South Africa: Libraries and cinemas will be built in rural areas

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Libraries and cinemas will be built in rural areas across South Africa as part of the ministry of arts and culture's efforts to bring art to the people, Parliament heard on Friday. "As part of our efforts to bring the arts to all our people, we shall continue to ensure that community libraries are built in all our communities," Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana said during the ministry's budget vote.

Xingwana said the ministry was working with the National Film and Video Foundation to bring cinemas to rural areas. "Together with the foundation we are looking at the best ways of setting up co-operatives in rural areas that focus on bringing cinemas to our people and developing skills in areas related to film production."

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