Producers from the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, and North West are invited to submit a proposal for a 23-minute documentary to by Friday, 18 August.

The documentary has to relay a message that is proudly South African. No less than 15% of the dialogue must be in languages other than English, which is unique to the province.

Proposal requirements include:

  • A detailed treatment of the proposed documentary;
  • A description of the locations where the documentary is to be shot and the names of individuals to be interviewed;
  • Proposed name/s of the presenter or commentator, if any;
  • Production budget incorporating a detailed description of personnel, equipment, and resource requirements; and
  • Information that confirms that the key personnel working on the documentary are based in the province concerned.

Production company requirements include:

  • will accept programme proposals only from South African production companies that have a registered business address in the province concerned; and
  • The production company must provide proof of previous productions completed.

All programme proposals from production companies must include the following information:

  • Name, address, and telephone numbers of the person representing the company for purposes of the proposal;
  • Name and registration number of the production company;
  • Registered address of the company;
  • Names, race, and gender of shareholders of production company;
  • Names, race, and gender of directors of production company; 
  • Names, race, and gender of senior personnel at the production company and their positions;
  • Details of training initiatives engaged in by the production company over the past 12 months;
  • Showreel of previously produced content; and
  • A copy of the company’s BEE verification certificate.

Producers must submit the proposal and all supporting documentation to

The submission deadline is at 17:00 on Friday, 18 August. If no feedback is received on a submission from by 17:00 on Thursday, 31 August, participants need to consider their application unsuccessful.

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