Community Media Trust (CMT) develops and produces prime time television drama, enabling South Africa’s public broadcaster, the SABC, to fulfil their mandate of broadcasting socially relevant, local content.
CMT developed and produced Amaza, a coming-of-age youth drama series set in Muizenberg in Cape Town which dealt with issues that young people face, including teen pregnancy, gender based violence and roles and responsibilities within the changing dynamics of the South African family.
Amaza was broadcast in 2014 in prime time. The response to Amaza has been greater than expected, reaching 7.5 million South African viewers. The feedback showed that the CMT team was able to capture and entertain a SA youth audience. CMT trained and mentored new writers, directors, producers, production staff and cast through the process of creating and producing South Africa’s most watched drama series while on air.
CMT is a not-for-profit organisation that has produced HIV/AIDS and related public health education material since 1998 (Siyayinqoba!). CMT is registered as a Not For Profit Company in terms of the South African Companies Act.
CMT has a Broad-Based BEE Status as a Level 1 Contributor.
CMT’s main purpose of business is the production of all forms of media including new media (print and television, mobile, internet and interpersonal communication) for the purpose of promoting transparency accountability and democracy in all areas affecting the quality of life of communities in South Africa.
CMT’s sister company, Off the Ground Media is able to service other productions with crew, production and post.
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