The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has issued its ninthRequest for Proposals (RFP) book. This is a milestone for the organisation as the value of the ninth RFP book is more than R600 million making it the largest RFP book issued by the SABC for local content to date.
“As a public service broadcaster, our focus will be to ensure that there is equitable distribution amongst the provinces in terms of allocating work. This will be done to make sure that the process is inclusive of all South Africans and those diverse and never before stories can be told,” said COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. He said the SABC was looking at having its own ‘production house’ in the future”.
With the new RPF Book, the corporation is committed to providing the South African public with a wide range of high quality local programmes that reflect the diverse cultures, languages, life experiences, interests and needs of its audience.
“We encourage producers and production companies from all provinces in South Africa to submit their ideas as a way of fostering a broad vibrant local production industry outside of Johannesburg. The SABC is committed to ring-fence briefs specifically aimed at promoting regional diversity, contributing towards job creation and empowerment of youth and black women,” it said in a statement.
For the first time, the SABC will use preferential scoring criteria for ring-fenced briefs. Parties wishing to access the book electronically can log onto to www.sabc.co.za/commissioning. Hard copies of the RFP book are available at all SABC provincial offices. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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