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The year 2015 ended on an interesting note for the Eastern Cape Information Technology Initiative (ECITI)
and its partners in the film sector.
Having hosted the inaugural Eastern Cape Film Festival in August and three successful Eastern Cape Film Forum film screenings and workshops in Queenstown (Chris Hani), Stutterheim (Amathole) and Uitenhage (Nelson Mandela Bay)
EC-based online TV station...COMING SOON!
East London-based multimedia production company, Vamuch Trading and Projects, promises to shape the Eastern Cape's media landscape with its online TV station, Mpuma TV.
11th ANNUAL ICT SUMMIT
The ECITI team and its incubated enterprises participated in the 11th annual Eastern Cape ICT Summit which was held at the East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) from 4th-5th November 2015. Read More
ECITI incubated enterprise owner Khanyisa Ngewu was named one of the winners of the 2015 Women in ICT Awards announced at a business breakfast hosted at the East London ICC on 05 November.
Queenstown entrepreneurs eagerly anticipate ECITI's Chris Hani satellite office, set to officially launch in January 2016.
ECITI executive manager Mncedi Mgwigwi explains that the expansion is a strategic move that will propel ECITI towards realising its bold mandate which calls for promoting ICT infrastructure development throughout Eastern Cape's districts.
Make sure to make your
calendars for the following events:
Chris Hani office launch | January 2016 (TBC)
Queenstown - No. 2 corner Griffith & Owen Streets, ECDC Building
ICT in Agriculture Conference 2016 | 17th of March 2016
Summerstrand, North Campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth | Contact person: Samantha Ludick
PROGRAMME IN 2015
Gugulethu ICT Centre
Miso Media House
PROGRAMME IN 2016
Ubuntu Bam Production
Backlight Keyboard Technologies
Director of Kasana Computing
School and Repair Centre,
"I strongly believe that start-up entrepreneurs can benefit from the ECITI incubation programme. Ever since joining the programme in 2013, I have learnt how to integrate business ethics into my daily operations."
ECITI HELPS STAGE LOCAL PRODUCTIONS
South African film "Hard to Get" lead actress Thishiwe Ziqubu was spotted at the third installment of the Eastern Cape Film Forum (ECFF) Film and Screening Workshop held at the ECITI Queenstown satellite office
Our incubation programme is designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies in the ICT, film and media industries.
The year 2015 proved to be an interesting one for provincial filmmakers with some ground-breaking initiatives being spearheaded by the Eastern Cape Information Technology Initiative.
Congratulations to Olga and Lulama Dlume on the birth of their sweet, healthy baby girl. Olga returned to the office on 18 January. It's great to have her back in the office after her maternity leave. We look forward to a productive year ahead with her as part of the ECITI team!
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