Part 1- LOCAL CONTENT, LOCAL INDUSTRY
Local TV enriches lives by developing local content, and in the same breath, local talent. Through the launch of local shows, local producers are provided with a platform from which to tell authentic South African stories; and in the words of producer Phatu Makwavela – another one of those kids – are doing something “magical” through their advancement of local content.
Part 2- CREATING IT EXCELLENCE WHILE ADVANCING WOMEN
The ICT Academy was created in answer to the IT skills gap in South Africa. Empowering young South Africans – especially young women – with good and relevant skills enables them to contribute to their communities, instead of suffering the humiliation of receiving hand-outs from them. They are provided with the opportunity to further their careers, become part of the digital economy, and to make a difference to their country. Also, the ICT Academy offers an internationally recognised qualification, allowing students to write both national and international exams, further broadening their possibility for achievement.