In the News: Week of 8 August

East Africa: Creative Sector’s Potential for Job Creation – a critical view.

Basa (Business and Arts South Africa) has teamed up with British Council Connect ZA to address an important need in the creative industry. The partnering companies have developed and launched the Creative Markets Growth Hub which they are confident will change the nature of the industry and turn it into a more sustainable market with great growth and development opportunities.

SA’s Bugbox animation signs French/SA co-production deal

Beavly an online platform that connects people who want to learn
skills with professionals who want to teach these skills. Their
funders Ijeoma Oguegbu and Barbara Okoto talk about their project in
this interview.

MontevideoAfrotown! a photographic project in Uruguay exploring the
aesthetics of African descendants

Slum-Tv is an international broadcasting channel and a training
institution in filmmaking primarily for informal dwellers in Nairobi. In this interview Sam Hopkins argues against the “NGO aesthetics”–the one-sided representation of Kenya,
and Africa in general that SlumTV wants to tackle.

The Black(s) to the Future Festival mixtape in soundcloud 🙂


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