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Two weeks to entry deadline for Multichoice Talent Factory Academy!

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ENTRIES continue to pour in from across the continent as thousands of hopefuls vie for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the company’s Pan-African social investment Initiative for Film & Television industry. Entries close on 5 July 2018 at 5pm CAT. Don’t miss it!

21 June: After launching The MTF initiative which will be delivered through three touchpoints: the MTF academies, Masterclasses and the MTF Portal, MultiChoice further announced calls to entry for the MTF Academy, a 12-month, fully-funded educational programme aimed at furnishing 60 deserving, young, talented people with skills to work and innovate in film and television production. The academy will take place at three regional MTF Academies based in Kenya for East Africa, Nigeria for Western Africa and Zambia for Southern African countries.

To date – the entries have been steadily pouring in however, with two weeks to go, the window period is lessening considerably for those who hope to be part of this initiative to enter. MultiChoice urges all hopeful film and TV students to visit the website today to complete their entries and submit them in order to be considered for this opportunity.

“We’re delighted to see the amount of enthusiasm this initiative has so far received by all our stakeholders. It’s important that we reach all the corners of the continent where there are undiscovered gems waiting to be cut and polished so that we display their magnificent talent therefore, we’d like to encourage anyone who want to grow their skills in the film and TV industry to visit the Talent factory website to complete the entry application form today,” says the MultiChoice Director of the MultiChoice Talent Factory, Cheryl Uys-Allie.

MultiChoice urges all aspiring young film & TV creatives to submit their applications to be selected for the MTF Academy on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com before the deadline on Thursday, 05 July 2018. Following the adjudication process, 60 post-school MTF students (20 for each region) will be selected from to hone their television and film production skills in the company of industry experts during the year-long programme that will begin on 01 October 2018.

HOW TO ENTER:

Step 1: Go to www.multichoicetalentfactory.com and register your details with an active email account. Then go to your inbox and wait for a verification email.

Step 2: Once you have received the verification email, click on the link which will take you back to the MTF website, where you will then click on the ‘Apply’ tab to start the application process.

Step 3: Once the Apply tab opens, fill in all the required information in ALL the fields (Do not forget to save each stage so that your information remains available to you). Also make sure you include/upload ALL the necessary and required documentation (FORMAT: these can be in PDF or Word doc).

Step 4: Click Save and Complete the application process.

Step 5: It’s A wrap! You will get an email in your inbox to confirm successful registration.

 Join the MTF social media conversation on the hashtag #multichoicetalentfactory and follow/join:

  • Instagram: @multichoicetalentfactory;
  • Twitter: @MCTalentFactory
  • Facebook: @multichoiceafricatalentfactory

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MultiChoice Launches the Mwatipanga Campaign;

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IN celebrating their 25th anniversary, MultiChoice Zambia has launched the #Mwatipanga Campaign.

The campaign is aimed at celebrating 25 years of Enriching Zambian Lives by recognizing the MultiChoice family; including customers, agents, installers, employees and everyone that is part of the MultiChoice Zambia family. During the campaign, which is scheduled to run from August to December 2020, customers can look forward to being part of exciting activities including free subscription, surprise giveaways and so much more. To learn more, visit the DStv and GOtv Facebook pages. 

#Mwatipanga 

 

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Beirut explosion kills New Horizons Printing Director 

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THE massive explosion that ripped through a port in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday has killed a Director of Zambia’s New Horizons Printing Press(NHPP)based in Lusaka.

A source close to the family has confirmed that his brother, Nehme was killed in the explosion as he lived near the area where it occurred.

A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others.

Shawky and Nehme are Directors of NHPP and
Shawky represents Zambia as Honorary Consul General in Beirut.

NHPP was founded in February 2000. It employs over 300 people.

The business started commercial printing such as catalogues, magazines, brochures and books and since then we have been re-investing into this industry in various diversified sectors.

NHPP also introduced state-of-the-art machineries to print paper bags packaging for application like sugar, flour and mealie meal as well as other industries.

Videos showing smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port have emerged.

Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years as the cause of the massive explosion.

 

 

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72 per cent of Zambian businesses are unable to raise funds due to COVID-19, FSD Zambia

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HIGHLIGHT results of a survey on the financial impact of COVID-19 on Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) conducted by FSD Zambia in collaboration with BFA Global show that Zambian businesses critically need working capital, with 72 per cent of businesses unable to raise funds.

This is according to a statement released by FSD Zambia Head of Communications, Eneyah Phiri.

Phiri states that the research, which was aimed at understanding the economic situation from the perspective of MSEs, shows that about 40 per cent of MSEs are seeing a significant decrease in revenues.

“The survey was also designed to assess MSE digital readiness as a method to limit the impact of COVID-19. Despite these odds, most MSEs foresee continuing operations. They are confident that their business revenue is enough for the same level of production and are optimistic about recovery” Phiri said.

As recent studies have shown, the lowest income segments are particularly vulnerable to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown. The survey by FSD Zambia and BFA Global was conducted to better understand the effects of the crisis on MSEs in the country.

Meanwhile, FSD Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Betty Wilkinson, said, “The key issue of gaps in working capital is important. So is the optimism and commitment of small firms to stay alive through the challenging COVID-19 period. FSD Zambia will be looking for options to help financial institutions grow working capital loans and expand our own Working Capital Access project to help these enterprises survive and thrive.”

The results of the survey will help FSD Zambia, Government and other financial market players to fill the gap in digital technology, to facilitate commerce not only in the time of COVID-19 but in the near future. As MSEs are encouraged to adopt the use of digital platforms, partnerships among key stakeholders of the sector should aim to improve internet connectivity issues, technological infrastructure and lower prices of digital financial services.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

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Zambia Stats

7,022 Total Cases
176 Deaths
5,667 Recovered

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