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.

  • 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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  • Creative Imagination Workshop (SA): Developing Alternative Film Screening Venues
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator) Having identified that young people do not view South African movies with the same appreciation and enjoyment as that of other film content (Nollywood, Bollywood, and Hollywood), there is a need to consider alternative screening options with curated programmes to develop a greater appreciation of local…

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  • AHSCE South Africa Launch event
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator). The African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies (AHSCE), South Africa Hub, held its launch event on the 9th of May 2022. The event was attended by media and film practitioners from across South Africa. The event was chaired by Ms Avril Joffe. During the event, there…

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  • Welcome to AHSCE: South Africa
    The AHSCE South Africa is a collaborative project between King’s College London, University of Southampton, University of Nairobi, University of Lagos and the University of Witwatersrand, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. Its aim is to support the development of sustainable creative economies in Africa by fostering connections between higher…

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