Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
- Melanie Jankes-Golden (Chair and will present the workflows and Budget implications for producers)
- Frank Meyburgh and team - will bring a camera and will present and answer all general technical questions.
- A cinematographer who will be finalised soon.
- We may also get a producer on the panel
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
“The time is ripe to change the widely held belief that filmmaking is a male domain,” says Eve Rantseli, Director of Women of the Sun. “Women in film have much to say and are saying it with unique vision and flair. The launch of this annual women’s film festival will be the start of getting women filmmakers and their works part of the mainstream.”
- The festival runs from Friday 3rd September to Thursday 9th September at the Bioscope Cinema on Fox Street
- Opening Night Thursday the 2nd at Arts on Main (RSVP crucial)
- The Forum takes place from 1st to 4th August at the Goethe Institute. Day 4 is open to members of the public (all filmmakers).
“WOS thus already serves as the nucleus of creativity amongst women in the sector. While it cannot claim every achievement by women (in south Africa), many of them are to its credit.” former minister of Arts and Culture Dr. Palo Jordan
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
- Is the MAT necessary when we have the Pressombudsman and the Press Council?
- Is the MAT a veiled attempt to censor the media by the ANC?
- Is self regulation through a Press Council better than statutory regulation through a MAT?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Postponement of SOS/COSATU/Constitutional Hill seminar - "The SABC Crisis - Finding Lasting Solutions"
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition
16th August 2010
INVITATION TO ATTEND THE SOS COALITION, COSATU AND CONSTITUTION HILL JOINT SEMINAR ON: THE SABC CRISIS – FINDING LASTING SOLUTIONS.
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 19th August 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: 19th August 2010
Time: 18h00 – 20h00
Venue: Old Mess Hall, Old Fort, Constitution Hill.
(Entrance and parking on Kotze Street and more underground parking on Joubert Street)
Please rsvp with Jayshree Pather (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, 18th August 2010.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
- First, the Board needs to pass a resolution of no-confidence in the Chair for non-compliance with Board procedures and decisions.
- Second, the Board needs to pass a resolution to send a formal letter to the Speaker of Parliament requesting the National Assembly to initiate an enquiry into the alleged misconduct of the Chair with a view to removing him from the Board on the grounds of misconduct in terms of the sections 15, and 15A of the Broadcasting Act.
Siphiwe Segodi – Freedom of Expression Network – 072-655-4177
Matankana Mothapo – Spokesperson Communications Workers Union – 082-759-0900
Hannes du Buisson – President Broadcasting Electronic and Media Workers Union – 082-920-8669
Marc Schwinges – Communications SASFED – 083-901-2000
Ayesha Kadjee – Executive Director FXI – 083-500-7486