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Inaugural Eastern Cape Film Festival a success

Posted by Maxet in the category Industry news.

   The inaugural Eastern Cape Festival has drawn to a successful close in East London. The three day event saw award winning film makers such as Jahmil XT Qubeka, Rolie Nikiwe and Diliza Moabi bringing constructive criticism to film makers’ work. Film makers also had the opportunity to listen to presentations from potential funders such… Read more.

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Inaugural Film Festival Sets Eastern Cape Agenda

Posted by Maxet in the category ECITI news.

Mr Ben Nomoyi and Nceba Mqolomba demonstrating different types of shots in film. #ecfilmfestival

VETERAN Eastern Cape filmmaker, Mr Ben Nomoyi, has advised militancy and unity among his emerging counterparts if they are to impact on the sector. “Mobilise yourselves to be a unified force. You need to be specialists and deliver products that are export ready as your productions need to be of huge economic impact,” said Mr… Read more.

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ICT initiative drives quest for knowledge economy

Posted by Maxet in the category ECITI news.

We are at the cusp of human advancement where research, development and innovation as well as information technology (ICT) are at the forefront of global economic growth. Any simple desktop study will reveal that over the last two decades new technology investments, high technology industries and extremely skilled labour have been key catalysts for the… Read more.

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ECITI head named as one of three most influential SA women in ICT

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The head of the Eastern Cape Information TechnologyInitiative (ECITI), Patricia Dlamini was last week named one of top three womenin Information Communication Technology, electronics and telecommunications atthe eleventh annual South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business andGovernment (MiW) Awards.  Presented by CEO Communications, the awards, judged by anelite panel, recognise influential women achievers in “business… Read more.

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Running with the big dogs

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“For managers in SMEs, life is often a matter of too many hats, too little time. Sometimes, technology snafus snatch whatever time is available. So implementing solutions that add convincingly good value, without frustrating everyone, is yet another task entrepreneurs face. Corporates that buy from SMEs to improve their BEE ratings also want things to… Read more.

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South African delegation visits the City of Knowledge

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“A delegation of directives and managers from various institutions in South Africa visited the City of Knowledge with the purpose of developing a relationship for the exchange of ideas on innovation and business incubators. The approach to the City of Knowledge grew from the international interest in searching for training, innovation and entrepreneurship programs, and… Read more.

ConCourt to consider film law

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The constitutionality of amendments to the Films and Publications Act will be considered by the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The provisions, introduced in 2010, require that publications – excluding newspapers – are approved before publication if they contain sexual conduct. View Article: ConCourt to consider film law Read more.

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Workshop on Intellectual Property

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The Regional Innovation Forum, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela  Metropolitan University, will host a workshop on Intellectual Property. Seating will be limited (20 places only) and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. View Online: Workshop on Intellectual Property Read more.

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Entrepreneurs take advantage of growing Eastern Cape film sector

Posted by Maxet in the category ECITI news.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) and film incubator, the Eastern Cape Information Technology Initiative (ECITI) is stepping up its small business support to entrepreneurs in the film sector. Film is considered a growth sector in the Eastern Cape with a growing number of entrepreneurs moving to the province to pursue careers in film-making. Film-sector entrepreneurs currently… Read more.

Matsoho phezulu!

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A small town on the border between the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and the Free State will be the setting for the world’s first Xhosa Western. That’s if a group of determined young filmmakers have their way News24 Media Release: Matsoho phezulu! Read more.

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