What’s not to Love about Jozi?
Aug03

What’s not to Love about Jozi?

BIG Major Big ups to the positive and groundbreaking project from our family at Love Jozi for their multi-cultural campaign launching their next range of t-shirts entitled “The Xenocentric Range”. Love Jozi tackles the tough Xenophobia issue from a positive, creative and urban angle, capturing the images of 13 so-called ‘foreigners’ who Love living and working in Jozi and asking them to sum up their love for the city. Thinking about leaving Jozi? Read about the campaign below and make sure to get to the the Love Jozi exhibit taking place throughout August, (you can also click on the pics below to see them close up). Oh, and don’t forget to wear your Xenocentric t-shirt proudly and support our city and ALL it’s beautiful people. If you have doubts in Jozi, try again. Represent! Love Jozi: The Xenocentric Range is on exhibit at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris from Friday 1 August until Friday 29 August. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 51 Wierda Road West Wierda Valley Sandton Tel: +27 11 3223100 Why Johannesburg? Why would you rather live here than in your own home city? What’s so interesting about this place? These were some of the questions that Love Jozi asked their models before they posed for the camera showing off the brand’s 9th range of t-shirts. Responses ranged from “strangers say hi here” to “it’s both dark and light at the same time”, “it makes me feel alive every single day” to “it’s my classroom”. The prerequisites for modeling for The Xenocentric Range were simple: you must have moved to Johannesburg as an adult out of a personal choice (and definitely look hot in a t-shirt). Exploring the reasons for foreigners’ preferences for our ideas, our stuff, our styles and our headspaces was both enlightening and...

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Model C Schoolnight on Saturday
Jun27

Model C Schoolnight on Saturday

MTKIDU just wanted to invite you to join us for the Model C Album Launch this Saturday at Fuel. We are very proud, as this is the second release from Team Uncool. here are the details… Lilo | Unsound System present Model cat Fuel Cafe in Newtown. No more songs about girls There are more important things I can’t help it that I’ve changed What’s this love anyway? – Model C It’s all important at UNSOUND SYSTEM when Model C join us live for the album launch of their debut ‘no more songs about girls’. This unique project is a collaboration between Kidu (Nicholas Nesbitt) and his sister Robyn who have been making music since 2006, writing songs based on the entries in their shared diaries. Upfront, honest and endearing, these two allow the outside world into theirs with a mixture of sincere songwriting, heartfelt folk and experimental electronica. Supported by Alex Hing on vocals, keys and songwritting. Leighton Powell on drums. This is one of the freshest live acts on the scene – a rare mixture of emotional warmth, keen observations and musical wizardry. Albums will be on sale for R100 but if you come dressed up in your old school uniform you can get the disk for only R80! Go to… http://www.teamuncool.co.za/ free tracks! Check out the myspace… http://www.myspace.com/iammodelc Visit our Facebook to hear a few tracks or be a fan… http://www.facebook.com/pages/model-c/12484581899 or join the group… http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=48829725525&ref=ts Model C u...

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Filmmakers – Opportunity for EU funding
Jun10

Filmmakers – Opportunity for EU funding

We tried to make sense of it all on your behalf, but we’re never great with the small print in life. From our understanding, essentially, the EU has over R60 million to invest each year in African, Caribbean and Pacific based film projects, focusing on training initiatives, animation, documentaries and series with a view to exploring cultural stories from these areas. The call for proposals has just gone out, so if you’re a ‘veritable’ production company based in Africa wanting to tell your story or train people in film making and need some funding (doh!), make sure to kick off the process by scouring the site to see if you qualify and then rapidly getting all your ducks in the row as applications close early September and there’s lots to do before then. You know how the saying goes, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. We’d be interested to hear who, if anyone, manages to get some funding, so please keep us in the loop. More below: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Secretariat (ACP Secretariat) launches a call for proposals financed by the “ACP-EU cooperation support programme for the ACP cinema and audiovisual sectors”, to support projects in the intra-ACP cinema and audiovisual fields, aiming at contributing to the development and structuring of the ACP States’ cinema and audiovisual industries, so that they can create and distribute their own images more effectively. It also aims to enable more promotion of cultural diversity, the networking of ACP cultural identities and intercultural dialogue. The current call for proposals will award grants to three types of Actions in the cinema and audiovisual fields: – Production projects of cinema and audiovisual (television) works (Lot 1) – Promotion, distribution, dissemination and networking of the cinema and audiovisual sector in the ACP States (Lot 2) – Professional development and training of ACP professionals in the cinema and audiovisual sector projects (Lot 3) The full Guidelines for applicant can be consulted on the Programme website (http://www.acpfilms.eu), and on the EuropeAid Calls for proposals and tenders website (http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding-opportunities/index_fr.htm). he deadline for submission of proposals is 5 September 2008. Kind use of image – thanks to Turkairo according to Creative Commons BY...

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BE at the Million Man March on Tuesday
Jun07

BE at the Million Man March on Tuesday

Men, women and every citizen that can make it, 3 days to go to the Million Man March against in Tshwane on Tuesday the 10th of June 2008! Find out everything you need to know about the Million Man March by clickign here. REPRESENT! The objectives of the march are: The Million Man March is an anti-crime initiative formed as a direct response to the unacceptable levels of crime in South Africa. The March aims to: *Unite all South Africans against crime, crime can only be defeated if confronted with a collective will, a combined commitment and a united plan of action.The March endeavours to empower people who feel helpless, vulnerable and alone by giving them a specific time and place to join together with others, and provide them with a voice against that which they fear the most. *The March will call on the Government of the Republic of South Africa to act decisively on the crisis of crime in South Africa. Urgent attention needs to be given to combating crime, more resources need to be allocated to our police, with efficient mechanisms put in place to combat corruption. *Law abiding citizens have the constitutional right to have an efficient justice system to support them. We want to call on the people of South Africa to recognise that we are part of the solution. We call on each and every individual to take responsibility of his or her actions. *We aim to challenge the perceptions that our society has about crime and use this opportunity to engage government, business, religious groups and individuals that this is the platform to launch and extensive and aggressive MORAL REGENERATION PROGRAMME. *Remind one another that there is a lot to celebrate about our country and need to make sure that the negativity of crime does not take away from all the good that has been accomplished. *The integrity of the march is dependent on the peacefulness of its nature. It is scheduled and planned to take place within the boundaries of the law. *This march is for all citizens of South Africa who feel passionate about making a positive contribution towards the country, it will not be used as a platform to advance political or financial...

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“Together” the anti-X advert
May30

“Together” the anti-X advert

The cheesy and wobbly “Together” soundtrack suggests it’s been thrown together quickly – it’s a pity as it weakens the desired ‘pull factor’ needed for the potency of the message, but it’s great to see a selection of famous faces standing up for one people, one continent. We’re just wondering where the diversity is. Ma Lilian Dube brings in some OOMPH, she certainly has the strongest most believable presence and Lira the best singing voice… and is that Louise Carver we hear and see shakily representin’ in the background? Nevertheless, we need all hands on deck, so good on Leo Burnett, SABC and Mind Fox for moving fast. “Anti-Xenophobia, Dr. Khumalo, Lillian Dube, Lira, Pabi Moloi, Nthati Moshesh, Zonke, Louise Carver, Timothy Maurice Webster,Lebo Motsoeli,Sophie Ndaba, Sonia Sedibe, Bonnie Henna, Fezile Makhanya, Public Service Announcement, PSA Johannesburg, Leo Burnett, Mind Fox Productions” Watch the video below....

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