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Partner with Umuzi to transform your digital talent pipeline.

South African companies have to transform. Many companies are scrambling to meet the the more stringent BBBEE requirements, which come into effect in 2018. Too often, BBBEE Skills Development and Enterprise Development budgets get wasted on meeting these minimum targets, rather than contributing to true transformation and developing diverse, world-class talent.

Umuzi is a unique organisation that is partnering with leading South African companies in order to use BBBEE Skills and Enterprise Development budgets, SETA funding, and SARS tax rebates, to build a sustainable talent pipeline for scarce skills. We’ve built successful partnerships with Investec, FCB, Native VML, King James, FoxP2, and many more creative and tech industry leaders.

What makes Umuzi different: Companies partner with Umuzi to find and train high-potential young people on our SETA accredited learnership programme

  • We are demand driven: we work with leading companies, like yours, to understand your creative and tech skills shortages, and match these to talent with our learnership programme:
  • We produce highly-skilled, employable graduates: 80% of our graduates get jobs at top employers.
  • We train relevant, scarce skills: we produce junior employees with these skills…
  • Multimedia Storytelling: content producers specialising in either videography or motion graphics.
  • Creative: conceptual designers and copywriters
  • Coding: full-stack developers versed in JS and Node.JS
  • Strategy: business analysts with a focus in digital strategy and user experience design.
  • Data / analytics: currently piloting..
  • We are a BBBEE level-1 content producer: we do professional creative work for leading agencies and brands.
  • Our programmes are cost effective: we work with companies to take advantage of SETA learnership funding and SARS tax rebates to ensure our programmes are affordable and sustainable.

Contact us to transform your digital talent pipeline: andrew.levy@umuzi.org

Want to learn more? We’d love to talk to you to see how we might partner to build a talent pipeline for your specific needs.

Here is some more information about Umuzi and our learnership programme:

  1. About Umuzi
  2. About our learnership
  3. What you need to know about the MAC Charter Skills Development
  4. What you need to know about SARS learnership tax rebate

Ofentse Mwase is a filmmaker who grew up in the great city of Rustenburg in the North West Province, and now resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ofentse’s infatuation with film and cameras started in 2005 and led to his enrolment at AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) to study film and cinematography. Ofentse graduated with an Honours Degree in Cinematography in 2011.

Ofentse was voted AFDA Best Cinematographer of 2010 for this work on the Short film IGOLIDE, shot on 16mm Kodak film. Further accolades include a nomination for AFDA Best Cinematography for his work on the short film “The Hajji” shot in in 2011.Thato, a Sterkinekor commercial shot in 2011 on 35mm Kodak Film by Ofentse was also nominated for the prestigious Loerie Award and went on to win a Silver Loerie in the Student Commercials category.

Greatest Achievement thus far as a Music Video director was winning Music Video of the Year in the 2017 South African Music Awards (SAMA) for his video for Miss Pru titled Ameni.

With over 9 years experience in Film, Commercials and Music Videos, Ofentse is set to be one to look out for in the South African film industry as he continues to be involved in great projects for TV and Commercials.

Here are Ofentse’s achievements thus far:

Awards

  • Best Film: ISAZELA (2009 Joburg Arts Festival)
  • Best Cinematographer: IGOLIDE (AFDA 2010 Awards)
  • Nominated for Best Cinematography: The Hajji (AFDA 2011 Awards)
  • Best Film: The Hajji (AFDA 2011 Awards)
  • Best Commercial: Thato (AFDA 2011 Awards)
  • Silver Loerie: Thato (Loerie Awards 2012)
  • Official Selection: The Hajji (Durban International Film Festival 2013)
  • Best Music Video: Lundi – Noma Sekutheni Na (Crown Gospel Awards 2014)
  • Best Music Video: Roll Up – Emtee (Metro FM Awards 2016)
  • Best Music Video: Miss Pru – Ameni (SAHHA 2016)
  • Music Video of the Year: Miss Pru – Ameni (SAMA 2017)
  • Best Short Film: Durban International Film Festival 2017 – The Hangman
  • Best Short Film: Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017 – The Hangman
  • Sembene Ousman Award of Excellence: Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017 – The Hangman

Ofentse Mwase is Umuzi’s ‘Creative Crush’ today – we are celebrating the work that goes beyond the hype. Couldn’t think about anyone else than Uncle Scrooch. He is changing the visual game in South Africa and he doesn’t seem to be stopping soon. Well done Ofentse for all your achievements, you are an amazing inspiration to the future of this country. To see the incredible work of Ofentse Mwase follow him here —-> FacebookTwitterInstagramVimeoYoutube.

We’re excited to announce that the exhibition, which continues to be a celebration and exploration of language will be showcased at 2 Gordon Street, Gardens as part of the Cape Town First Thursdays programme

Umuzi is once again partnering with AFROPUNK to offer up a thought-provoking exploration of language in Southern Africa as a complex singularity – a river system in a dynamic flow full of all the different styles of speech around us, and their graphic representation in different systems of writing, not just the Roman alphabet that we learn at school, but the writing systems that are indigenous to this continent.

The RINGA! exhibition is curated by Umuzi, showcasing the diverse artistry and interpretations of the theme by young South African artists within the Umuzi community. Through their work, they interrogate the relationships between the visual and oral of language in this region of the world.

Language has always been an undeniable cornerstone of how we express, communicate and understand each other. It’s how we embrace one another and determine if we are heard and listened to.

Language shapes how we define the world around us and most importantly how we align our true selves to certain beliefs and values. Come join us this Thursday and uncover exciting artworks that speak to both official and nonofficial everyday language, from Is’Camtho and Tsotsitaal to IsiMpondro and Tshivenḓa, incorporating various writing systems, such as isiBheqe Sohlamvu (Ditema tsa Dinoko), Adinkra symbols of West Africa, the Mandombe script of Congo, the Zẖȝ n Mdw-Nṯr of ancient Egypt, or the Jawi ajami for writing Afrikaans in Arabic characters.

Ringa! is bringing language to the fore in a way you’ve never seen before. Be sure to make your way to this First Thursday as we exhibit unusual reflections on taal in sound and image.

RSVP to the event HERE!