Wednesday, September 29, 2010

EU green paper on cultural industries

Hi. I came across this today in doing some research and thought it might be interesting and useful to you. Below is the paper referred to. You can see some of the submissions on the green paper at . It does refer broadly to cultural industries (including film, production, architecture, crafts, music etc) but what is most interesting I think is the emphasis on the very broad contribution these industries make to a society – including a broad definition of economic impact beyond just job creation, and the social and political impact.

All the best
EU: Help Cultural Industries to Flourish! [Media - general]

Convinced as they are that the cultural and creative industries ("CCIs") will do wonders for the economy in Europe, EU policymakers have focused a great deal on this sector lately.

At the end of April the European Commission published a Green Paper on "unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries" coupled with a consultation on the subject.

This sector – to which the Commission counts performing arts, visual arts, cultural heritage, film, television and radio, music, publishing, video games, new media, architecture, design, fashion design and advertising - has a lot of untapped potential to create growth and jobs, says the Commission.

Furthermore cultural content plays a crucial role in the deployment of the information society, "fuelling investments in broadband infrastructures and services, in digital technologies, as well as in new consumer electronics and telecommunication devices", points out the Commission. They are also important drivers of economic and social innovation in many other sectors.

The Green Paper highlights the need to improve access to finance, especially for small businesses, as key to enabling the sector to flourish and to contribute to sustainable growth. In the consultation the Commission asks how to facilitate access to funding for small and micro enterprises and help to secure the right mix of creative and managerial skills in these sectors.

EU Ministers of Culture have recently stressed the importance of these industries too. At their Council meeting in May the ministers adopted Conclusions on the contribution of culture to regional and local development. "There is an evident link between culture, creativity and innovation contributing to social and economic progress" says the Council, encouraging, "strategic investment in culture and cultural and creative industries, in particular SMEs (small and medium-sized companies), at local and regional level".

Some of those who have responded to the Commission consultation are very positive, such as IMPALA, an organisation representing the interests of independent music companies, most of which are SMEs.

Others express some criticism. The Green Paper "neglects the individual creators and the problems related to their status, rights and social and tax environments", says the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA), a new association of European collective management societies representing audiovisual authors.

The European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) – ever more engaged in these types of issues –highlights the important role of user-created content. "The European Commission considers the promotion of culture and creativity as the exclusive responsibility of those industries involved in the production and distribution of content. However, consumers have been engaging with new technologies and the opportunities offered to them to the point of becoming active players in the creation and dissemination of content, information and knowledge."

"The rise of User-Created Content (UCC) is a major component of the notion of participative internet, while it has allowed for new business models to appear and for ICT technologies to be developed further. User-Created Content needs to be afforded appropriate protection to allow for this type of content to continue developing", stresses BEUC in its statement.

The many contributions to the Commission's Green Paper are now available online. Later in the autumn the Commission will publish an analysis of the replies.

Monday, September 13, 2010



The 19th Annual Festival To Take Place February 16-21, 2011 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA -September 8, 2011 -The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), America's largest and most prestigious Black film festival, is now accepting submissions for their 19th annual event taking place February 16-21, 2011 in Los Angeles. PAFF is accepting submissions of independent features, shorts; narratives and documentary films made by or about people of African descent. Applications and complete instructions are available on the PAFF website at or by calling (310) 337-4737.The regular submission deadline is October 31, 2010.

Eligibility: PAFF is currently accepting applications for films and videos made by and/or about people of African descent. (filmmaker needn't be of African descent.) Films preferably should depict positive and realistic images and can be of any genre ---- drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc. PAFF accepts features and shorts; narratives and documentaries. We will accept submissions of works in progress; however, films and videos must be completed no later than December 31, 2010.


The PAFF competition categories are: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary (short or feature length), Best Narrative Short, Programmer's Award, Director's First Feature, Festival Award and Audience Favorite. Films in competition must be copyrighted no earlier than 2009. With the exception of Audience Favorite, all films are judged by Industry Professionals.

Submission Fees and Deadlines:

The deadline for regular submissions is October 31, 2010. The submission fee for submissions post dated as of October 31 is $45 for feature films and $30 for shorts. Late submissions will be accepted between November 1 - December 1, 2010. Fees for late submissions are $75 for features and $55 for shorts.

Application and Submission Procedures:

A signed and fully completed application with publicity materials (preferably an EPK) must be submitted with a DVD (NTSC or PAL).

Applications and instructions are available for download at or by calling (310) 337-4737.

Mail submissions to: The Pan African Film and Arts Festival, 6820 La Tijera Blvd. Suite #200, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Selection results will be available beginning December 31, 2010.

About the Pan African Film and Arts Festival

Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural and racial tolerance and understanding through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression. It is PAFF's goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times. Each year, PAFF presents:
  • Over one hundred twenty-five (125) quality films from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent.
  • One of America's largest fine art shows featuring prominent and emerging black artists and fine crafts people.
  • Local, national and international poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Colloquium on Media Freedom and Regulation

15 September 2010

1pm – 6pm

Chalsty Centre, Wits University, West Campus

Is South Africa facing the spectre of censorship and media repression?

Focus of the colloquium

On 23 August 2010, Wits and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism hosted an evening panel discussion to define urgent questions around the ANC’s proposed Media Appeals Tribunal. The Faculty of Humanities invites you to a fuller, follow-up event which will develop the debate about freedom of expression in the media, but also in other realms of communication and publication, in South Africa. The colloquium will focus on a range of relevant proposed legal developments, including the Public Service Broadcasting Bill, ICASA Amendment Bill, Protection of Information Bill and the ANC’s proposed Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT), all of which have implications for freedom of expression, media freedom, and independent regulation of the media. In 10minute presentations, speakers will ask the question whether South Africa is approaching a new era of censorship, media repression and government control of the media which will undermine democratic freedoms as well as the transparency and accountability of the state to its citizens.


The colloquium will among other things focus on the following themes or issues:

  • Self regulation versus statutory regulation versus independent regulation
  • National versus public interest
  • State versus public service broadcasting
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of the media and media independence
  • Academic freedom and research
  • Editorial and programming independence
  • Censorship
  • Access to information
Pending and existing legislation and ANC proposal
  • Public Service Broadcasting Bill
  • ICASA Amendment Bill
  • Protection of Information Bill
  • Proposed Media Appeals Tribunal
  • National Key Points Act


10 minute presentations on a theme and questions/comments


A range of presenters including academics, editors, journalists, lawyers and media activists working on freedom of expression and media freedom to address a specific theme/issue will make presentations on the themes and legislation identified above.

Proposed Presenters

Journalists and Editors (current and former)

  • Mr Joe Thloloe - Press Council and Ombudsman - Confirmed
  • Professor Gavin Stewart - South African National Editor’s Forum - TBC
  • Ms Ferial Haffajee - Media Appeals Tribunal - will attend


  • Professor Anton Harber - Media Appeals Tribunal - confirmed
  • Professor Franz Kruger - Showers, the Nellie, brown envelopes, leaks and the ethics of being a battleground.
  • Dr Sarah Chiumbu - The Case of Zimbabwe - confirmed
  • Dr Last Moyo - The Case of Zimbabwe - confirmed
  • Professor Jane Duncan - ANC’s Media Policy and Media Freedom - confirmed
  • Professor Iain Currie - Protection of Information Bill - confirmed
  • Professor Anthony Butler - Academic research & media freedom - confirmed
  • Professor Daryl Glaser - Protection of Information Bill & Democracy - confirmed
  • Professor Jonathan Klaaren - Protection of Information Bill - confirmed

Media Freedom Organisations

  • Ms. Kate Skinner - Public Service Broadcasting Bill - confirmed
  • Ms. Ayesha Kajee - Threats to Freedom of Expression - confirmed
  • Mr. William Bird - Public Service Broadcasting Bill - confirmed
  • Ms. Prinola Govenden - ICASA Amendment Bill - confirmed

Media Lawyers

  • Professor Dario Milo - Constitutional Implications - confirmed
  • Ms Pamela Stein - Constitutional Implications - confirmed
  • Gilbert Marcus - will attend
  • Mr Glen Penfold - will attend


Moderator: Professor Tawana Kupe

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Wits University

Time Topic/Issue Presenter
1300 - 1305 Welcome Prof Tawana Kupe - Chair
1305 - 1315 Public Service Bill Ms Kate Skinner - SOS
1315 - 1325 Public Service Bill William Bird - MMA
1325 - 1335 ICASA Amendment Bill Ms Prinola Govenden - MMA
1335 - 1400 Questions & Comments Participants
1400 - 1410 Media Appeals Tribunal Prof Gavin Stewart - SANEF
1410 - 1420 Media Appeals Tribunal Mr. Joe Thloloe - Ombudsman
1420 - 1430 Showers, the Nellie, brown envelopes, leaks and the ethics of being a battleground. Prof. Franz Kruger - Wits
1430 -1440 Media Appeals Tribunal Prof Anton Harber Wits
1440 - 1500 Questions & Comments Participants
1500 - 1510 Protection of Information Bill Prof Jonathan Klaaren - Wits
1510 - 1520 Protection of Information Bill Bill Prof. Iain Currie - Wits
1520 - 1530 Relationship between Academic research and media freedom Prof. Anthony Butler - Wits
1530 - 1540 Protection of Info Bill & Democracy Prof Daryl Glaser
1540 -1600 Questions & Comments Participants
1600 - 1615 TEA Participants
1615 -1625 Threats to Freedom of Expression Ms Ayesha Kajee - FXI
1625 -1635 Shifts in ANC Media Policy Prof Jane Duncan – Rhodes
1635 -1645 Constitutional Implications Prof Dario Milo - Wits
1645 -1655 Constitutional Implications Pamela Stein – Webber Wentzel
1655 -1735 Questions and Comments Participants
1735- 1745 The Zimbabwe Case Drs Last Moyo & Sarah Chiumbu
1745 - 1800 Concluding Discussion Participants

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SOS News Letter to the Chair of the Portfolio Committee on Communications

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition

Chair of the Portfolio Committee on Communications
Mr Ismail Vadi

Cc. Chair and members of the SABC Board

7 September 2010

Dear Mr. Vadi

SOS believes that Parliament should urgently reconvene its hearing into governance crises at the SABC

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Campaign representing a number of trade unions including COSATU, COSATU affiliates CWU and CWUSA, FEDUSA and BEMAWU; independent film and TV production sector organisations including the South African Screen Federation (SASFED); and a host of NGOs and CBOs including the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-SA) and the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF); as well as a number of academics and freedom of expression activists, urge Parliament to swiftly reconvene its hearing into the governance crises at the SABC. The Coalition believes that every day that the hearings are delayed the governance crisis at the SABC is deepened.

Originally the Parliamentary hearing was called for Tuesday 24th August 2010. At this point the hearing was already well overdue. In May 2010 11 non-executive SABC Board members had issued a statement outlining serious corporate governance breaches at the SABC as regards the appointment of the Head of News. The Chair of the Board, Dr. Ben Ngubane, had unilaterally, in violation of the Broadcasting Act, 1999 and the SABC’s Articles of Association appointed the Head of News. Hearings into the matter however were delayed for many months. The corporate governance breaches were not reversed and the governance crisis at the SABC deepened as a result.

When Parliament eventually called a hearing for 24 August 2010 the SOS Coalition welcomed the announcement. However, Parliament at that point decided to hold its morning session behind closed doors arguing that sensitive legal information might be revealed. The plan was to hold an open session in the afternoon. The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) however argued that it was entirely inappropriate for Parliament, as representatives of the general public, to hold its hearings, behind closed doors. SANEF managed to secure an urgent court interdict forcing Parliament to open its doors. At that point Parliament had only heard the evidence from one person, Dr. Ben Ngubane. The rest of the Board members were not able to table their evidence. The meeting was immediately adjourned with the Board members not being heard. Parliament decided to take the matter on appeal.

SOS believes that a new date needs to be set urgently to reconvene the hearing. The hearing should be held in the open. Given the flurry of rumours and allegations that have surfaced in the public domain a closed session would serve no good purpose. An open hearing would serve the debate and public interest better. Further, SOS believes that Parliament should publically release all the supporting documentation that was tabled at the closed meeting. A number of these documents are already in the public domain and to ensure a balanced view all documentation should now be released.

We can not afford to wait any longer on these issues – the crisis is deepening daily. Because of the divisions within the Board between the Chair and the rest of the Board, the SABC is effectively operating without an oversight structure. Also, two board members have now resigned further weakening governance structures. This is an untenable situation.

Finally, what must be borne in mind is that with each drawn-out governance crisis the ability to convince quality candidates to serve as Board members is undermined - and the long-term sustainability of the SABC suffers. Hence it is paramount to find a speedy and sensible resolution to the crisis. In short, the SABC Board must be empowered and charged with following international best practice as a public broadcaster.

Please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition

Monday, September 6, 2010

SOS News ICASA denies CTV right to broadcast, Right2know Campaign launched, updates on the SABC, SOS's Constitutional Hill Event

Dear All
A huge amount of things happening as always!

Firstly, I want to highlight the huge problems Cape TV is having. It seems ICASA has denied CTV a license to broadcast. Please see press statement below. As SOS we are planning to meet with ICASA and this issue will certainly be high on our agenda. Also, if you look at the statement Capetonians are requested to send letters of support for the station to ICASA Chair, Dr. Steve Mncube. See details below. I will keep you updated re: all developments.

Secondly, I am sure that most of you are now aware of the powerful Right2Know Campaign. The Campaign is aimed at highlighting the problems with the "Protection of Information"/ "Secrecy Bill". The Campaign has been launched in Cape Town and will be launched soon in Jhb. My understanding is that the launch date is 15 September. My opinion is that SOS should formally sign onto the campaign. The Bill fundamentally affects investigative journalism. What do people think? The campaign website is Please find excellent M&G article attached on the campaign.
On the more macro front SOS has been calling for the corporate governance breaches at the SABC to be decisively dealt with. Parliament needs to urgently re-convene its Parliamentary hearings into the issues of SABC governance and the turn-around strategy. The Committee must hold the hearing in the open - there is therefore no need to delay the hearing.
Finally, please do remember to come to our SOS/ Cosatu/ Constitutional Hill event on Tuesday 7th September starting at 6:30pm. We are looking at "The SABC crisis - finding lasting solutions". Also, we are very happy to announce that the Chair of the ICASA Council, Dr Steve Mncube has agreed to come and speak. Hope to see you all there.


Cape Town TV Press Release by the M&G article:

2 September 2010

ICASA denies CTV right to broadcast

Cape Town TV (CTV), has been running for the past two years on temporary (one-year) broadcast licenses. Following the example of Soweto TV, which was granted a seven-year class license earlier this year, CTV also applied for a class license to enable it to continue broadcasting on a more sustainable basis.

In discussions with senior ICASA personnel, CTV was given assurances that its license application would be considered. However on receipt of CTV’s application, ICASA refused to consider it on the grounds that the Authority had instituted a moratorium on the granting of broadcast licenses to community television initiatives.

The reason for the moratorium was that there is a scarcity of available radio frequency spectrum and that this situation will only be altered with the advent of digital broadcasting, which will free up some of this spectrum.

But in terms of frequency issues, ICASA’s Technology and Engineering Department has established a plan for CTV. So there appears to be no good reason why ICASA should refuse CTV a license based on frequency issues, which the moratorium was expressly designed to address.

There even appears to be confusion within ICASA on this matter. Some ICASA personnel were under the impression that the moratorium would not apply to existing licensees, while others believed that no further licenses would be granted to any community TV applicants.

Even after the moratorium was instituted, broadcasting licenses have been granted to other community television initiatives. It is CTV’s belief that this constitutes an unfair practice, which renders the moratorium legally invalid.

In terms of the Electronic Communications Act, if ICASA does not refuse a class license on particular grounds specified in the Act within 60 days of the application being received, then the license is considered to be automatically granted. Based on this fact, CTV believes that it has fulfilled the necessary requirements and thus has a seven-year class license.

CTV has approached ICASA’s Council to review the decision, and hopes that a positive outcome will be forthcoming, to avoid the possibility of CTV being taken off air.

An aggravating factor that continues to plague CTV, along with all other community broadcasters, is the fact that it is forced to pay the same signal distribution tariffs as commercial and public service broadcasters. This is despite the non-profit status and developmental mandate of community broadcasters.

This situation persists because ICASA has not carried out an inquiry into transmission tariffs levied by the national signal distributor, Sentech, as it was mandated to do by the Broadcasting Act of 1999. Community broadcasters continue to bear the burden of this omission.

CTV has managed to pay about R700 000 to Sentech for signal distribution costs over the past two years, which is an achievement for a non-profit broadcaster in the early stages of development. But the channel is still in arrears and is consequently under threat of disconnection for this reason.

Cape Town’s community television channel is a thriving and sustainable initiative that is often held up as a model for community television in South Africa. The channel has been on air for two years now and broadcasts 24 hours a day to a monthly audience of 1.3 million people. CTV’s turnover has doubled for the past two years in a row.

CTV is calling on Capetonians to express their endorsement for the channel by emailing letters of support to the chairperson of ICASA, Dr. Stephen Sipho Mncube, at


For further information contact CTV Station Manager Karen Thorne on, or telephone 021 447 8377.

Invitation to attend the sos coalition, Cosatu and constitution hill joint seminar

The "SOS: Support Public Broadcasting" Coalition

30th August 2010


The SOS Coalition in partnership with COSATU and Constitution Hill take great pleasure in inviting you to a seminar on “The SABC Crisis – Finding Lasting Solutions” to be held on the 7th September 2010.

A number of recent events point to a deepening and worsening governance and management crisis at the SABC. The crises include issues surrounding the appointment of the Head of News, and alleged problems with financial management including the distribution of bonuses etc. We hope the seminar will air all the issues and allow for frank discussion with the purpose of finding “lasting solutions” to this very important public institution.

The partners for this event are:

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition which represents a number of trade unions (including Cosatu, Fedusa and Bemawu), a host of NGOs (including Media Monitoring Africa, the Freedom of Expression Institute and Misa-SA), CBOs (including the Freedom of Expression Network), industry related bodies (including the South African Screen Federation), academics and freedom of expression activists. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and Constitution Hill are also co-hosting the event.

The venue for the seminar is the historic Constitution Hill, the home of the protector of our basic rights and freedoms.

Invited speakers include:
  • Minister of Communications: General (Rtd.) Siphiwe Nyanda (tbc)
  • SABC Board representative
  • ICASA representative
  • Mr. Patrick Craven: COSATU Spokesperson
  • Ms. Kate Skinner: SOS Coordinator
  • Mr, Feizel Mamdoo – Co-Chair South African Screen Federation (SASFED)
The discussion will be moderated by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Tawana Kupe.

The details of the seminar are:

Date: 7th September 2010
Time: 18h30 – 20h30
Venue: Old Fort Conference Room, Constitution Hill.
(Entrance on Kotze Street and parking is on Joubert Street)

Please rsvp with Jayshree Pather ( by Friday, 3rd September 2010.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SOS News CWU press statement - Suspension of GCEO of SABC; Secondary Public Sector Strike; Telkom CEO

CWU Press Statement, 1 September 2010

Suspension of GCEO of SABC

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is concerned about what is happening at the SABC lately. The suspension of the GCEO will, in our view, allow the Board to get to the bottom of the matter and we hope that this will ultimately bring stability at the SABC since developments have so far impacted negatively on our members. As CWU we support the Board collective.

It is with sadness that we have observed some organisation calling the SABC board counter revolutionaries. We view these as reckless and irresponsible statements from these leaders. Theirs is a lone voice in our view that is out of sync with the rest of the right thinking and objective South Africans, who do not require specialised spectacles to see that the problem at the SABC is lack of synergy between the Board and the Executive.

What is more disturbing is the decision by the GCEO to rush to the court to settle the scores instead of utilizing all the internal processes. We also want to express our concern that GCEO want to fight the board decision that instructed him not to speak to the media, it’s ironic because that GCEO is the Chief custodian of the SABC policies and the policy of not speaking to the media was used to charge our member in good standing Sophie Mokoena. But her DC led to the growth of the Union rather than workers being intimidated. Today CWU is the largest Union and we speak with authority.

We have also noted the allegations made by Mr Mokoetle in his letter accusing some board members of turning the SABC into an employment agency. We advise the suspended GCEO to address his failures such as his inability to deliver a turnaround strategy rather than settling matters in court.

Parliament must swiftly conclude its hearings into the governance crisis at the SABC. To date only the chair of the Board has reported. All the rest of the Board members need to have their say. Parliament must then deal with the corporate governance breaches at the SABC and call those guilty to account i.e. the Chair of the Board. Parliament should not wait to hear the outcomes of the court interdict against them - they should hold their hearing in the open.

CWU will support the anti-corruption campaign that was launched by our federation, Cosatu and the vanguard of the working class, the South African Communist Party (SACP).

Secondary Public Sector Strike

The Communication Workers Union stand firm on the support of public sector strike. As part of society, we will not wish people to die in hospitals and we will not wish learners to fail, particularly the matriculants, but the nation must not put the blame on workers. In fact the state should account to the public and apologise to the public about the death of innocent people because of their reluctance in this wage agreement.

As much as we condemn the insults of our workers to the President of the country and apologise to him and his family the pain that we have caused him and his family, we are also not happy as the leaders of the working class and the poor with the President of the country leaving for China knowing that the workers are on the streets and the country is burning without any intervention.

CWU will make sure that, if the state is not responding positively to the demands of our workers, the state must know that we are ready as workers in the communication sector to join other progressive unions to bring the economy of this country to a standstill. We shall be guided by our comrades in the public sector and the federation in this regard.

The appointment of Telkom CEO

We are very disturbed to see that it will take Telkom more than eight months to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Telkom knew years back that Rueben September has a fixed contract (when it expires) and also he made a public statement last year (2009) that he has no intentions to renew his contract as Telkom CEO.

Therefore Telkom Board has no justifiable reasons to take eight months to appoint a new CEO. We believe that they had reasonable time to appoint a new CEO. We are worried that the absence of a permanent CEO for too long will bring Telkom into chaos – resembling that of the SABC. We hope that the upper echelons of Telkom will consider this matter and come to a conclusion to appoint a CEO before the ridiculous eight months.

Issued by National Office

Matankana Mothapo – National Spokesperson
(Communication Workers Union)
Contacts: 082 759 0900; 011 838 8188

Thank you

WOS Film Festival Invite and Festival Show Times

Canon evening

7th September 2010


We are hosting an evening where the industry can ask all the questions you wanted to ask about the Canon 5D/7D
  • How is the 5D going to change your budget?
  • What issues are cinematographers experiencing?
  • What are the workflows being currently used?
  • Slow mo, 35mm blow up, HD finish… We hope our panel will cover all aspects & more!
We will have Melanie Jankes-Golden editor of note! will cover work flows & budgeting solutions for producers

frank meyburgh digital film guru

Merlin van Staden cinematographer of note! & possibly has more experience on the canon than anyone in south africa!

Venue: AFDA Johannesburg, Auckland park (next to Atlas studios)
Date & Time: 7th September, 7pm to gather & chat 7:30pm (to start)
Cost: AFDA students R20 (if paid on or before the 3 rd of September) SAGE members R50 (if paid on or before the 3 rd of September) SASFED affliates R100 (if paid on or before the 3rd of September) At the door on the night R200 Tea & coffee will be provided. A cash bar will also be available

Your RSVP is a deposit in the SAGE account below:
Please reference: "5D & your name" South African Guild of Editors ABSA Bank - Melville branch # 643-005 Account # 40-5630-2496