photocopiers, scanners, cameras, blank tapes, as well as smart phones.

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) collects the levy.

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