INVITATION: Telling Africa’s Stories: The Business of Innovation, Collaboration and Creativity

  • DATE

    28 September 2022

  • TIME

    18:00 - 19:30

  • VENUE

    Online

The University of Pretoria (UP) Alumni Office invites you to join the next instalment of our LeadUP: Alumni Thought Leadership Conversations, titled ‘Telling Africa’s Stories: The Business of Innovation, Collaboration and Creativity’.

Ms Noxolo Dlamini, UP alumnus and star of Netflix’s 'Jiva!' series; Prof David Medalie, Director of UP’s Creative Writing Unit; Mr James Ngcobo, Artistic Director, Joburg City Theatres; and Ms Allison Triegaardt, Manager, Netflix Grow Creative Africa will be in conversation with journalist and strategic communications practitioner Ms Sebenzile Nkambule.  

During this discussion you will gain insight into:

  • Current and future trends in global and African storytelling;
  • The effect that new media (such as streaming platforms) and technology (immersive technology and AI) are having on the creative industry;
  • How audience viewing patterns are changing; and
  • The challenge of achieving commercial success and delivering compelling storytelling across platforms, from television to books to the stage. 

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