Chapter 3 of the Swaziland National Arts and Culture Policy

Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture
Swaziland National Trust Commission
Key objectives of the measure:

The Key Objectives of this chapter are:

1. Promoting unity in Diversity

Due to globalisation, there are diverse cultures in Swaziland. The Policy interventions shall therefore focus on the promotion of harmonious co-existence among the different communities and encourage intra and inter-cultural exchange.

2. Respecting one 's and other's culture

Respect for culture is crucial for mutual interdependence, which is a prerequisite for social harmony and cohesion. The Policy interventions shall focus on advocacy for respect of the individuals’ culture and other cultures.

3. Ensuring social inclusion

There are some children, youth, women, the disabled, the elderly, and people living with HIV/AIDS who are marginalised by some socio-cultural practices. These include the shunning of widows in public and community events. The Policy interventions shall therefore focus on affirmative action to ensure that these categories of people participate in and benefit from cultural life.

4. Promoting cultural change

Culture is dynamic and cultural change is inevitable. Whilst certain elements of culture are to be preserved, it is important to catalyse change to address social and gender inequalities. The Policy interventions shall therefore encourage adapting and adopting to new ideas and approaches within the laws of Swaziland.


Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
legislative, regulatory
Main feature of the measure:

To promote and preserve matters relating to arts and culture instilling pride and enriching the livelihood of the Swazi people.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Expected results of the measure is to have a well regulated arts industry ensuring the benefit of the whole community of artists

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Budget allocation for this measure is under the Swaziland National Council Arts Policy budget.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)