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Mon, 11 Jun 2012
South Africa's SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition has issued the following statement expressing its concern about ‘recent events at public broadcaster SABC and the other local broadcasters which point towards a growing trend in the limitation of diverse views'.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012
The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has announced the 2012 Call for Entries for its coveted Engineering Excellence Award. This honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and / or peer post-production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may include products or processes and must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012
MetropolitanRepublic Uganda last week announced that they have won the PR and media relations contract for search engine giant Google, starting in Uganda with the potential to handle Rwanda and South Sudan operations once these are up and running.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012
Underscoring its commitment to emerging independent filmmakers, Avid has announced its continued support of Sundance Institute’s annual June Directors Lab, taking place now in Utah. For more than 20 years, Avid has equipped this distinguished programme with its flagship professional editing software.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012
Despite several barriers to entry and risks involved, cloud computing is gaining traction, as it offers numerous potential benefits to organisations of all sizes, writes Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management. However, while the benefits of cloud computing may outweigh the risks, this does not mean that the risks can simply be ignored.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012
Adam Howard of Howard Music was recently asked to jazz up a new TV spot that Metropolitan Republic conceived for Castle Milk Stout. The idea behind the ad, which was directed by Giaco Angelini, is ‘to slow down to savour the moment’
Fri, 08 Jun 2012
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: A television spin-off from the BBC Focus on Africa radio show that has been in existence ever since the BBC first went on air 80 years ago will begin broadcasting on 18 June as part of the BBC World News service.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012
South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will conduct the final round of industry consultations from 28 June to 6 July. The objective of the sessions is to have a final round of input in order for the NFVF to finalise the criteria.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the independence of Algeria on 5 July, AfricAvenir presents the Namibian première of the classic film, The Battle of Algiers. This première also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of the colonial war in Algeria. Directed in 1965 by Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers will be screened on 30 June at 70m at Studio 77, Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012
South Africa has submitted a total of 820 entries for the Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity, which takes place in Cannes, France from 17 to 23 June. Organisers have received a record 34,301 entries from 87 countries for this year’s event.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012
NewsCentral Media reports that the digital terrestrial television (DTT) set-top boxes that the government plans to subsidise for five million of South Africa’s poorer households will include a return patch to provide basic Internet access.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Pay-TV broadcaster M-Net’s flagship investigative journalism show, Carte Blanche, through its Making a Difference Trust, officially opened the BHP Billiton Paediatric Centre of Excellence on 5 June in Durban. The ceremony was hosted by Carte Blanche anchors Derek Watts, Bongani Bingwa and Chantal Rutter Dros.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
The 14th edition of Extreme Fighting Championships (EFC) Africa was held on 1 June at Carnival City in Johannesburg. The tournament was broadcast live on free-to-air channel e.tv and Nu Metro cinemas and was streamed live online.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
The activist cinema of the provocative Peter Watkins will enjoy centre stage on the Main Film programme of the 2012 National Arts Festival, happening from 28 June to 8 July in Grahamstown. British-born Watkins is known for involving audiences in a cognitive process of confronting the control of our lives by politicians, the church and the military; and the on-going erosion of human rights and intrinsic freedoms of dissent and protest.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
South Africa’s youth have voted 5FM the Coolest Radio Station in the country for the seventh year in a row in the 2012 Sunday Times Generation Next youth brand survey, which polled over 5,500 young South Africans aged 8 to 22 across several cities and townships in seven provinces.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
South Africa's Minister of Communications Dina Pule has issued a call for nominations for membership of the ICT Policy Review Panel. This call follows the ICT Policy Colloquium which was held in April 2012 as a first step in the formulation of an Integrated National ICT Policy.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
South Africa’s Department of Communications (DOC) has issued the following statement regarding the proposed Telkom-KT Corporation transaction. It reads: The Government has adopted a policy position to beef up its infrastructure for the next seven years, particularly in rural areas.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE…Broadcaster SuperSport, part of the DStv pay-TV bouquet, announced their plans for broadcasting the Olympic Games in London on eight dedicated channels from 27 July to 12 August at a big, London-themed Olympic bash in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 5 June. The event was attended by former and current Olympians.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
Channel 24 reports that South African fast food chain Nando’s latest ad, a spoof on xenophobia, has now been banned by MultiChoice’s DStv channels, M-Net and e.tv, following the SABC’s earlier banning.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the selection of Elelwani as the film that will open the curtains on the 33rd edition of South Africa’s largest and longest running film festival.