Question NW2842 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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26 October 2023 - NW2842

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). What are the reasons that the (a) Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) refuses to set up offices in KwaZulu-Natal which can essentially create employment for persons who know music and are qualified to help run an office and (b) office in Johannesburg runs everything for KwaZulu-Natal which only benefits a few persons. (2) Whether he has been informed that most SAMRO selected employees in the Johannesburg office have their own big companies outside the music industry and essentially do not qualify for the positions; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the reasons that they are asking for high salaries?NW3258E


1. The South Africa Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is an independent legal entity, which neither the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Department have a legal mandate over the running of its internal affairs and business.

2. Therefore, we do not have any comments concerning both the questions.


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