AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy

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Coordinates: 33°55′54″S 18°28′06″E / 33.93167°S 18.46833°E / -33.93167; 18.46833

AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy
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MottoSada tanisens gera kuru da
Motto in English
Our actions create us
FounderGarth Holmes, Bata Passchier, Deon Opperman
South Africa
CampusJohannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Gaborone

AFDA is a school that offers courses in film, television, performance, business innovation and technology, radio and podcasting. It has campuses located in Auckland Park, Johannesburg; Observatory, Cape Town; Durban North, Durban; Central, Port Elizabeth and Gaborone in Botswana.[1][2] It offers higher certificates, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees. These include a Higher Certificate in Film, Television and Entertainment Production, a Higher Certificate in Radio and Podcasting, a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance, a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture Medium, a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a BA Honours in Motion Picture Medium, a BA Honours in Live Performance and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA).

International recognition[edit]

At the 33rd annual Student Academy Awards, in June 2006, the AFDA production Elalini, directed by Tristan Holmes, won the Honorary foreign award.[3][4] In addition, Ongeriewe was nominated as a finalist in the Cour de Metrage professional short-film category at the Cannes Film Festival of 2006.[5][6] AFDA is a full member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison de Ecoles de Cinema de Television). AFDA Co-founder and Chairman Mr. Garth Holmes is in his second 4-year term as President of the CILECT African Region (CARA).[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "CILECT".
  2. ^ "SAQA".
  3. ^ "Student Oscar winners named -".
  4. ^ "Bizcommunity | Daily business news, companies, jobs and events across 19 industries in South Africa".
  5. ^ "IOL Entertainment - Latest Celeb, Showbiz, Movie & TV News".
  6. ^ [1][dead link]


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