• iCount DVD Series

    iCount is a series that uses animation and teenagers to explain complex accountancy issues. This 26 episode DVD series was created in association with Hi Mom for grade 10,11 and 12 accountancy. Each episode is 8 minutes in duration and covers a specific problem, the episodes are designed to be viewed via a computer or downloaded to a mobile phone for increased accessibility for learners. Read More
  • Managing Your Money

    In collaboration with the National Department of Education, and with the close collaboration with each of the nine Provincial Departments of Education, Bright Media developed a proposal to address the critical need for Financial Capability development in South African youth, thriugh the Maths Literacy materials as well as an extensive face-to-face training element: Managing Your Money Grades 10, 11 and 12. Read More
  • Financial Freedom

    This project was developed for the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) project, funded by the Financial Education Fund (FEF) in South Africa to promote financial literacy in all South African adults, measured in radio audiences and utilising four broadcast stations and one non-broadcast station as a control group. Read More
  • Maintenance Multimedia

    Ingrid Bruynse has personally developed the concept of Maintenance Multimedia, sought funding through the Open Society Foundation, and piloted the animated episodes in the Family Court in Johannesburg as a pilot.The current figures for a “success rate' for maintenance applicants of only 16% in Johannesburg Family Court. Read More
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Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2012

Rhodes University will host the 12th edition of the Highway Africa New Media Awards recognising innovative use of information communication technologies (ICTs) in journalism, which serve Africa and its citizens. According to Rhodes University, the awards were pioneered to highlight the role that ICTs play to enhance journalism and the media, in the process uplifting communities.
The award has 3 categories:

  • Innovative newsroom – newsrooms across Africa can submit nominations based on their innovative use of digital media including online, social, and mobile media.
  • Best African ICT Blog – Followers or bloggers may nominate an African-based or diasporic African blog based on its coverage, debate and use of ICTs within the African context.
  • Innovative use of technology for community engagement – members of communities, organisations, or supporters may nominate an organisation (either corporate or non-profit) based on their innovative use of technology within a community in Africa. The organisation does not have to be African based, but the community in which they operate must be.

Click here for more information about the award.
Deadline Date: 
August 24, 2012
Application Info: 
Interested applicants are invited to apply with the following technical requirements:

  • Digital/Online platform must be functional and updated.
  • Diverse content - online platform must integrate multimedia. functionality (video, podcasts, photos) and written stories.
  • Aesthetic appeal- creative use of limited resources.
  • Stories should have been published in the period September 2011 and July 2012
  • Please supply details of the media in which print article was published.

Click here to download application form in PDF format.
Contact Information: 
Vimbai Chikukwa - Highway Africa Awards
Source: 
Highway Africa website on August 5 2012.

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