Rosemary Mangope

Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council of South Africa, South Africa

Rosemary Mangope currently serves as the chief executive officer at the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC). She has played a leading and influential role in establishing strategic partnerships with entities such as Julie's Bicycle, London, UK, in a quest to promote environmental sustainability and mainstreaming the role of the cultural and creative sector. Amongst these partnerships is ASSITEJ, an international organization for children, youth and young directors, for which she was instrumental in winning the bid for the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress 2017, to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2015, she was an instrumental influence in the signing of a cooperation agreement between the NAC and the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. She is currently a board member of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies. Previously she served as the divisional executive for communications, marketing and public affairs at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and in various positions at the Department of Arts and Culture, the highest being that of acting deputy director general. Mangope holds postgraduate degrees in the social sciences and is fluent in seven of South Africa's eleven official languages.

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