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MTN Bushfire is thrilled about the amazing uptake of early bird tickets for MTN Bushfire 2018 that went on sale on Tuesday, 5th September. The full festival main arena tickets SOLD OUT in less than 2 hours after release! This record-breaking response from MTN Bushfire fans reflects the major increase in interest in the festival from across Africa and the globe.

Full price tickets are now on sale online only. Please note that there are currently no physical tickets on sale and fans can only purchase tickets digitally.  Bushfire encourages everyone to book tickets early to avoid disappointment as tickets for MTN Bushfire have sold out for the past three years.

 

MTN Bushfire 2018 tickets prices:

 

TICKET OPTIONS PRICES
Full Fest Main Arena 780
Full Fest Golden Lounge 1550
Full day/Full Fest Children 230

 

Make sure to book your tickets now for one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see” as listed by CNN and named “Top African Festival” by BBC.

 

Pre-sale tickets are available via the MTN Bushfire website www.bush-fire.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/MTNBushfire.

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The Los Angeles based DISCOP organisation is excited to announce a new programme, dubbed DISCORE, that will bring the world of music production closer to the African editions of the DISCOP Film, Television, Digital Content Markets.

 

With the inaugural event to kick off at Côte d’Ivoire during the next Abidjan edition of DISCOP (29|31 May 2018), DISCORE will be co-organised with Nairobi-based PHAT! Music & Entertainment – a celebrated authority on African music since 1999, under its social enterprise arm, ONGEA! Africa.

 

DISCORE will be launched at DISCOP Johannesburg, taking place from 25th – 27th October 2017, at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

Designed as a knowledge-transfer and matchmaking programme, DISCORE will specifically target African-based creative, production, and technical experts from within the expanding Pan-African music industry.

 

These African music producers and experts will be offered the unique opportunity to learn from the pros, as well as to build relationships with international music supervisors and film, television & digital content producers seeking original songs and scores that can accompany entertainment content destined for global audiences.

 

Given the ever-increasing range and diversity of audiences, the selection of music for content is playing an increasingly decisive and important role in establishing atmosphere, tone, and even the appeal of original content.

 

“The conflation of the music, film, television & digital content industries continues at a rapid pace as storytelling recipes change to adapt to the commercial imperatives of an increasing global market for diversified content”, explains Patrick Zuchowicki, General Manager of DISCOP.

 

Founding Director of ONGEA! Africa – Mike Strano, concurs: “It is clear that within this global context, the time is right for African music creators and producers to stake their claim, as the demand for more original scores, and particularly for African sounds, is rising fast.”

 

This increased appetite for African sounds is demonstrated by the growing number of collaborations with African artists hitting the global airwaves.  From the likes of Britain’s Ed Sheeran collaborating with Ghanaians Fuse ODG and KillBeatz on “Bibia Be Ye Ye” that has over 37 million views on YouTube, the 2016 Collaboration between the highly acclaimed Canadian Hip-Hop sensation Drake and Nigeria’s Wizkid on “One Dance” that became one of the top selling songs globally to the 2017 hit from Tanzanian artist Diamond Platnumz and American RnB Superstar Ne-Yo, “Marry You,” African artists and sounds are reaching new heights.

 

Other developments such as content streaming are also adding to this demand, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) 2017 report, the global music market grew by 5.9% in 2016, with streaming as the clear driver of this growth due to a 60% increase in revenue. Interestingly, there was a 334% growth of streaming in Africa, driven by increased smartphone penetration on the continent and forward-thinking partnerships between tech companies and music corporates.

 

The IFPI further reported that the global music synchronisation market grew by 7% in 2015, and by another 2.8% in 2016. Midem 2016 even featured a panel exclusively dedicated to African music, entitled: Tapping into Africa – an Emerging Music Sector, that echoed the sentiment that there is a growing global demand for African music and its licensing.

 

The time, therefore, is now for DISCORE – a unique platform that will bring together all relevant players in the industry for a focused B2B meeting and business environment.

 

DISCORE will be an interactive experience, bridging the worlds of music and filmed content, to:

  • Give creative, production and technical experts in Africa’s music industry a unique chance to break into the global content production market, while learning from the world’s most visionary entrepreneurs.
  • Provide key music supervisors, from the global film, television, digital content and advertising industries, unparalleled access to creative and production talent in Africa, with a proven aptitude to captivate the ears of multi-cultural audiences.

 

From 2018, all DISCOP African markets will include a full-day DISCORE programme,that will provide participants with valuable, actionable information and tools, along with unparalleled access to networking and meetings.

 

The proposed programme will include:

  1. Knowledge-transfer:Designed expressly for composers, music publishers, independent producers, agents and lawyers, as well as for recording, sound-mixing and post-production studios aspiring to play a role in the fast-evolving, cross-border film, television, digital content and advertising global ecosystem.
  2. Sync Connect: Enabling leading composers and publishers from Africa to pitch their works to established international music supervisors working on the production of film, television, digital content and advertising.
  3. Matchmaking:Providing qualified creative, production and technical talent access to key music supervisors, through scheduled meetings.

 

In order to ensure a continued momentum, and to bridge strategic Regions of Africa, DISCORE will take place three times in 2018 and four times a year at the four African DISCOP markets from 2019: Nigeria (March), Abidjan (May), Zanzibar (July), and South Africa (October).

 

For more information visit www.discop.com

 

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Fun-filled kids zone at DStv Delicious Fest

Posted by radio On September - 7 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

There’s lots to amuse the little ones at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, brought to you by Liberty. Awesome activities have been lined up to entertain the kiddies all day long at the festival Kids Zone while parents enjoy the mega array of food and music on offer. There will be educational games, exciting character interactions, mini gymnastics, gaming, augmented reality and so much more.

With DStv bringing entertainment from Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the fun-filled ‘Kids Zone’ will engage and enthral children between the ages of 3 and 13 in a multitude of ways.

 

Some of Cartoon Network’s favourite characters will keep them occupied in a flurry of activities. A Ben 10 augmented reality (AR) experience will enable kids to transform into their favourite Ben 10 alien: Heatblast, who throws fireballs; Diamondhead, who throws crystal shards; Four Arms, who creates shock waves; or Overflow, who shoots water.

There is also the Ben 10 race, a designated area for kids to frolic about on balancing beams, monkey bars and ball pits. There will also be sack races so the kids can battle against each other and put their Ben 10 alien skills to the test.

 

‘PPG Yourself’ stations will keep the little ones amused for ages as they have the chance to turn themselves into their very own Powerpuff Girl. It will allow them to customise their look and style to create a Powerpuff Girl ‘mini-me’. What’s more is that you can get your image printed on-site to take home.

 

A screening area will play movies and your favourite Cartoon Network shows throughout the day. They will even get the chance to be one of the first to see the premiere of new ‘special’ episodes of the Powerpuff Girls which introduces the newest Powerpuff Girl voiced by Toya de Lazy.

 

Imagination Studio’s will have the kids busy for hours, exploring their artistic talents by drawing, colouring and creating their very own animated characters.

 

Then there is Boomerang’s Mini-Zoo, with an animal themed “what’s in the box”. An interactive experience that allows children to engage with Boomerang and learn all about animals through tactile, sight and sound experiences.

 

Bounce KinderGym is a gymnastics programme supervised by trained Bounce KinderGym coaches and will be available for 3 to 5-year olds, strictly. The specifically designed programme harnesses the unique fun and health benefits of trampolining and is proven to help children build self-expression and confidence.

 

In yet more fun, children will be able to enjoy the Strider Adventure Zone or bike obstacle track. Strider Adventure Zones are safe and friendly environments that encourage kids up to 5 years old to test ride a Strider and play with other kids, while improving and developing fundamental bike handling skills.

 

The entertainment doesn’t end there. Two PlayStation trailers, giant inflatables, a fun food bar for hungry adventurers, a 12-metre climbing wall and a Baby and Toddler Zone.

 

The Kids Zone is a secured, access controlled area to give parents peace of mind.

And don’t forget the awesome international and local talent the DStv Delicious Festival has secured for the two days, from hip-hop recording artist Common,  Imagination feat. Leee John and British soul singer, Omar, to American born, R&B musician, Alexander O’Neal, Nigerian award-winning world music artist, Femi Kuti and last but not least British dance/R&B band Soul II Soul. Some of South Africa’s incredibly talented local musicians to grace the festival stage include Hugh MasekelaThandiswa MazwaiTKZeeBongo Maffin and Black Coffee live with band.

 

With a Delicious line-up of entertainment for the kids, be sure you don’t miss out on this epic event – so get your tickets now and get ready for SA’s biggest food and music extravaganza, the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival brought to you by Liberty, the not-to-be-missed event on the 2017 events calendar. Tickets are now on sale from www.deliciousfestival.com  or  www.ticketpro.co.za

Tickets are R250 per child per day (restricted to ages 3 -13 years) and include the following:

  • Access into festival grounds
  • Access to general public areas (General access standing area, food market, exhibitions, DStv channel activations)
  • Access into Kids Zone area and all activities

 

 

Other tickets available to purchase are:

General Access Ticket

R495 per person per day

R800 per person for a weekend pass (Saturday & Sunday)

Ciroc Terrace Lounge

R1 295 per person per day

R2 100 per person for a weekend pass (Saturday & Sunday)

DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, brought to you by Liberty is held in proud association with Coca-Cola, Vodacom, Gauteng Tourism Authority, The Tim Tebeila Foundation, Proudly South African, Jeep, Flight Centre, Kaya FM, Independent Newspapers, Generosity Water, Castle Milk Stout, J&B, Ciroc, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards and Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

 

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In celebration of one of South Africa’s greatest freedom fighters, Oliver Reginald Tambo, the SABC’s Commercial Radio Brands (5FM, Metro FM and Good Hope FM) are joining forces to mark the 50 day countdown of his centenary, on the 8th of September 2017. The stalwart would have celebrated his 100th birthday this coming October.

All three stations will broadcast live, simultaneously, from the SABC’s Ground floor auditorium at Radio Park in Johannesburg on the 8th of September 2017 between 09:00 – 10:00.  The aim of the broadcast is to encourage South Africans to celebrate the legacy and the values of OR Tambo and to reflect on the path the country has walked towards freedom.

 

5FM’s Nick Hamman, Metro FM’s Masechaba Ndlovu and Good Hope FM’s Nigel Pierce will host a panel discussion with invited guests that will include fellow South African’s who knew OR Tambo during his life.

 

The panel will comprise of the Minister for Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, OR Tambo’s son who is an activist and filmmaker, Dali Tambo, and Mavuso Msimang who was OR Tambo’s secretary when he was the President of the African National Congress (ANC) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

 

The broadcast has an open invitation to those who wish to attend. Alternatively listeners may tune into 5FM, Good Hope FM or Metro FM for an hour of talk radio celebrating one of the greatest leaders of our time. Everyone is encouraged to join the conversation online using the hashtag: #ORTambo100

 

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has lined up various activities in celebration of heritage month, which celebrates the nation’s diversity and calls on South Africans to unite despite their cultural differences.

 

5FM’s Nick Hamman of Hamman Time (Mondays-Fridays, 09:00 – 12:00) will take listeners on a true South African journey as he visits all nine provinces which started on the 1st of September.

The show will take its listeners on a month-long excursion as Nick Hamman and producer “Mad Money Mike” travel through the nine provinces, spending at least two days in each, as they learn more about the vibrant heritage in the cities and small towns.

Hamman Time will broadcast live every day of the tour and encourage listeners to promote their province by engaging with the show and sharing their stories. The tour is sure to deliver a unique experience as it takes a deeper look at the culture, history and sheer beauty South Africa has to offer. In conjunction with the live broadcasts, listeners can follow the tour on the station’s various social media platforms for interviews, video and images.

The Hamman Time Heritage Tour, which kicked off on 1 September and will move on to Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape before reaching the Western Cape just before Heritage Day. Be part of the journey by tuning in or following the @5FM and @HammanTime social media feeds using the hashtag #HammanTour and #LoveSA.

 

Radio 2000 will host an African Heritage Day event at the SABC offices in Auckland Park on Thursday, 21 September between 09:00 – 15:00.  The station has invited representatives from 27 African State Embassies to exhibit their rich African Cultural Heritage.

 

 Phalaphala FM in partnership with Radzambo Cultural Foundation will be hosting a Phalaphala FM Traditional Dance Competition.  The traditional dance and music will feature the following categories:  Tshikona, Malende, Tshigombela, Visa, Kiba, Makgakgasi, Xigubu, Muchongolo and Xibelani covering the entire Vhembe District Municipality. The finals are preceded by the eliminations that are being held around the district a month prior September, with the finals being held during Heritage month.  Traditional dance competition finals will be held on the 30th September, at Rabali Stadium in Nzhelele within the Makhado Local Municipality.

 

Ukhozi FM will celebrate heritage month by partaking in two annual events that are the pinnacle of the Zulu nation cultural heritage celebrations. Umkhosi woMhlanga (Reed Dance) – Umkhosi woMhlanga is an annual Zulu ceremony that has become popular on the cultural tourism calendar and takes place at Enyokeni Royal Residence in Nongoma.

Umkhosi weLembe – Umkhosi weLembe celebrates the life and reign of Shaka kaSenzangakhona, King of the Zulus.  Last year (2016) marked 200 years since King Shaka founded the Zulu kingdom and 45 years since King Goodwill Zwelithini reigning King of the Zulu nation ascended to the throne. The celebration will takes place in kwaDukuza on the North Coast, where King Shaka was buried in 1828 at the age of 41.

Munghana Lonene FM is planning a Spring Shutdown to celebrate heritage month.  The shutdown will be hosted at the The Rest Lodge in Malamulele from 8 to 10 September.  Two shows will broadcast from the lodge on Friday 8 September followed by DJ’s mixes from 7pm till late.  On Saturday 9 September the station will host Xiseveseve and Makhwaya groups as well as local artists performances with a live recording of the station’s soapy Mina Hi Mina during performance breaks.  The weekend will close with a live jazz session which will have a picnic element of a bring and braai on Sunday 10 September.

 

 

Other activities planned by Munghana Lonene are as follows:

  • Valoyi Traditional Authority for Nwa Mitwa Heritage & Culture Day on 2nd September
  • Shiviti Traditional Authority for Thomo Heritage & Culture Day on 22nd September
  • Homu Traditional Council for Homu Heritage & Culture Day, date TBC
  • Mnisi Traditional Council for Mnisi Heritage & Culture celebration, date TBC
  • Nghunghunyani Day, date TBC

 

 

Lotus FM is planning to host its listeners and key stakeholders as part of heritage month. The event will celebrate the various rainbow cultures that South Africa is home to.  All guests will dress in their cultural attire and will indulge in traditional meals.  Lotus FM OAP’s and key members of management will be in attendance to interact with guest.  The event will also have key note speakers to address both attendees and the listeners tuning into the station.

 

trufm in partnership with the Steve Biko Centre, based in Ginsberg, Eastern Cape, will be celebrating Heritage Month and commemorating the 40 year anniversary of Steve Biko’s passing.  The Heritage Day celebrations will include dialogues, fashion, a traditional culinary experience while the Steve Biko anniversary will include a lecture. Both celebrations / commemorations will be hosted at the Steve Biko Centre.

 

RSG will cover a wide variety of topics, snippets and promo’s that focus on Heritage and Tourism during the month of September.  A special emphasis is placed on Farming and Sustainable Food Production in partnership with Syngenta, with daily crossings for discussions about Farming Technology and Excellence.  Various archive material will be packaged and broadcasted in celebration of Afrikaans historical heritage as well 80 years of Afrikaans radio in line with the stations birthday.

The official hashtag for Heritage Month is #LiveYourHeritage.

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From the 1st of September, Kaya FM presents Friday night mixes from much sought after international superstar Dj, Anané Vega. Anané brings to the Kaya airwaves Tribal House, Deep House and Afro Tech. She is a singer, songwriter, producer and a member of the Elements Of Life band led by her husband, Louie Vega.

Anané Vega was born in Cape Verde, an island off the Western coast of Africa. After some time in Portugal, her family relocated to the United States in search of a brighter future.

 

Her foray into djing wasn’t conventional, considering she never had the intention of becoming one.  However, a trip to the SubMercer, an intimate and exclusive lounge underneath Soho’s Mercer Hotel, turned into an offer to become a DJ for an upcoming gig. Anané’s career as a DJ had finally begun.

 

She blends all types of music to create a unique listening experience for her audience, by singing and dancing to the music she plays. Anané’s Selection has gained a large worldwide following.

 

“I love the ability to put all music together to a point where you can manipulate a party and get it going. You can interject any music and it’s not an awkward moment, you have the crowd in the palm of your hand. It’s not a shock, people will be grooving and want to know more about your music,” she explains

 

Anané would go on to accomplish a great number of feats in her career so far. These include singing the opening song “One Dream” at Super Bowl XLI, being personally invited by Cirque du Soleil to partake and performing at the President Obama’s Ambassadors Ball.

 

She is also extremely busy managing her music labels, Nulu Music and Nulu Electronic, which already boasts an impressive 50 album releases and is signing artists from all parts of Africa, the USA, and Europe. Her labels are extremely well regarded for bringing the afro and electronic sound to a wide audience.

 

“We are extremely excited and honored to have such a prestigious international artist as part of the line up at Kaya FM. She is going to thrill our Afropolitans with her beautifully curated sets,” says Nkosinathi “Nutty” Mbelu – Kaya FM’s Music Manager.

 

Be sure to tune into Kaya FM every Friday night from the 1 September for the Nulu Movement with Anané Vega. Your Friday nights will never be the same again.

 

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Headlining this upcoming Kaya FM Family day will be Vusi Nova and Ntando Bangani. Both artists have expressed their excitement to be part of this edition of the Kaya FM Family Day, which is in proud partnership with African Bank. The event will be filled with amazing entertainment for the whole family at The Big Red Barn in Olifantsfontein on Sunday the 17th of September.

Vusi Nova who is famed from his first single “I’d Rather Go Blind” which garnered huge praise from his fans, this memorable hit song was originally composed and recorded by legendary songstress Etta James in 1968.

 

His more recently released an album titled, Naninina talks about his late parents, failed relationships, his journey to healing; and has been seen as an impressive intimate look at his life. The album includes powerful hits like “Naninina”, “Walk Into Light”, “Did It For Love” and many more,

 

Vusi has mentioned that his ultimate future collaboration would be with Ringo Madlongozi and R Kelly.

Ntando’s career began on Johannesburg’s West Rand in the township of Kagiso. For years Ntando has given us soothing sounds, and music for the heart. Today the Nelspruit-born musician is a multi-award winning and platinum selling artist.

 

Ntando came into the music industry in 2003 when he signed his first record deal and released his debut album “Kwantu” which went platinum. Ntando released his second album “Imvelaphi” which was a triple-platinum smash and generated several awards, including “Song of the Year” at both the SAMA and Metro FM Awards for the stunning track “Dali Wam”. He also won Best Newcomer, Best Album and Best Male Artist.

 

He later dropped ‘Uhambo Lwam’ in 2008, an album that also went platinum. It saw him touring the world in countries like France, Germany, Botswana, Namibia, and finally India in mid-2009. He then released ‘Inqubela’, a masterpiece that saw him walk away with Best Pop Album category in the 2010 SAMA awards.

 

Both Vusi Nova and Ntando Bangani promise to give electric performances, with memorable sing alongs, a great day that promises to be a fantastic entertainment for the family.

 

Get your tickets NOW at ticketpro.co.za – only R50 for the kids and R100 for adults. Gates open at 10am.

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The South African Breweries (SAB) has opened entries into the Annual SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year 2017.

Now in its 29th year, the Awards were started by the late conservationist Dr. Ian Player, to recognise members of the media who have excelled in reporting on environmental matters in Video, Audio and Written Media as well as Photography over the past year.

 

The Nick Steele Memorial Award for Environmentalist of the Year acknowledges individuals who have gone above and beyond to look after the environment.

 

“As a company we believe it’s important to promote and recognise excellence in environmental reporting. We believe the media have an important role to play as society attempts to find a balance between progress and securing a thriving and prosperous world for future generations,” says Robyn Chalmers, Director Communications, AB InBev Africa and SAB.

 

 

The categories for the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year 2017 are as follows:

  • Written Media Award(Print and Online)
  • Photography Award(Print and Online)
  • Video Media Award(Television and Online)
  • Audio Media Award(Radio and Online)
  • The Macqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Cub Awardfor environmental journalists with less than two years’ experience in the Industry.
  • Nick Steele Memorial Awardfor the Environmentalist of the Year.

 

Entrants for the SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year 2017 should submit work produced between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 through the Online Awards portal at www.sabenviromedia.co.za

 

 

All Main category winners will receive a cash prize of R25,000 while merit winners each receive R3,000. The winner of the Magqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Cub Award will receive R15,000 prize money. The Nick Steele Memorial Award winner will receive R25,000.

 

 

“Over the years, these Awards have served as a window to the state of the environment in South Africa and we look forward to seeing, hearing and reading this year’s entries,” says Chalmers.

 

 

The online entry portal can be accessed at www.sabenviromedia.co.za. Members of the media and the public can also motivate their nominee for the Environmentalist of the Year via the online entry portal,www.sabenviromedia.co.za.Entries are open and will close at 17:00 on Friday, 1st September 2017.

 

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Riveting African Stories – AfriDocs on BET

Posted by radio On August - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

AfriDocs on BET continues to present some of Africa’s most riveting and relevant stories every Sunday at 10pm.

 

September sees an array of stories including the new film, Unseen Enemy that looks at how recent epidemics have brought out both the best and the worst in human behavior. This powerful film looks at how the inter-connectedness of people can lead to a host of unpredictable outcomes.

 

The film was written and directed by Janet Tobias, who embedded with some of the world’s top pathogen hunters and medical professionals for more than three years, tracking outbreaks of Zika, Ebola and influenza worldwide.

The Ethiopian film Omo Child looks at the challenge of one man, Lale Labuko, who takes on his own community and their ancient tradition that sees certain children killed based on superstition and fear. The film has won numerous awards from festivals around the world.

 

Rwanda’s Finding Hillywood looks at the power of cinema to heal, create dialogue and encourage cultural discussion, whilst South African film Noma takes a harsh look at what it really means to have no home.

 

In addition to screening on BET Africa, DStv channel 129 every SUNDAY at 10pm (CAT), AfriDocs Anytime is now available via www.afridocs.net, where you can stream over 40 documentary films anytime, including the catch-up feature that incudes all the latest films from BET available for a limited time only.

 

Make sure not to miss these films that will be available to view for the next month only:

 

Town of Runners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz99MdEfYO0&t=2s

http://www.afridocs.net/watch-now/town-of-runners/

 

Chameleon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRAqMtrjV8&t=25s

http://afridocs.net/watch-now/chameleon/

 

In Shadow of the Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXt_wr36SAI&t=25s

http://afridocs.net/watch-now/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun/

 

For more information: www.afridocs.netwww.facebook.com/AfriDocs, @afri_docs

 

3 September

Omo Child | John Rowe | Ethiopia | 2015 | 90 min 

In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as ‘mingi’. Teeth growing in a certain order can bring a child a death sentence. One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children. But challenging tribal superstition isn’t easy and as he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem.

* Social Impact Media Award – Jury Ethos Award, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIeT7COYw4

 

10 September

Unseen Enemy | Janet Tobias | Global | 2017 | 90 min

Examining the recent epidemics of Ebola, Influenza and Zika, Unseen Enemy makes it clear that epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behaviour, and that their effect goes far beyond the terrible tolls of sickness and death. We are all connected to any person, animal and insect that may have an infectious disease incubating in them. And that connection is either incredibly dangerous or a powerful force for good. It is our choice which of those becomes true.

CPH:DOX 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzQ5FUSHdgA

 

17 September

 Finding Hillywood | Chris Towey & Leah Warshawski | Rwanda | 2013 | 60 min 

Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realisation that we all must one day face our past. In Hillywood (Rwanda’s film industry named for the country’s rolling hills) there is a blossoming film community. As Rwanda is still healing from the wounds of a cultural genocide almost 20 years ago, cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create cultural discussion.

* Audience Award, Best Documentary – Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvo90DhfPzw

 

24 September

Noma | Pablo Pineda Bóveda | South Africa | 2016 | 56 min

Noma is a young black woman who represents a huge portion of the post-apartheid South African youth: surviving with a precarious job, living in a township in Cape Town, renting a shack that she shares with four other people: her two sons, her cousin and her younger brother. One of her sons is a semi-paraplegic and blind disabled baby. What she wants is to improve her life and her family’s life and aims to build a house in a new slum facing violent evictions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwzSwIbjqc

 

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ICASA moves to enquire PayTV market

Posted by radio On August - 29 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published a Discussion Document in Government Gazette NO 41070 to solicit written representations in respect of an inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services.

 

The document sets out the Authority’s preliminary  consideration of subscription television broadcasting services in South Africa, and seeks stakeholders’ inputs including in respect of the definition of markets and market segments, the effectiveness of competition in the relevant markets, a determination of licensees with significant market power, and possible appropriate pro-competitive licence conditions that may be imposed.

 

The document follows General Notices published by the Authority in July and September 2016, respectively, giving notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry into the Subscription Television Broadcasting Services.

 

Following public consultation processes, including public hearings and a draft findings document, the Authority will publish a Findings Document, which may result in the Authority developing regulations.

 

Interested stakeholders have until 31 October 2017 to make their written submissions to be considered by ICASA in developing the draft findings report.

 

DISCUSSION DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD: INQUIRY INTO SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION BROADCASTING SERVICES

 

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