Professional visits will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th October. The visits including transportation are free to conference delegates with Full Registration or a Day Registation on 7th October. Choose from one of the following when you register:
e.tv and e.sat tv
e.tv is South Africa’s first private free-to-air television channel, launched in 1998. It is the largest English-medium channel in the country and the second largest overall. e.tv also has a pan-African presence through e.tv Africa, which is distributed on the DStv Africa bouquet and by local affiliates in African countries. In October 2013, e.tv launched its multichannel offering on the direct-to-home satellite platform, Openview HD. The new channels include a pan-African channel (eAfrica+), a movie channel (eMovies+), a local content channel (eKasi+) and a kiddies channel (eToonz+).
e.sat tv supplies television, mobile and online news to various channels in South Africa, across the African continent and in the United Kingdom (UK) under the brand name eNews Channel Africa (eNCA). Growing out of the success of eNews Prime Time, eNCA is South Africa’s first and most watched independent 24-hour television news channel on the DStv Platform (Channel 403). The 24-hour news service is broadcast live in the UK to over 10,5 million subscribers on the SKY digital satellite platform. In addition, eNCA provides live news bulletins to nearly three million South African viewers each night on e.tv (in English, isiZulu and Sesotho) and to 200 000 Afrikaans viewers on kykNET.
District 6 Museum
District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867, originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants. On 11 February 1966 it was declared a white area under the Group Areas Act of 1950, and by 1982, the life of the community was over. More than 60,000 people were forcibly removed to barren outlying areas aptly known as the Cape Flats, and their houses in District Six were flattened by bulldozers. The District Six Museum, established in December 1994, works with the memories of the District Six experience and with that of forced removals more generally.
Photo: Paul Grendon
University of Cape Town
UCT libraries : Special Collections and Archives contains estimated holdings of 85,000 African studies titles, including more than 26,000 pamphlets, 444 current journal titles, over 15,000 Rare Books, historical collection of 8,000 maps; over 1,500 archival manuscript collections; 6,000 sound recordings, 1,700 posters, 3,500 African films, 20,000 archival film items and 100,000 photographic items. The section has the responsibility for expanding and preserving both published and original archival material as it is the permanent archival home for the University's unique collections, as a byproduct it plays an important role in the preservation of South African national heritage.
Waterfront Film Studios
Cape Town based Waterfront Film Studios recently launched their first Digital Restoration Workflow. Source material ranging from linear analogue or digital tape format, to 16mm and 35mm film negative or print can be accommodated in this workflow. Material is converted from source format into digital files, and various picture restoration tools are then implemented in the restoration process, determined by the final product required. Restoration of audio is also accommodated, including re-recording of foley tracks as well as post sync recording if required.
More information on this initiative http://retroafrika.com/