NOTHEMBA MADUMO CHATS TO ANDRE LE ROUX

Andre Le Roux is the former managing director of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Foundation and served on the Music In Africa Foundation Board from 2013 until 2019.

Le Roux also serves as a board member of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and on the board of Business and Arts South Africa. Previously he was the chairperson of Arterial Network South Africa, Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition and the South African Coalition for Cultural Diversity. He also served on the board of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity.

Le Roux has worked as an arts administrator for more than 20 years at local, national and international level. His experience ranges from grassroots level on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape, to provincial level for the Eastern Cape government as well as national and international level for the South African Department of Arts and Culture and the National Arts Council.

He has a passion for the arts, influencing cultural policy and growing strong cultural institutions.