Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet has urged the community to welcome visitors and tourists who attend major events such as the South Africa Traditional Music Awards (SATMA).
The SATMA's are being staged in the
Kiviet says they must make sure that the hospitality industry works like 'well oiled marketing machinery', to put the
Meanwhile, National Heritage Council chief executive officer, Sonwabile Mancotywa, has called on the government to establish legislation that will protect the songs of local traditional artists.
Mancotywa was speaking at the launch. He says traditional artists' rights are violated and exploited daily by foreign music companies, because they are not protected.
He notes that other artists go to court and fight for the rights to their songs.