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As an NPC, Ifa Lethu dedicates significant resources to advocacy, more specifically in relation to the area of Art and Human Rights. Such work, through the many educational and public programmes, is expected to inform and shape public opinion. It is also expected to influence policies and practices of powerful stakeholders and decision makers who could support development of the creative sector. Our Advocacy programme has taken on an increasingly important role as various Government Departments and organisations invite us to participate in their activities in representing South Africa on the world stage. It raises the profile of both Ifa Lethu and our country, formulates strong partnerships and allows us to share our 34 Ifa lethu annual report 2012/13 experiences and pass on best practices to other countries and their creative programmes. Because we have focused on the commercialisation of the results of our programmes, our belief that business training of creative entrepreneurs is the key to economic and personal growth, and taking unemployed youth of the streets, many organisations have invited us to share this knowledge. In addition, the organising of venues, funding and partnerships for exhibitions and events takes considerable time and effort to ensure success. In the period under review the CEO has travelled to: • India • USA • UK • Australia • France • Chile • Kenya Global Advocacy Addressing delegates in Minneapolis Exploring partnerships with the British Museum Dr Ramdhani with Alderman Sir Michael Bear, former Lord Mayor of London and supporter of Ifa Lethu’s Global Programmes. Dr Ramdhani with the Mayor of Nantes and other guests


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