Investment - In Brief

Investment

- 4 Nov. 2011: Google’s popular YouTube video service is now available in Zulu and Afrikaans. The SA version of the site, at www.youtube.co.za, was launched in May 2010 and was the first localised YouTube edition in Africa. The Internet giant took the wraps off the Zulu and Afrikaans.

- UNESCO’s Office in Rabat, the Medias Training Centre and the Casablanca School of Journalism and Communication organized a training workshop on gender sensitive scriptwriting on 10 and 11 November 2011 in Casablanca, Morocco. This activity took place within the framework of UNESCO’s programme to promote gender sensitive media content in the Maghreb countries. Seventeen trainees from media organizations and journalism schools participated in the workshop, which was animated by Catherine Touzet, a French scriptwriter known for her fiction productions for TF1, France Télévision and Canal+.

- In Ghana, the government announced in its 2012 budget estimates that it is setting aside a whopping GH ¢1 million for the establishment of the Media Development Fund. Fund, according to the Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, would be administered by a Board of Trustees, and is aimed at improving the professional output and competence of media organizations and personnel in Ghana.

- A recent business rescue plan entered into by the Waterfront Studios / Condor Group, which entailed the possible rehabilitation of a company that is financially stressed by providing for temporary supervision of the company and management of its affairs, was considered un-workable and the group has gone into provisional liquidation, Screen Africa reported.