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#ACACelebratingDiversity: In conversation with Darling Film’s femme filmmakers

Bizcommunity and the ACA celebrating the state of diversity and inclusivity in the SA ad industry, as seen through the lens of Darling Film's Melina MacDonald and Lorraine Smit, winners of Gold and Silver at the recent Effie Awards and Loeries 2021 Hall of Fame winners, in conversation with fellow femme filmmakers Gale Maimane and Director Kit.

Episode 2, hosted by Rutendo Nyamuda, reveals film craft as a medium of power, empowerment, economic driver and job creation, why local and global brands should be investing in the South African film industry and the importance of diverse voices in the sector to position our region on global platforms - made possible by the ACA.

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WATCH: Digify Africa COO Qhakaza Mohare discusses Digify Pro Online program and benefits
WATCH: Digify Africa COO Qhakaza Mohare discusses Digify Pro Online program and benefits
Qhakaza Mohare, the chief operations officer at Digify Africa, a youth-led organisation at the forefront of shaping Africa’s digital future, tells us about the Digify Pro Online program and its benefits to those looking to get into the tech space.
15 Feb 2023 13:02
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LISTEN: Short courses are changing the education landscape
LISTEN: Short courses are changing the education landscape
We chat to Professor Beatrys Lacquet, the director and head of Wits Plus, about part-time Wits degrees as well as a range of business and language short courses.
10 Nov 2022 10:40
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LISTEN: Short courses are changing the education landscape
LISTEN: Short courses are changing the education landscape
We chat to Professor Beatrys Lacquet, the director and head of Wits Plus, about part-time Wits degrees as well as a range of business and language short courses.
10 Nov 2022 10:40
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LISTEN: Celebrate Deaf Awareness Month with Wits Plus
LISTEN: Celebrate Deaf Awareness Month with Wits Plus
September is Deaf Awareness Month. The Language School at Wits Plus offers courses in South African Sign Language and they have put together a series of short videos to introduce viewers to the Deaf community and culture in South Africa. We chat to Helga Louw, business development manager at Wits Plus to find out more.
20 Sep 2022 11:32
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LISTEN: Part-time degrees that still offer full-time knowledge
LISTEN: Part-time degrees that still offer full-time knowledge
Professor Beatrys Lacquet, the director and head of Wits Plus, tells us about the part-time degrees available at Wits Plus….
26 Jul 2022 16:49
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Cape Union Mart’s Odile Hufkie on The Adventure Film Challenge
Cape Union Mart’s Odile Hufkie on The Adventure Film Challenge
In this episode of BizTakeOuts, Odile Hufkie, the marketing manager of Cape Union Mart, chats about the Adventure Film Challenge, including the great opportunities it offers content creators and film makers as well as how to enter and stand a chance to win some incredible prizes!.
20 Jul 2022 11:08
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LISTEN: Wits Plus part-time degree alumni share their experiences
LISTEN: Wits Plus part-time degree alumni share their experiences
In this episode of BizTakeouts, three alumni who completed their BA degrees part-time through Wits Plus share their experiences.
6 Jun 2022 09:54
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Addressing skills shortages with the Wunderman Thompson Data Learnership Academy
Addressing skills shortages with the Wunderman Thompson Data Learnership Academy
Richard Mullins, managing director of Wunderman Thompson across Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Odwa Makhalima, analytics implementation specialist at Wunderman Thompson, and Beth Casey, country director for marketing and commerce cloud at Salesforce, discuss Wunderman Thompson’s Data Learnership Academy, how it addresses skills shortages and what the future holds for the academy and the jobs market….
12 May 2022 09:25
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U-Studio and Ola save summer as South Africans Choose Joy!
U-Studio and Ola save summer as South Africans Choose Joy!
U-Studio was tasked save summer! They weren’t going to let the gloomy outlook for 2020 ruin the joy South Africans could have over the summer. Instead, they created opportunities to celebrate the spontaneous, intentional joyful moments. It was crucial to remind South African ice cream fanatics that they were able to turn the mundane, everyday activities into joy. The team assisted OLA to drive seasonal sales and increase brand visibility across the brand’s digital touchpoints, especially Meta channels such as Facebook and Instagram. Even the challenges that the limitations of the time brought, didn’t prohibit the team from delivering standout results. Listen to the podcast to hear first-hand from the team on how they strategised and executed this brilliant campaign, creating moments for consumers to #ChooseJoy in a difficult time....
13 Apr 2022 13:47
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Vodacom and Wunderman Thompson shine light on GBV - SA’s second pandemic
Vodacom and Wunderman Thompson shine light on GBV - SA’s second pandemic
The 2020 lockdown brought about a gigantic social catastrophe in South Africa, or so-called second pandemic; namely the rise in Gender Based Violence (GBV). The numbers were alarming with a women being murdered every 3 hours in and 1 in 4 women who will experience GBV. We felt an important urge to leverage the voices of men within our business to speak up and shine the light on GBV. Part of our content strategy was to ensure mass reach on social media channels. We combined the messages from our men of influence with helpful content around how to report, self-defence, important numbers etc. We had an overwhelmingly great response from the men we approached to be a part of the campaign and take a stance. I recall every person we approached was very keen to use their voice to raise awareness, drive action against GBV. Listen to the podcast to hear first-hand from the team on how they strategised and executed this important yet brilliant campaign called “Be The Light”....
5 Apr 2022 10:32
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#MarketingMasterminds: The dream team delivering dynamic insights for KFC
#MarketingMasterminds: The dream team delivering dynamic insights for KFC
Fiona Potgieter, the COO of Yonder, and Parul Mehta, the lead customer success manager of ROI Hunter, share behind-the-scenes details about the overarching KFC eCommerce Always On campaign....
27 Jan 2022 09:24
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