MIP Africa, the foremost global industry event renowned for fostering creativity and collaboration, is proud and delighted to announce its partnership with iKasi Creative Media, a non-profit organization committed to providing professional digital media training to rural youth. This strategic alliance symbolizes a shared vision to empower and uplift aspiring talents from underserved communities, catalysing positive change within the entertainment industry.

This picture was taken during the Incubator programme. In this picture we see one of our current students Prudence Hansen Cape Town

At the heart of MIP Africa‘s mission lies a firm belief in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion. Acknowledging the immense potential residing within untapped talent, MIP Africa has sought out a partnership with iKasi Creative Media, an organization recognized for its unwavering dedication to reaching out to rural youth through industry-linked training programs. This collaboration aims to dismantle barriers and foster a more equitable and inclusive entertainment landscape by providing opportunities for those who have traditionally been underrepresented.

“We are thrilled to partner with iKasi Creative Media in our mission to drive empowerment among rural youth in the creative industries,”. “This collaboration highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion, and together, we aim to provide opportunities and create a more equitable entertainment landscape”

says Martin Hiller, Event Director of FAME Week Africa, built by RX Africa

The partnership between MIP Africa and iKasi Creative Media brings together two organizations committed to nurturing emerging talent and providing avenues for growth and success. By combining their respective expertise and resources, they will establish a dynamic platform that opens doors for aspiring talents to access world-class training and connect with industry professionals. This platform will also serve as a global stage where these talents can showcase their skills and creativity.

Through this transformative partnership, MIP Africa aims to contribute to the growth and development of the entertainment industry by supporting initiatives that empower underprivileged communities. By providing iKasi Creative Media with a prominent platform to showcase its impactful work, MIP Africa seeks to inspire and encourage other industry stakeholders to join forces in bridging the opportunity gap and championing diversity within the creative realm.

“At iKasi, we believe in building bridges and leaving no one behind. Through our collaboration with MIP Africa, we can connect rural youth to the tools and technology they need to become empowered creators. This partnership opens doors for our students and showcases the incredible work they produce.”

Lamise Inglis, Director of iKasi Creative Media, expresses her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating,

The partnership between MIP Africa and iKasi Creative Media signifies a joint commitment to transforming the lives of young talents from underserved communities, fostering creativity, and shaping a brighter future for the entertainment industry. By amplifying the voices and talents of rural youth, they will unleash a powerful movement that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, and shapes the future of entertainment.

MIP Africa is eagerly embarking on this collaborative journey with iKasi Creative Media, fully poised to ignite a lasting change within the industry. With a shared vision and dedication to empowering rural youth, they will work hand in hand to create opportunities, provide training, and foster an inclusive and thriving creative landscape.

This picture was taken during the Incubator programme. In the picture from the left is Zubair Taylor (from Cape Town), Shahida Jooste (from Vredenberg), Duwayne Murphy (from Oudtshoorn), Melt Van Der Spuy (Camera operations Facilitator) and Matthew Kotze (from Saldanha).

As they move forward together, MIP Africa and iKasi Creative Media invite other industry stakeholders, businesses, and individuals to join their cause and support the empowerment of rural youth. Through collective efforts, they aim to bridge the opportunity gap and create a vibrant and diverse entertainment industry that reflects the richness and talent of all communities.

With this partnership, MIP Africa and iKasi Creative Media are set to make a significant impact, not only in the lives of the young talents they empower but also in the broader creative landscape of Africa. By nurturing creativity, fostering inclusion, and championing diversity, they are shaping a future where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique voice to the world of entertainment.

This picture was taken during the Incubator programme. In this picture we see one of our current students Brandon Marcus from Saldanha

This year’s FAME Week Africa promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with exciting speakers, panel discussions, workshops and networking events. The event will be held from 3-10 September 2023 in Cape Town, with the MIP Africa marketcontent sessions and exhibitions taking place at the CTICC from 4-6 September. Various events will be held throughout Cape Town during the week.

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Whether you’re a musician, filmmaker, or television professional, FAME Week Africa is the place to be. With a wide range of panels, workshops, and networking events on offer, this is your chance to connect with some of the most innovative and dynamic players in the entertainment industry So what are you waiting for? Register today and secure your spot at one of Africa’s premier entertainment events!