​Cultural Services

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Contact: 
 H.S. Bosman
 015 290 2203

Cultural services consist of the following sub-units:
1.Libraries
2.Museums and heritage services
3.Cultural desk

The developmental objectives for each sub-unit are:

1.Libraries 
◦To provide infrastructure for library services in all clusters. The aim is initially to provide at least 2 libraries per cluster
◦To provide deployment of library satellite network
◦Obtain funding for new collection development (new book purchases for all libraries to keep up to date with the latest information)
◦Provide internet connectivity for all library users
◦To enter into a Service Level Agreement with the Provincial Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in respect of the rendering of library services by Polokwane Municipality

2.Museums 
◦Upgrade all existing museum exhibitions to acceptable modernized standards, representative of all communities
◦Upgrade collection and its management systems
◦Undertake heritage studies to eventually include the whole municipal area and to develop Cultural Resources Management Plans (CRMP) for areas identified as heritage sites
◦Upgrade infrastructure and amenities at museums and other heritage sites
◦Undertake museum related research to enhance available information

3.Cultural Desk 
◦Development of necessary infrastructure for cultural development such as, arts centres, theatres, recording studios, etc
◦Capacitating potential service providers to create an enabling environment for thriving cultural industries
◦Defining a more prominent role in the Mapungubwe Arts Festival by Polokwane Municipality
◦Planning and development of a cultural precinct
◦Define the role in respect of cultural programmes as well as the development of a plan for implementation and co-ordination of various cultural programmes

4.Projects 
◦Cultural Festivals
◦Cultural Infrastructure
◦Joint Project with the Provincial Cultural Competitions
◦Polokwane Ceremonial
◦Performance Groups
◦Skills Development
◦Workshops
◦Skills Development
◦Cultural Exchange Programme
◦Library Infrastructure Development
◦Collection Development
◦Library Books
◦Provision of Internet Facilities
◦Upgrading/Provision of Exhibitions
◦Museums/Heritage Sites
◦Cultural Resource Management Plans
◦Heritage Sites​