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Get into the SA music industry – Jo’burg event

‘Off the heels of the South African Music Awards (SAMAS),  the country’s abuzz about music.

This month’s New Ideas for Africa session is themed ‘Music: reclaiming cultural richness’. We will be taking a look at the music industry in South Africa, focusing on matters such as barriers to entry and how to grow as an artist.

The session will be as interactive as usual so bring along your thinking hat with questions, suggestions and possible actions. Our resident NIfA muscian/producer Arlyn Culwick, Andrè Le Roux from the SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organisation) and Sifiso Ntuli, co-owner of House of Nsako will be our discussion hosts for the evening.

Please extend the invitation to all musicians and anyone interested in accessing information on the music industry.

Event details as follows:
Date: 19th May 2009
Time: 18h30 – 21h00
Venue: GIBS, Classroom 10, 26 Melville Road, Illovo
Contribution: R40 to support the costs of the event (includes light refreshment)
RSVP: Lesley at lesley@africaplusplus.org by 15th May

We look forward to a fun, inspiring and knowledge sharing evening!’

– New Ideas for Africa –

May 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Project: Sustainable energy for rural communities

Jim Kleiber is looking to build access to sustainable sources of energy for communities in rural areas by tapping into local resources.
His current plan is to identify resources available locally that could, by applying the right technologies, be used to generate energy. He interested in working with resources that might otherwise be treated or seen as waste. Part of his work will involve developing new technologies where necessary, to convert these resources into energy.
Jim hopes that these technologies will increase the self-reliance of rural communities, lower the costs of energy and help clean-up the environment.
At New Ideas for Africa (29/04/09), participants suggested Jim assess existing resources on the ground and focus on small-scale energy provision at a household or neighbourhood level. TED.com and the Shell Foundation were among the sources of research and funding highlighted.
Jim is hoping to speak with product designers and engineers next, in particular those based in Tanzania. He is going to spend some time researching waste tanks in India too.
Jim Kleiber is looking to build access to sustainable sources of energy for communities in rural areas by tapping into local resources.
His current plan is to identify resources available locally that could, by applying the right technologies, be used to generate energy. He interested in working with resources that might otherwise be treated or seen as waste. Part of his work will involve developing new technologies where necessary, to convert these resources into energy.
Jim hopes that these technologies will increase the self-reliance of rural communities, lower the costs of energy and help clean-up the environment.
At New Ideas for Africa (29/04/09), participants suggested Jim assess existing resources on the ground and focus on small-scale energy provision at a household or neighbourhood level. TED.com and the Shell Foundation were among the sources of research and funding highlighted.
Jim is hoping to speak with product designers and engineers next, in particular those based in Tanzania. He is going to spend some time researching waste tanks in India too.

– New Ideas for Africa –

May 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment


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