The Gauteng Film Partnership will aim to bring together the resources, energy and creativity of key organisations, groups, communities and individuals in order to meet the development needs of the wider Gauteng audiovisual industry and ensure that Gauteng remains an attractive location for all types of film production.

The purpose of the Gauteng Film Partnership will be to:

  • Collectively work at elevating the provincial profile of the audiovisual industry in Gauteng
  • Support GFC and industry efforts aimed at achieving targeted growth through the efficient management and coordination of the audiovisual industries in Gauteng
  • Guide the GFC on the adoption of clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  • Provide provincial wide guidance on resource allocation
  • Ensure that provincial government activities are undertaken within a participatory governance framework
  • Ensure optimal industry-wide linkages
  • Collectively lobby for a film friendly business environment
  • Provide for efficient and effective industry communication and information flows
  • Advise on provincial policy and strategy setting
  • Ensure enhanced co-ordination and linkages throughout relevant provincial departments and municipal entities on film related matters
  • Investigate, encourage and implement relevant actions to identify and disseminate best practice in respect to location filming
  • Develop focussed working groups to address specific development issues
  • Engage with public and private sector stakeholders affected by location filming in Gauteng

Representation & Membership

The Partnership will comprise members from key public sector bodies and the private, community and voluntary sectors to represent as many of the following core activities as possible:

  • new media, film, television, video, commercials and stills production
  • broadcasting, screening and distribution
  • training and education
  • location marketing, scouting and facilitation
  • research
  • logistics support
  • funding and financing
  • talent
  • scriptwriting
  • media
  • stock footage, archives and libraries
  • municipal government
  • tourism and hospitality
  • general business
  • Other (deemed necessary by the Partnership)


Members of the Partnership will:

  • Represent their area of expertise rather than their own organisation/businesses
  • Regularly communicate with people involved in their area of representation
  • Promote the development of a long-term strategic view
  • Volunteer their time freely to the Partnership and assist the Chair and any working groups that may be established on programmes and activities
  • Be invited to meetings and functions from time to time by the Partnership and/or GFC

Working Arrangements

It is envisaged that the Partnership will meet at least quarterly.

The Gauteng Film Partnership Chair will report to Gauteng Film Commission on progress and actions necessary to achieve targets through the Partnership and will complete an annual self-assessment progress report. The work of the Partnership will be administratively supported by the Gauteng Film Commission who will also provide secretariat for the Partnership.

Submission of nominations

Each nomination containing a brief motivation and short biographical outline/ resumé must be submitted in writing, must be signed by the nominator(s) and must be accompanied by the written acceptance of the person nominated.

Each nomination will be acknowledged within 10 days of receipt.

Nominators may make as many nominations as they wish.

Comments and nominations for membership to the Gauteng Film Partnership should be sent in writing to Siyabonga Mngoma, Stakeholder Relations Manager by fax 011 833 0282, or mail or courier by close of business 29 April 2011

Appointment of Members

A working group with representation from the industry will be established to assess nominations and advise the GFC on a final shortlist. The shortlist will be circulated for public comment before final appointments are made.


Siyabonga Mngoma
Stakeholder Relations Manager
56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 11 833 0409
Fax: +27 (0) 11 833 0282 / 0865055773
Cell: +27 (0) 83 455 9688