The National Arts Council of South Africa seeks Advisory Panel members in the art forms of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music, multi-discipline and visual arts and invites all competent, suitably qualified and interest persons to apply.
There has been a surprisingly positive feeling in terms of sales at the Cannes Film Festival according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The South African films, Jann Turners Paradise Stop (8 prints) and Elan Gamakers Visa / Vie (1 print), are both on the local circuit this week. Paradise Stop has been on release for six weeks and has made R1.9m.
Although the new Consumer Protection Act (CPA) will strengthen the rights of consumers considerably, it could initially impact negatively on the marketing research industry. The new legislation came into effect at the beginning of April.
The new South African film starring popular actors Seiphemo Rapulana and Kenneth Nkosi, Paradise Stop, continues to do well at the local box office after four weeks. It has made R1.664,353 to date.
Business Day reports that the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), known to the South African film industry through its Media & Motion Pictures Division, has been identified by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel as one of the main vehicles to create five million jobs by 2020.
IMAX is set to build 75 giant screens in Chinese movie theatres over the next three years. The company announced a deal valued at nearly $100m with Chinas largest theatre chain Wanda Cinemas.
Again proving the popularity of Afrikaans language films at the South African box office, the new release Getroud met Rugby (Married to Rugby) (32 prints) has made just under R1m in two weeks of release.
South Africas Ministry of Communications has welcomed the appointment of Nombulelo Pinky Moholi as the new CEO of Telkom SA Limited.
The new South African film, Night Drive, about a group of tourists trapped in a game park where terrifying events unfold, went on local release with 10 prints on 4 March and had made R75,126 as at 10 March.
The South African film, Paradise Stop, continues its successful run at the local box office and had made R2,016,869 as at 15 May. Five prints of the film are still on circuit.
According to a new global survey from Informa Telecoms & Media, the global telecoms industry is betting on Connected Verticals to give them a top-line revenue boost.
Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), which helps businesses identify appropriate sponsorship opportunities in the arts and provides much-needed research into the arts, has experienced a surge of new members this year, adding to the organisations existing membership of 150 companies.
Reuters reports that Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic will resort to drastic measures over the next two years to reduce costs it will cut 40,000 jobs and reorganise its production facilities. Panasonic currently employs about 380,000 people.
Disagreeing with a Minister in South Africa can not only get you suspended, it can also apparently result in a police eviction. Business Live reports that on 12 April Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of the Services Sector Education Training Authority (SETA), was suspended and then evicted from his office when newly appointed chairperson of the Services SETA, Sihle Moon, arrived with a police escort.
In just two weeks of release, Paradise Stop (40 prints), the new South African film from the team that made the hit comedy White Wedding, has made R1.2m at the local box office, which bodes well for a successful run. It was in 10th spot in the Combined Top 10 for the weekend of 1 to 3 April.
Alarmed about the ever increasing oil price? Anxious about the 25% electricity tariff increase scheduled for later this year? Well, things could get worse as Business Day reports that there could be a further hike in electricity rates.
As a creative way of motivating its management team, Unilever SA contracted Integrity Promotions to create an 18 ton tailor-made theatre room and integrated audio visual components to provide a truly sensory experience during a recent two-day conference.
South Africas Right2Know Campaign has issued a statement on Press Council Reform calling on the body that is tasked with regulating ethical journalism in the commercial press to promote excellence in journalism and defend the profession from government and corporate influence.
Workshops on ethnography and semiotics will be presented by leading international marketing research association ESOMAR in conjunction with the Southern African Marketing Research Association (SAMRA) just prior to the annual SAMRA conference in June.