- Zamantungwa (Zama) Mkosi was today appointed the CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF). Mkosi, an admitted high court attorney, has a long and illustrious career in the media and entertainment industry, and her mixture of commercial, legal and media astuteness will carry the NFVF into a new era.
- The presidential affairs correspondent of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) has been appointed press officer, Office of the President at State House, the Daily Observer has learnt.
Simon Camerer, the man who “appointed” comedian Trevor Noah as Cell C’s CEO (“chief experience officer”) and who led the makeover of the cellular operator’s brand, is set to take the top sales and marketing job at DStv operator MultiChoice on 1 February. Camerer resigned as Cell C’s marketing director at the end of last year after seven years in the position. He hinted at the time of his departure that a restructuring at Cell C, led by former acting CEO Simon Duffy, played a role in his decision.
Call for programmes: 31st International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary Arman Trophy
URTI organizes, with the support of UNESCO and the entirety of the international audiovisual organizations, the first audiovisual International Grand Prix. 81 countries were thus represented for the 2011 edition.
Ramsamy Samantha has become one of the key presenters on Africa 24. Graduated from ESJ Paris, she was born in Nogent-le-Rotrou, (Perche region, Eure-et-Loir, France). Her parents Vijay and Santee (born Obeegadoo) originate from Goodlands in Mauritius. She has become central if not the joker of the ‘Interview’ show devoted to politics interview. Programme replays are available at here:
- The owner of Senegalese broadcast stations TFM (Television Futurs Medias) Youssou N'dour will run for President. "I am a candidate. I will engage in the presidential race," N'dour said in a broadcast late on Monday on his own radio and television station. N'dour enjoys huge popularity in Senegal for his music, which helped expose the country's unique 'Mbalax' drumming and singing styles to the mainstream, but it remains unclear if he will be able to translate his fame into votes.
24th to 28th April 2012 The Douala Audiovisual Meetings (3rd RADO) - 2012 EDITION Venue: Douala Summary: Producers, broadcasters, professionals, journalists and audiovisual partners are informed that the 3rd Douala Audiovisual Meetings (Rado) will be held under the theme "People, Images and Development". Feature (up to 120 min) and short films (up to 40 min) produced and released between December 2010 and December 2011 are eligible to apply for the 2012 celebration of African Cinema. All films must indicate year of copyright.