22 October 2009
The National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) has done it again. In 2007 NEMISA scooped 4 awards and in 2008 two awards. In front of a capacity crowd at awards ceremony held at Museum Africa – Newtown on 21 October 2009, NEMISA students were recognised among their peers. They walked away with 4 awards in 2 categories.
The NEMISA radio students excelled in the broadcast and television category: Sweetness Molapo came third, Thabo Mlangeni came second and the first prize was awarded to Sibusiso Banda. The first prize included a bursary to the value of R 10 000. Sibusiso Banda said: “This award has opened doors for me, and has made it possible for me to further my skills in radio, and in communications”. The students’ submissions included Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and an advert. These submissions included a script; a short profile, motivation and an audio CD.
Reggie Ralitabo and Mohau Kwebu who are television students at NEMISA submitted a short documentary called Jozi Maboneng which they co-produced and directed. The 3 minute documentary captures the dark side of Johannesburg, showing the views of the less privileged who are living in this big city. Reggie Ralitabo said: “I am proud to be recognised for our work, and hope this is the first of many awards to come”.
The fourth annual CIT:Y Festival was organised by the City of Joburg - Directorate: Arts, Culture and Heritage, Arts Alive and the MTN SA Foundation. It has given recognition to the NEMISA students in the Film and Broadcasting categories.
The Head of Business Development and Marketing, Simphiwe Ngcobo commented: “NEMISA has been developing talent from previously disadvantaged communities since 2000, this is a very proud moment for us”. NEMISA is open for 2010 bursary applications until 31 October 2009. If you are interested in developing your talent or learn more about NEMISA please visit www.nemisa.co.za or call 011 4840583.
For further enquiries and photographs, please contact Victoria Tau on email@example.com or 011 484 0583.