South Africa Hub

The AHSCE South Africa is based at the University of Witwatersrand, School of Arts. Its aim is to support the development of sustainable creative economies in Africa by fostering connections between higher education institutions and creative entrepreneurs, collecting and sharing career development stories, and strengthening the profile of research in creative economies. The focus of the South Africa Hub is film and digital media.The lead project co-investigator at Wits is Ms Avril Joffe. The Creative Partnership Coordinator is Ms. Vuyo Madyibi . Keep updated on AHSCE South Africa activities reading the latest blogs below.

  • INTRODUCING: “Girls in Gaming”
    “GIRLS IN GAMING” – EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE EASTERN CAPE By Vuyo Madyibi Girls in Gaming is one of the beneficiaries of the voucher scheme award on behalf of the AHSCE South Africa. In the first inception meeting, a gamut of topics were addressed as the team prepared to execute their proposal. Xolile Vundla…

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  • INTRODUCING: “Ekasi Documentary Film Screenings”
    “EKASI DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENINGS” – REVIVING THE CULTURE OF THE ‘BIOSCOPE’ AT THE SOWETO BOOK CAFE. By Vuyo Madyibi “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. The Ekasi Documentary Film Screenings came together at the first inception meeting to discuss the ease…

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  • INTRODUCING: “Rural Film Art Screenings”
    “RURAL FILM ART SCREENINGS” – CREATING ALTERNATIVE SCREENING PLATFORMS IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES OF THE EASTERN CAPE By Vuyo Madyibi Khanyisile Zondi and Sivuyisiwe Giba attended their first inception meeting with optimism and a distinct plan of action for their Rural Film Art Screening endeavour. Khanyisile Zondi, a documentary filmmaker and PR and marketing professional,…

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  • Creative Imagination Workshop (SA): Women in Film: supporting women in leadership and business
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator). Today’s workshop, chaired by Avril Joffe focused on the theme of Women in Film to address systemic barriers and issues facing women who want to pursue careers in film. Specifically, we explored the potential of tailoring support programs, employment standards and regulations to enable women to…

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  • Creative Imagination Workshop (SA): Developing Digital Film Hubs
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator). The SA Hub, facilitated by Avril Joffe of the University of the Witwatersrand, hosted the first of a series of collaboration workshops on Developing Digital Film Hubs on June 14, 2022. With digital production technology, digital distribution, and digital skills under threat, digital hubs have been…

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