Call for South Africa and Australia Co-production of Films

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), hereby calls for applications for productions to be made in terms of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic South Africa and the Government of Australia concerning the Co-production of Films.

The agreement came into effect on the 22nd August 2011 after all the necessary formalities between the two governments were concluded. The agreement was signed in South Africa on 18 June 2010.

For the purposes of administration of the certification process, the designated competent authorities are the NFVF in South Africa and Screen Australia in Australia.

Article 1 of the Agreement defines a film as any type of format including but not limited to feature films, television and animation but does not include an item which falls outside the applicable laws in South Africa and Australia.

The NFVF advises producers to lodge their applications for an advance ruling at least 8 weeks before production to allow for further requests and interrogation of supporting documentations accompanying the applications. The signed copy of the agreement is available for downloading on the NFVF website.

For any enquiries about the requirement of this treaty and other general co-productions contact Terrence Khumalo at 0027 11 483 0880.

Call for social innovations across Africa

Orange launches the African Social Venture Prize. The project aims at promoting social innovation for development, thanks to information and communication technologies, through financial and management support to new businesses rewarding ventures using technology for development purposes

The African Social Venture Prize will reward three projects or enterprises addressing needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’ market in Africa through technology.

The digital projects range from e-health and mobile banking to digital and mobile applications for education or agriculture. They therefore represent huge opportunities for social development.

An initiative part of a larger Innovation strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility policy

Orange has commercial operations in 17 countries in Africa. This project is at the crossroads of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its Innovation strategy. By promoting social ventures, Orange aims at raising awareness about the role that Information and Communication Technologies can play in development.


The 3 winners will receive a financial grant (25K€, 15K€, 10K€) and they will also benefit from a 6-month mentoring by management experts.

How to participate?

Participants, regardless of nationality, must be more than 21 years old, can either be students, entrepreneurs or companies in activity since June 2008. The businesses or projects submitted are required to target at least one of the African countries of Orange’s footprint. Their core business has to use technology in an innovative way to enhance living conditions of local populations.

The African countries of Orange's footprint are Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Botswana.

Application will close on 30th. September2011.

Contact : orange.socialventure@starafrica.com