CoRpoRAte oVeRView • launched november 2005 • non-profi t organisation • funded by sponsorships, donations, national lotteries distribution trust fund (see website for full list) • Permanent staff – four • full bee status • local and global advisory boards • operational areas: south africa and international • King iii compliant ViSion to be a facilitator of the creative arts as a healing medium and to raise the awareness of the centrality of culture and heritage as an intrinsic part of what it means to be a rounded society. miSSion the ifa lethu foundation promotes partnerships and initiatives that focus on repatriation and preservation of our heritage. it promotes skills and entrepreneurship in the creative sector and communities and applies the creative arts to the fashion industry. oVeRView ifa lethu, a non-profi t foundation based in tshwane, south africa is devoted to the development and economic growth of the creative sectors in the country. ifa lethu today manages the largest heritage repatriation effort in south africa with collections having been repatriated from countries such as the united states of america, canada, france, australia, spain, holland, the united kingdom and Germany. further collections have been identifi ed across the globe and every endeavour is made by ifa lethu to facilitate their repatriation to their home country. recent activities marked a rapid growth and an extension of our mandate, which has resulted in the foundation focusing on the provision of skills for creative practitioners so they may become successful entrepreneurs. this extension has allowed the foundation to align its work with the national priorities, such as mzansi’s golden economy, millennium goals and the national development Plan. creative entrepreneurship training initiatives are ongoing in the visual arts, fashion, fossilised heritage, sculpture, design and small business skills. in addition, ifa lethu is committed to its education of the public and specifi c local and international communities through their extensive programme of exhibitions, workshops and conferences. ifa lethu is headed by ceo dr narissa ramdhani and chaired by dr anna mokgokong.
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