Noxy Mavundla, manager of the Zulu Coast Film Office, is attending the Cannes Film
Festival to promote the Northern parts of the South Africa’s KZN (KwaZulu-Natal)
Province as a prime film location with a well-established infrastructure.
Says Mavundla: “The Zulu Coast offers creative visual practitioners scenic diversity
and a multi-cultural heritage not easily found elsewhere. We provide a one-stop prime
environment for filmmaking and can offer health care, transportation, accommodation,
an airport, a harbour, wildlife and a unique culture.’
The major British mini-series, To The Ends Of The Earth, starring Sam Neill and
Benedict Cumberbatch, was shot in Richard’s Bay, in Northern KZN.
Committed to creating a film friendly environment in the entire region, the Zulu Coast
Film office is supported by uThungulu District Municipality and UMkhanyakude District
Municipality, under the supervision of Umhlosinga Development Agency.
“Our main objective and mandate is to facilitate filming opportunities within Northern
KZN in order to boost the economy of the entire region. The Film Office exists to
monitor service delivery to productions and to ensure that the infrastructure within
the region enables successful filming,’ explains Mavundla.
Established in 2005, the Film Office serves as a facilitator to the film industry with
regards to location scouting, permits, cast and services. A prime objective of the
ZCFO is to create an enabling platform for the economic development of a sustainable