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Does the Jostling Begin Now?

The announcement that The National Arts Council of Botswana Act, 2020 is, is good news. Or maybe not?

Before ululating, or grieving, perhaps we should be clear on a few matters. Before the Act was passed, there was a bill.

There was an opportunity for voices to be heard. Comments were solicited. You, Artist, “Creative” (in the new lingo), or whatever name you answer to, did you receive a copy of the bill with “CONFIDENTIAL” stamped across it?

Did you read it, close read it, that is, and then make comments, or did you decide all this was not worth your while?

Maybe you were busy--tr...

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