Promotion of Arts in the Media
Brenda Sisane is a broadcaster with remarkable radio and television credentials attained over 18 years as both radio and television broadcaster.
She draws from her personal philosophy that we are as good as we want to be, and subscribes to the notion that “experience is what you do with what happens to you.” Her programme, ‘The Art Of Sunday’ on Kaya FM can be likened to a healer’s brew for its spirituals, or maybe even a strange fruit for its positively fueled surprises. The radio terrain has been hers to divine ever since the days of Radio Bop. I’m a mere music facilitator who believes it is possible to play various tunes alongside one another and create perfect harmony…if done right…this is our constant drive with every show. Brenda is the founder of Spin Production, Spin Foundation and Pina Ya Thari.
Tumi Sedumedi’s career in journalism began in 2005 at the SABC where she started out as an intern in the TV newsroom.
6 months into her internship, Weekend Live began and she joined the team as an intern producer. As soon as the internship was complete, Weekend Live hired her as insert producer and production assistant. A few months later she moved onto producing live interviews and performances on the programme while still producing inserts and other forms of recorded content. In July of 2012 ‘The Art Bulletin’ was introduced.
Tumi presents the bulletin, which in 8 minutes gives a report on what's happening in, to and with SA's Arts, Creative, Lifestyle and Culture industries.
Arts and culture entrepreneur Kgauhelo Dube has launched the The Long Story Short – African Literature Goes Digital project in an effort to promote the culture of reading and writing, and promote material by African writers.
The idea is that instead of having the prose only in the written form the word is read by some of the people who are leading in the performing arts. The initiative features actors reading a short story or excerpt from a novel by an African writer at a public event, followed by a discussion. The readings are then packaged into literary podcasts for mobile and online platforms.