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- Whiz Kids Workshop, an educational TV show for children in Ethiopia, won top prizes in a competition for the most entrepreneurial education programs in Africa. It seeks to educate children about personal values such as honesty and justice, as well as preparing them for school.The Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2008 sought to identify the very best organizations rising to the challenges of supporting education across Africa, highlight their ways of working, and to reward their achievements.

- "Oscar Gil" Film Production Company will launch in February 2009 a tele-film entitled "Encontro e Desencontro", This was announced in an interview to Angop by film maker 'scar Gil, in Lubango, Huila southern province, where he is to film some of the work. He said that the work will have 130 episodes. It will portray matters of public health, with references to the informal and professional affairs of physicians.

- In a month’s time, Nigeria’s Star game show which is meant to reward loyal consumers of the brand will have created 9 millionaires. The game show currently showing every week on national television is in its fourth week with three millionaires emerging every week. The Star Game show is on air every Wednesday on NTA Network by 10.30pm and every Thursday on AIT by 11pm. Using the brand's television platform, Star-Connect, a consumer-interactive dimension was introduced in the form of a gameshow.

- Now for the first time, aspiring South African fashionistas will have the chance to join the global hunt for the esteemed FTV runway title. Miss Fashion TV will, for the first time in its five year history, produce a South African runway diva to compete in the world finals. After a four month long search that kicks off in January, scouts will deliver 24 dynamic fashion model finalists from across the nation's five biggest cities, with the grand final happening on 18 April 2009.

- Feizel Mamdoo’s long awaited feature documentary, Of Journey, Home and Treasure, airs on SABC1 on December 16 at 21h00. Filmed some eight years ago, it chronicles the journey of Mamdoo and fellow filmmaker, the late Dumisani Dlamini, to the “Festival of the Dhow Countries” in Zanzibar to seek from this cultural kaleidoscope and celebration of African, Indian and Arab culture, a vision for the relations between African and Indian in South Africa. Dlamini is of African and Indian Tamil progeny whose personal accommodation of this is unsettled by existing social and cultural divides. Mamdoo, of Muslim Indian descent, is painfully conscious too of the divides between African and Indian South Africans as he strives for recognition and definition of his African identity.