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					REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
       SITHENGI 2006



                               From
                 THE
             CONTENT
                 HUB
 EDUCATION   DRAMA          REVERSIONING
 RELIGION    ENTERTAIMENT   R&D BRIEFS
 FACTUAL     CHILDREN
                                SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO THE CONTENT HUB
The guiding principles for all programmes commissioned by SABC TV are shaped by the SABC’S various
Broadcasting Policies and SABC Board policy, goals and objectives and the respective positioning of the
Channels.

COSTS/RIGHTS

Please submit a budget with each proposal with each response to a RFP as per your concept. The SABC is
open to negotiation around co-productions and the licensing of local content.

HOW WE ASSESS PROPOSALS
In addition to the SABC’s policies for procurement, we use the following criteria in assessing proposals. Also
read the Channel’s and genres specific criteria.

a) FIT TO CHANNEL

Does the concept and idea fit with channel strategy and positioning? Will this idea be effective in
achieving the channel's targets?

b) AUDIENCE APPEAL

Will this idea work for our audiences in this slot? Will it strengthen the channel's relationship to viewers?

c) UNIQUE VALUE

What is the quality and value of the content being offered? Is it mandate, branding, financial or
competitive value?

d) CAPACITY

Is there the capacity to execute the idea? What is the company profile and does it demonstrate a
commitment to equity and affirmative action?

e) FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY

Is the budget aligned to the idea? Is it affordable? Is there value for money? Is this the most efficient idea?



TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMITTING PROGRAMME PROPOSALS

a) Submission of programme proposals is based on the unconditional acceptance of all the terms and
   conditions contained in this document, and the proposer undertakes to be bound by all terms and
   conditions stated in this invitation.
b) Interested parties may respond to any of the programme needs set out in the Request for Proposals.
   When more than one proposal is submitted, each proposal must be clearly marked and separate from
   any other.
c) Proposals submitted without a completed proposal submission form, submission agreement and a
   budget will not be processed for evaluation.
d) Late submissions will not be accepted.
e) Proposals will not be returned to Producers once the commissioning process is complete.
f) All unsuccessful proposals will be destroyed once the commissioning process is complete.
g) All information on the proposal submission forms must be correct.




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COSTS OF THE PROPOSAL

All costs incurred in the preparation and submission of programming proposals must be borne by the
proposer. Under no circumstances will the SABC be liable for meeting any of these costs.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS

Subject to the principle that the SABC may disclose such information as it considers necessary for the
purpose of transparency and fairness, the Corporation will use its best endeavors to keep confidential the
programming proposals which are submitted for consideration. However, the Corporation will not be liable for
the disclosure of this information to any person who is not authorised to receive such information.
Scriptwriters/authors may not, therefore, hold the Corporation liable if any other person uses their ideas or
proposals. See Submission Agreement.

EQUITY AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

SABC Ltd has three key priorities with respect to the development and transformation of the local production
industry: Black economic empowerment (BEE), skills development, and the economic development and
international competitiveness of the industry.

BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Programme commissioning and acquisition are assessed using the following dimensions: Company
ownership; company employment equity profile; and empowerment profile of the key personnel used on the
production.

Empowerment of black South Africans (African, Coloured and Indian) and women in general is considered
for all three dimensions. SABC Ltd will increase its investment on black-empowered companies by giving
weight to the black empowerment criteria in the sourcing and selection of proposals, ring-fencing budgets for
empowerment companies, and by sub-contracting parts of long-running commissioning contracts to small,
especially black companies.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

SABC Ltd works with industry stakeholders to identify sets of skills that require development and uses
contracts to promote training and development in these areas. It requires producers with large or long-term
contracts to engage in training and empowerment processes, and provides direct support for skills
development initiatives.

INDUSTRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

To achieve diversity and economic development in the local production industry, SABC Ltd:
           • Spreads work to a diversity of companies while leveraging the benefits of consolidation;
           • Support and facilitates international collaboration and investment in local programming;
           • Encourage and facilitates innovative financing partnerships for local production; and
           • Is increasingly open to new business models in which risk and benefits can be shared.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

In order for a programme proposal to be considered and evaluated, ALL documents requested and
information required, without exception, must be provided by the deadline. The key documents and
information required are stated below. Failure to give all the necessary information and documents or the
furnishing of any false or misleading statement will disqualify the proposal from being considered.

Please note that producers may not engage Commissioning Editors during the tendering process in terms of
the content and treatment of their proposals. Queries regarding process may be addressed to the
Commissioning Unit.

FIVE COPIES of the Proposal must be submitted. ALL INFORMATION MUST BE TYPED. Hand written
submissions will not be accepted.




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EACH COPY OF THE PROPOSAL MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

1.   Submission Form
2.   Concept and Treatment
3.   Company Profile
4.   Budget
5.   Submission Agreement Form

1.      SUBMISSION FORM
           ALL details must be completed on the Submission Form
           Please note that the synopses of your Proposal and Company Profile do not replace a fuller
           treatment within the body of the Proposal.
           The Submission Form must be attached at the front of each copy of the Proposal.


2.      CONCEPT AND TREATMENT
        Concept and Treatment must contain:
           A statement of goals that may be achieved with the programme/series
           An outline of the creative elements and treatment including talent/presenters
           Evidence that the programme subject has been well researched

3.      COMPANY PROFILE
        The Company Profile should include ownership, all stakeholders, BEE profile and policy as well as
        RFP CVs of team members who will work operationally on the project.

4.      BUDGET
          A summary of the Production Budget is all that is required at this stage.
          The price given for each programme in the RFP is a guide only and may change once SABC
          production budgets have been confirmed for the period.
          All programme budgets are subject to evaluation by SABC TV RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
          Producers who are offered contracts will be obliged to present comparative quotations for
          facilities including SABC Henley.

5.      SUBMISSION AGREEMENT FORM
        The Submission Agreement Form should be read, understood and signed.

6.      PROPOSAL FORMAT
           Proposals must be presented on A4 paper in Portrait format, stapled in the top left-hand
           corner.
           Do not waste your money on expensive bindings, cardboard backings and plastic covers! These
           are simply removed as the Proposals are collated by genre, photocopied and bound into book
           format for the short listing process.
           FIVE copies of each proposal must be sealed securely in one envelope, with the identification
           label attached to the outside of the envelope
           All proposals should be delivered to:
            Thami Nyembe
            SABC TV Office Block
            10th floor
            Artillery Rd
            Auckland Park
        •   All proposals must be submitted on the date stipulated in the RFP between 09h00 and 14h00
            Proposals sent by mail or courier are at producer’s own risk and RFP’s should reach us no later
            than the stipulated deadline
            RFP’s may NOT be faxed or emailed to the SABC
            Late deliveries will not be accepted

7.      CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT
        • All RFP’s received by the SABC will be issued with a RECEIPT NUMBER
        • Producers must ensure that they receive a written receipt for each individual RFP
        • The receipt number must be quoted at all times in future communications pertaining to the RFP
          between the SABC and the Producer.

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   FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE SUBMISSION
REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF
                 YOUR PROPOSAL.

ABREVIATIONS/ KEYS
S1                                  SABC 1
S2                                  SABC 2
S3                                  SABC 3
EDU                                 EDUCATION
ENT                                 ENTERTAINMENT
FACT                                FACTUAL
REL                                 RELIGION
DRA                                 DRAMA
STV                                 SCHOOL TV
T5                                  TAKE 5
MAG                                 MAGAZINE
CHILD                               CHILDREN
CPM                                 COST PER MINUTE
RFP                                 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
SPO                                 SPORT



        FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE RFPS, PLEASE CONTACT:
                         DAVID MAKUBYANE
                       COMMISSIONING MANAGER
                             011 714 5729

                                 Or
                          THAMI NYEMBE
                      COMMISSIONING ASSISTANT
                            011 714 5066

                        commissioning@sabc.co.za




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PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM

RFP NO.:                                  Genre:                       Channel:

Working Title:
Company Name:
Contact Name:                                        Position:
Telephone :                                          Cell:
e-mail:                                              Fax:
Postal Address:



Street Address:

PROPOSAL SYNOPSIS:




No. of Episodes:                   Minutes per Episode:                Total Minutes:
Cost per Episode:                                            Total Budget:
Cost per Minute:
SYNOPSIS OF COMPANY PROFILE:
(A) Number of Permanent Employees
(B) Number of Permanent Black (African, Indian, Coloured) Male Employees
(C) Number of Permanent Black (African, Indian, Coloured) Female Employees
(D) % of Shareholders Equity owned by Black Males (African, Indian, Coloured)
(E) % of Shareholders Equity owned by Black Females (African, Indian, Coloured)
(F) % of Shareholders Equity owned by White Male
(G) % of Shareholders Equity owned by White Female
(H) Number of Black Creatives (African, Indian, Coloured)
(I) Number of disabled employees
Company Registration Number:
VAT Registration Number:
Name:                                                Date:

Signature:                                           Receipt Number:




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                                               PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

1.   OWNER OF NEW IDEA
     SABC will receive only submitted material that is embodied in written form in hard
     copy. Facsimiles and e-mail submissions will not be considered. SABC will
     consider your submission only at your request and only with your assurance that to
     the best of your knowledge you are the sole originator of the idea and that you have
     the legal right to submit it to SABC for evaluation.

2.   CONCEPTION BY SABC
     SABC and its employees have many ideas of their own for the development of
     programs, some of which may be similar to yours. An idea that is new to you may
     be old to SABC, or similar, or identical ideas may be conceived independently.
     Accordingly, you hereby waive any claim that SABC misappropriated any ideas or
     portions of your submission in any activities in which SABC may engage in the
     future.

3.   DISCLOSURE NOT CONFIDENTIAL
     You acknowledge that SABC may disclose the idea to its employees, including
     freelance readers, to determine the value of the idea to the channel. It is understood
     that no confidential relationship is entered into by any reason of the consideration of
     your submission to SABC or by reason of any oral discussions between the SABC
     and yourself. The SABC however undertakes not to share your proposals with other
     independent producers.

4.   MODIFICATION
     The foregoing conditions may not be modified or waived except in writing signed by
     an officer of SABC.

5.   TERM
     This Release shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of signature
     and shall apply to any further ideas submitted by you to SABC during such Term.

     I HAVE READ THE SUBMISSION AGREEMENT, AND I AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS
     CONTAINED THEREIN:




     ________________________                  ___________________________
     Print Name                                Signature

     ________________________
     Date:




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                  IDENTIFICATION LABEL
                    (TO BE STUCK ON OUTSIDE OF ENVELOPE)



RFP NO.:              Genre:                       Channel:

Receipt no:

Working
title:

Company
name:

Co-
production
company
(if applicable)

Contact
                                     Position:
name:

Telephone:                           Cell:


e-mail:                              Fax:

Postal
address:




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                        SABC CORPORATE GOALS


Content


1. Ensure the SABC promotes democracy, non-racism, nation building, and empowerment
   through, news, current affairs and innovative programming that is informative, educational
   and entertainment in all official languages.


2. Ensure the SABC produces compelling, professional and authoritative news, current affairs
   and other programming that tells the South African and African story accurately, fairly and
   in balanced way to all South Africans in line with its Editorial policies and regulations of
   ICASA.


3. Ensure that the SABC reflects the World, in particular Africa, in line with its editorial policies
   and corporate goals, and plays a meaningful role in the supporting the African Renaissance
   and NEPAD.


Stakeholders


4. Create an SABC that enjoys the support and respect of its viewers, listeners, shareholder
   as well as other stakeholders.


Financial


5. Create a financially sound corporation built on a sustainable business model, and ensure
   that its assets are used in an effective and efficient way. Establish a procurement policy
   that complies with the ICT Black Empowerment Charter, and promotes ownership and the
   participation of youth, women and disabled in the broadcasting industry.




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People


6. Make the SABC a place of preferred employment by attracting, retaining and nurturing
   talent in the Corporation and the country, while ensuring appropriate compliance with the
   Employment Equity.


Technology


7. Put in place an innovative technology platform and infrastructure that will enable the SABC
   to deliver on its mandate.


Governance


8. Ensure full statutory compliance of the SABC with the Broadcasting Act, the Charter,
   Editorial policies and other relevant legislation. Put in place systems, policies and
   procedures, and systems to ensure improved business processes, achieve efficiencies and
   good governance of the Corporation.


Performance monitoring


9. Monitor, evaluate and reward performance on the implementation of the SABC Corporate
   Goals and Editorial policies.




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              ICASA LICENCE (LANGUAGE) CONDITIONS



                                          SABC 1

              FY 06/07      FY 07/08      FY 08/09      FY 09/10      FY10/11       FY 11/12

News          7h / week     7h / week     7h / week     7h / week     7h / week     7h / week
              3.5h in       3.5h in       3.5h in       3.5h in       3.5h in       3.5h in
              prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time
              30 minutes    30 minutes    30 minutes    30 minutes    30 minutes    30 minutes
              packaged      packaged      packaged      packaged      packaged      packaged
              as a single   as a single   as a single   as a single   as a single   as a single
              programme     programme     programme     programme     programme     programme
              daily         daily         daily         daily         daily         daily
Current       2h / week     3h / week     4h / week     5h / week     6h / week     7h / week
Affairs       1h in prime   1h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime
              time          time          time          time          time          time

Informal      10h / week    12h / week    14h / week    16h / week    16h / week    16h / week
Knowledge-    2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime
Building      time          time          time          time          time          time
Documentary   3h / week     3h / week     3h / week     4h / week     5h / week     5h / week
              1h in prime   1h in prime   1h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime
              time          time          time          time          time          time
Drama         24h / week    24h / week    24h / week    24h / week    24h / week    24h / week
              8h in prime   8h in prime   8h in prime   8h in prime   8h in prime   8h in prime
              time          time          time          time          time          time
              4h SA in      4h SA in      4h SA in      4h SA in      4h SA in      4h SA in
              prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time
Children’s    20h / week    20h / week    20h / week    20h / week    20h / week    20h / week

Education     10h / week    10h / week    10h / week    10h / week    10h / week    10h / week




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          NEW ICASA LICENCE (LANGUAGE) CONDITIONS



                                            SABC 2

              FY 06/07       FY 07/08       FY 08/09       FY 09/10       FY10/11        FY 11/12

News          7h / week      7h / week      7h / week      7h / week      7h / week      7h / week
              3.5h      in   3.5h      in   3.5h      in   3.5h      in   3.5h      in   3.5h       in
              prime time     prime time     prime time     prime time     prime time     prime time
              30 minutes     30 minutes     30 minutes     30 minutes     30 minutes     30 minutes
              packaged       packaged       packaged       packaged       packaged       packaged as
              as a single    as a single    as a single    as a single    as a single    a      single
              programme      programme      programme      programme      programme      programme
              daily          daily          daily          daily          daily          daily
Current       2h / week      3h / week      4h / week      5h / week      6h / week      7h / week
Affairs       1h in prime    1h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime
              time           time           time           time           time           time

Informal      18h / week     18h / week     18h / week     18h / week     18h / week     18h / week
Knowledge-    2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime
Building      time           time           time           time           time           time
Documentary   4h / week      4h / week      4h / week      5h / week      5h / week      5h / week
              1.5h      in   1.5h      in   1.5h      in   2h in prime    2h in prime    2h in prime
              prime time     prime time     prime time     time           time           time
Drama         24h / week     24h / week     24h / week     24h / week     24h / week     24h / week
              8h in prime    8h in prime    8h in prime    8h in prime    8h in prime    8h in prime
              time           time           time           time           time           time
              4h SA in       4h SA in       4h SA in       4h SA in       4h SA in       4h SA in
              prime time     prime time     prime time     prime time     prime time     prime time
Children’s    15h / week     15h / week     15h / week     15h / week     15h / week     15h / week

Education     10h / week     10h / week     10h / week     10h / week     10h / week     10h / week




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          NEW ICASA LICENCE (LANGUAGE CONDITIONS)



                                          SABC 3

              FY 06/07      FY 07/08       FY 08/09      FY 09/10      FY10/11       FY 11/12

News          7h / week     7h / week      7h / week     7h / week     7h / week     7h / week
              3.5h in       3.5h in        3.5h in       3.5h in       3.5h in       3.5h in
              prime time    prime time     prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time
              30 minutes    30 minutes     30 minutes    30 minutes    30 minutes    30 minutes
              packaged      packaged       packaged      packaged      packaged      packaged
              as a single   as a single    as a single   as a single   as a single   as a single
              programme     programme      programme     programme     programme     programme
              daily         daily          daily         daily         daily         daily
Current       5h / week     5h / week      5h / week     5h / week     5h / week     5h / week
Affairs       1h in prime   1h in prime    1h in prime   1h in prime   1h in prime   1h in prime
              time          time           time          time          time          time

Informal      11h / week    11h / week     11h / week    12h / week    12h / week    12h / week
Knowledge-    2h in prime   2h in prime    2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime
Building      time          time           time          time          time          time
Documentary   4h / week     4h / week      4h / week     5h / week     5h / week     5h / week
              1h in prime   1h in prime    1h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime   2h in prime
              time          time           time          time          time          time
Drama         24h / week    24h / week     24h / week    24h / week    24h / week    24h / week
              8h in prime   8h in prime    8h in prime   8h in prime   8h in prime   8h in prime
              time          time           time          time          time          time
              4h SA in      4h SA in       4h SA in      4h SA in      4h SA in      4h SA in
              prime time    prime time     prime time    prime time    prime time    prime time
Children’s    7h / week     7h / week      7h / week     12h / week    12h / week    12h / week




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    GUIDELINES ON DISABILITY FOR INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS




•   Include disability criteria in selecting writers for writing development schemes


•   Extend coverage of disability


•   Include disabled people as presenters, guests, studio audience members and as fictional
    characters


•   Employ disabled actors to play disabled characters


•   Give the disability angle on ‘mainstream topics’


•   Be sensitive to terminology relating to disability


•   Encourage disabled people to represent themselves


•   Increase employment by nurturing a group of disabled people working in the industry who
    could be considered


•   Include disabled contributors on non-disability issues


•   Develop links with local disability organisations


•   Feature disabled presenters without reference to their disability


•   Cast disabled actors as leads, incidental characters or as extras, not just as a plot device


•   Actively look out for disabled actors and develop them


•   Encourage agents to represent disabled people




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                        CONTENT HUB CONTACT DETAILS

       Name & Email                     Designation          Tel    Fax     Office

                             GENERAL MANAGER: CONTENT HUB
Yvonne Kgame
                                      GM: Content Hub        6475
kgamey@sabc.co.za
                                                                    6835     1021
Michelle Rees
                                     Executive Assistant     5969
reesmk@sabc.co.za
Erica Anyadike
                                     Programme Manager       5664   5992     1017
anyadikee@sabc.co.za
                           COMMISSIONING AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
Kamscilla Naidoo
                                        Head of Genre        5367            1022
naidook02@sabc.co.za
Thami Nyembe
                                   Commissioning Assistant   5066            1019
nyembet@sabc.co.za
Nomalizo Xabana
                                     Project Administrator   7466            1027
xabanazn@sabc.co.za
                                                                    5992
Ilze Nix
                                      Co-ordinator: SP       5688            1020
nixi@sabc.co.za
David Makubyane
                                   Manager: Commissioning    5729            1027
makubyanede@sabc.co.za
Karen Le roux
                                       Team Assistant        5730            1017
lerouxks@sabc.co.za
                             REVERSIONING AND REPURPOSING
Jacqui Hlongwane-Papo
                                        Head of Genre        5396
hlongwanej@sabc.co.za
Maritha Greenland
                                    Commissioning Editor     5666
greenlandm@sabc.co.za
Gail Meaker
                                   Production Co-ordinator   6330
meakerg@sabc.co.za
Gerhard Pretorius
                                           Producer          5927
pretoriusg@sabc.co.za
Hendi Mpya
                                           Producer          6633   5683   10th floor
mpyahm@sabc.co.za
Busi Sogobile
                                     Production Assistant    5962
reversioning2@sabc.co.za
Dinah Mahlabegoane
                                           Producer          5478
mahlabegoanedm@sabc.co.za
Tseko Mosifa
                                     Production Controller   6382
mosifat@sabc.co.za
Safiyya Collins                        Team Assistant
                                                             5933
collinss@sabc.co.za
                                          FACTUAL
Pat Kelly                                                           5160   9th floor
                                    Head of Genre (Acting)   5961
kellyp@sabc.co.za
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Khanya Makhanya
                            Assistant Commisioning Editor      6307
makhanyak@sabc.co.za
Gladys Mabelane
                            Assistant Commisioning Editor      6814
mabelaneg@sabc.co.za
Mpho Maringa
                            Assistant Commisioning Editor      6378
maringamr@sabc.co.za
Thando Shozi
                            Assistant Commisioning Editor      6117
shozind@sabc.co.za
Nigel Bird
                                 Commisioning Editor           5728
birdna@sabc.co.za
Madaleen (Linky) Bierman
                                 Commisioning Editor           6430
biermanm@sabc.co.za
Nhlanhla Hlongwane
                                 Commisioning Editor           5364
hlongwanens@sabc.co.za
Desmond Naidoo
                                Commissioning Editor           5375
naidoojm@sabc.co.za
Beathur Baker
                                Commissioning Editor           6049
bakerbp@sabc.co.za
Sam Solomons
                                    Team Assistant             5341
solomonss@sabc.co.za
Papi Rapoo
                                    Team Assistant             5434
rapoofs@sabc.co.za
June-Rose Mabele
                                    Team Assistant             5788
mabelejr@sabc.co.za
Danie van der Walt
                              50/50 Executive Producer         6868           B101
vanderwaltdf@sabc.co.za
Debbie Rogers
                               50/50 Specialist Producer       5151           B101
rogersde@sabc.co.za
Marianne van Heerden
                               50/50 Specialist Producer       6967           B101
vanheerdenm@sabc.co.za
Joy Parker
                           50/50 Senior Production Assistant   6621           B101
parkerje@sabc.co.za
Antoinette Terblanche
                            50/50 Programme Co-ordinator       6738           B101
terblanchea@sabc.co.za
Este Prinsloo
                                   50/50 Producer              5851           B101
prinslooe@sabc.co.za
                                       DRAMA
Kethiwe Ngcobo
                                    Head of Genre              5371           0934
ngcobok01@sabc.co.za
Andile Genge
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor     6055          9th floor
gengea@sabc.co.za
                                                                      6239
Sam Shale
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor     6317          9th floor
shalems@sabc.co.za
Mmabatho Kau
                                Commissioning Editor           6806          9th floor
kaum@sabc.co.za
Rosa Keet                       Commissioning Editor           6101           0906
keetr@sabc.co.za
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Anne Davis
                                Commissioning Editor         6356            0904
davisa@sabc.co.za
Neo Mapetla
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   5994            0933
mapetlann@sabc.co.za
Mokopi Mothoagae
                                Commissioning Editor         6558          9th floor
mothoagaem@sabc.co.za
Nirvana Singh
                                Commissioning Editor         6322            0905
singhn02@sabc.co.za
Vanessa Jansen
                                Commissioning Editor         6558          9th floor
jansenvp@sabc.co.za
Lerato Mnisi
                                   Team Assistant            6309          9th floor
minisicl@sabc.co.za
                                 ENTERTAINMENT
Pat van Heerden
                                    Head of Genre            5639            1001
vanheerdenp@sabc.co.za
Natalie Bleksley                                                             11th
                                   Project Manager           5791
bleksleyn@sabc.co.za                                                         Floor
Shanita Rathilal-Bhageloo
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   5658            1041
rathilals@sabc.co.za
Wandile Mathenjwa
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   5102            1041
mathenjwaw@sabc.co.za
Milly Summersgill
                                Commissioning Editor         6425            1034
summersgillmj@sabc.co.za
Retsepile Makamane
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   6043          10th floor
makamaner@sabc.co.za
Ryan Fortune
                                Commissioning Editor         5473          10th floor
fortunerl@sabc.co.za                                                6511
Moriti Rasefate
                                Commissioning Editor         5448            1036
rasefatem@sabc.co.za
Khulile Nxumalo
                                Commissioning Editor         5792
khulilevk@sabc.co.za
Jacqueline Rainers
                                Commissioning Editor         5447            1036
rainersj@sabc.co.za
Elize Park
                                Commissioning Editor         6370            1035
parke@sabc.co.za
Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
                                Commissioning Editor         6610            1046
letlakap@sabc.co.za
Thuli Buthelezi
                                   Team Assistant            5568            1038
buthelezitp@sabc.co.za
Nana Moloi
                                   Team Assistant            5325            1002
moloitm@sabc.co.za
                                     RELIGION
Solly Mabelane
                                    Head of Genre            2601   6064     0935
mabelaneks@sabc.co.za

Pontsho Vonya
                                   Team Assistant            6066   6064     0935

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Margaret Magagula
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   6066   6064     0935
magagulamm@sabc.co.za
Roma Thompson
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   5205   3479     0910
thompsonr@sabc.co.za
Sam Ramosa
                                Commissioning Editor         6732   3479     0911
ramosasl@sabc.co.za
Yashika Singh
                                Commissioning Editor         6963   3479     0912
singhy@sabc.co.za
Japie de Bruyn
                                Commissioning Editor         5073   3479     0909
debruynjp@sabc.co.za
                                     CHILDREN
Charles Owen
                                    Head of Genre            5019            1004
owencg@sabc.co.za
Johannah Sithole
                                   Team Assistant            6179            1005
sitholetj@sabc.co.za
Wilna van Schalkwyk
                                Commissioning Editor         5572            1031
vanschalkwykwi@sabc.co.za
Daniel Mocwagole
                                Project Administrator        7426          10th floor
mocwagoledr@sabc.co.za
Lolli Goodson
                                Commissioning Editor         6883   5492
goodsonl@sabc.co.za
Mish Molakeng
                            Assistant Commissioning Editor   6365
molakengm@sabc.co.za
Sibongile Mtyali
                            Commissioning Editor: Radio      6281           1011B
mtyalirts@sabc.co.za
Patience Mulaudzi
                                Commissioning Editor         5586            1006
mulaudzinp@sabc.co.za
Lerato Moruti
                                Commissioning Editor         5652            1006
morutil@sabc.co.za




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                          EDUCATION CONTACT DETAILS

         Name & Email                  Designation            Tel    Fax    Office

                             GENERAL MANAGER: EDUCATION
Nandipa Gila
                                      General Manager         5900
gilabn@sabc.co.za                                                            421
Caryn Rorke
                                     Executive Assistant      6937   6214
sebolaiem@sabc.co.za
Stanley Zitha
                                 Regional Radio Coordinator   6468           427
zithass@sabc.co.za
                             EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Gloria Britain
                                            Editor            5282           419
britaing@sabc.co.za
Manko Tsoehlisi
                                    Project Manager Radio     6434   6212    418
tshoehlisim@sabc.co.za
Phili Vilakazi
                                     Project Administrator    6218           419
vilakazip@sabc.co.za
                             FORMAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
Gloria Poto
                                     Project Administrator    6155           431
potop@sabc.co.za
Paulette Tshiredo
                                    Project Manager Radio     6271   6687    432
tshiredop@sabc.co.za
Sam Mpherwane
                                     Project Manager TV       5026           433
mpherwanems@sabc.co.za
                                  YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Mpho Moagi
                                            Editor            6394           411
moagicm@sabc.co.za
Ntombifuthi Ngubane
                                     Project Manager TV       5266           410
ngubanen01@sabc.co.za
                                                                     5920
                 Vacant
                                    Project Manager Radio     6281           409

Mandisa Mlonyeni
                                     Project Administrator    5978           412
mlonyenim@sabc.co.za
                              ADULT & PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT
Pontsho Makhetha
                                            Editor            5340           414
makhethap@sabc.co.za
Happy Mhlaba
                                    Project Manager Radio     6267           415
mhlabah@sabc.co.za
Jo Neethling
                                     Project Manager TV       6419   5920    416
neethlingj@sabc.co.za
Masethe Serakoana
                                     Project Manager TV       6146           417
serakoanams@sabc.co.za
Tshidi Mlambo
                                    Project Administrator     6672           418
mlamboim@sabc.co.za




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CHANNEL STATEMENT

Editorial Line

“CELEBRATING AND SHAPING A YOUTHFUL SOUTH AFRICAN IDENTITY”

                 Our program will reflect the broad canvas of our society with a focus on “ordinary people
                 telling the South African story” – with authenticity.
                 Our programming DNA is “straight-talking honesty, a celebratory yet outspoken tone
                 and inspiring social action and dialogue”.
                 While we aim for popular programming, we will remain true to the values of Total Citizen
                 Empowerment.
                 We will offer programming that connects with people, that reflects their lives and their
                 concerns, that takes their views into consideration – not tabloid or sensational


Understanding the Differentiator ‘Authentic Storytelling’


      The brand’s differentiator was its ability to reflect, create and tell stories that originate from youthful
      democratic South Africa – which Mzansi is shorthand for.

      It is the channel’s need for tapping into the authentic engagement found in consumers.

      The channel’s rationale for the richness and relevance of this direction was articulated as follows:



Understanding the Brand Essence

      “Living in Mzansi” – Positioning


      This essence roots the channel brand; Mzansi is shorthand for South Africa, but not any South Africa.
      It is post apartheid youthful notion of South Africa that emerged from youthful popular culture.

       Living in Mzansi grounds the SABC 1 brand in youthful, contemporary South African culture. It
       positions SABC 1 as an insider and participant rather than just an observer. As the youthful
       consciousness in South Africa evolves, this essence ensures that SABC 1 is of its very fabric.
   It empowers & uplifts youthful South Africans through stories that connects with people, reflecting their
   lives and experiences
   It provides upliftment, comfort and pride while empowering its audiences to assume control of their
   destiny
   It offers information and entertainment that is in touch with your world today and tomorrow.

SABC 1 is………

   South African
   Responsible
   Authentic
   Inclusive
   Honest & Straight forward
   Bold
   Energetic


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CHANNEL STATEMENT




SABC 2 is refining its current positioning as the Channel for the South African Family to become
simply The Channel for the Nation.

Our Positioning Statement
SABC 2 is where South Africans are proud to belong – together celebrating and empowering the
nation, through cutting-edge programming that is vibrant and entertaining.

The channel retains its pay-off line:

Feel at Home!

Our Editorial Line
Creating unity in diversity as we celebrate and reflect the South African Nation.

Our vision is to be every South African’s television home and heartland - a place where all South
Africans feel at home; strengthening social ties beyond cultural and social divides and playing a
meaningful role in nation building while at all times being
un-apologetically South African!

Our mission is to acquire compelling television programmes for South Africa – to be a mirror of the
nation, reflecting a common heritage across communities and cultures and creating an emotional
link with viewers through our programming as we remain true to the values of Total Citizen
Empowerment.

We would describe the tone and manner of our portfolio as vibrant, fun, tasteful, warm, and
responsible, engaging the minds and enriching the lives of the people of South Africa.

SABC 2 sees itself playing a positive role in encouraging South Africans to be good neighbours in
order that we can be great hosts in 2010 – learning the value of values such as respect, tolerance,
honesty and integrity. These values are critical if South Africa is to play its part effectively as a
great host of 2010 – and be ready to move on to the challenges that face us beyond the World
Cup.

SABC 2…

   o   Building a common identity as South Africans
   o   Offering vibrant programming for mixed generations in core prime
   o   Rooted within our African context in pursuit of the African Renaissance
   o   Championing good moral values and personal ethics




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CHANNEL STATEMENT




POSITIONING STATEMENT
“South African Global citizens in pursuit of excellence”


KEY BRAND THOUGHTS
SABC3 requires a clearly differentiated and sustainable brand positioning that will not only
distinguish the channel but will elevate SABC3 from a content provider to a catalyst for a balanced
life

       SABC3 inspires and stimulates astute globally aware South African citizens, in their
       continual quest for personal excellence, to actively engage in the economic and social
       transformation of their world and the world around them
“Total Citizen Empowerment”
       With its premium entertainment and engaging quality content coupled with a pioneering
       entrepreneurial spirit, SABC3 has the ability to offer its viewers a holistic platform
       through which they can continuously enhance their lives in a balanced manner

      Through its spirit of optimism and adventure, SABC3 programming provokes and
      challenges viewers to continue their pursuit for excellence and discernment
“Vuka Sizwe”


KEY BRAND THOUGHTS
       Achievers
       Pursuit of excellence
       South African Global Citizen
       Challenge conventional wisdom and barriers
       Belong to a community that awards individual achievements
       Triumph of the human spirit (heroes, trail blazers, leaders)
       Shaped by history defining the future (forward thinking)
       A society that is constantly evolving




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THE CONTENT HUB

  EDUCATION RFP’S
     B1 – B20
  NOVEMBER 2006




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                                       EVALUATION CRITERIA GUIDELINE

Value
        10    SCRIPT FORMAT PRESENTATION & INDIVIDUAL WRITING STYLE:

              We require proposals to be presented in a professional format and manner
              demonstrating an understanding of simple layout conversions. Proposals should be
              neat and tidy and presented in a readable fashion.
        20    CONCEPT:

              We will be looking for a concept that has strong and clear educational objectives and
              issues that are expressed through the compelling concept, characters and the actual
              story. Does it have innovative qualities that lift it above the mediocre? Can the idea
              be expressed in a few words? Is the concept or story authentic and believable on its
              own terms? Are there other lavers of meaning and messaging which resonate
              throughout the story?
        10    ORIGINALITY:

              We seek proposals that are original in that they have not been seen before on
              television and are not copies of other international or local concepts or properties.
              Does the idea and execution thereof excite the imagination?
        15    AUDIENCE APPEAL/MARKETABILITY:

              Is the proposal compelling for the intended audience? Does the proposal
              demonstrate awareness of the intended audience and of its appeal, appropriacy,
              interest and marketability to that audience?
        10    PROFESSIONAL AND IMAGINATIVE USE OF GENRES:

              Has the concept proposal demonstrated the on-air style expected for the genre? Has
              the writer enriched the proposal by mixing genres to create a more interesting and
              complex concept Is the genre appropriate to the educational message and intended
              audience?
        10    EDUCATIONAL VALUE:

              We are looking for original approaches to ensure the educational objectives will be
              achieved in a memorable way with the concept and story line. Educational
              messaging should be well crafted in that the approach is believable, multi-layered,
              complex and interesting to audiences. The educational messaging should reflect an
              intended change in skill, knowledge and/ or behaviour. Will the audience develop
              their knowledge base, skills or change attitudes?
        10    SUITABLE:

              Is the educational messaging based on researched national needs and priorities for
              education and development of the audience? Is the language approach in support of
              additive multilingualism? Is the educational aim appropriate to the particular
              audience? Is the educational intention based on researched needs and issues that
              by thin intervention, and educational difference is made?
        15    VISUAL REALISATION:

              Is the written proposal able to be recreated in an audiovisual /television medium?
              Can we visualize the concept on screen? Does the imagery, action and creative use
              of set and locations add to the production value of the proposal? Does the writer
              understand the relationship between what is on the page and what the camera can
              capture?
        100   TOTAL
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                                       Formal Education


SABC Formal Education delivers curriculum-supportive, multimedia educational content from Grade 0 to
Tertiary education for all learners and all educators.

Our Aims are to:
                   To provide all foundation and intermediate learners with accessible, curriculum relevant,
                   quality educational television programmes everyday
                   To improve learning through the provision of high quality multimedia resources such as
                   Radio, Internet and Print, that are in line with the Revised National Curriculum Statement
                   To inspire learners to learn more and enjoy the process of learning
                   To provide accessible, curriculum specific, multimedia learning resources to primary school
                   learners and educators in the Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase on an equitable
                   basis in a variety of South African languages
                   To affirm and support the development of Foundation Phase learners through provision of
                   learning resources, developing their competencies in literacy, numeracy and life-skills.
                   To affirm and support the development of Intermediate learners through provision of
                   learning resources, developing their competencies in Languages, Mathematics, Social
                   Sciences, Arts and Culture / Life Orientation, Natural Sciences and Technology




Guiding Principles for developing content for Formal Education Projects:

The following guiding principles should underpin the conceptualisation and development of Formal Education
multimedia content on TV and Radio, Print and Website and phone lines:
1. Our focus is on excellent quality educational products – zero defect!
2. Our messages and focus are educational; responsible and research-based.
3. Our projects, campaigns and programmes focus on our audiences’ educational needs and gaps in
    provision to them.
4. Our distribution principle is a) free access (no charge) b) increased reach (numbers) and c) redress
    (those who are in need).
5. We avoid any commercialisation and commoditisation of the service or of our audience.
6. We encourage the principle of choice and by our viewers and users – learners and educators as critical
    thinkers and consumers.
7. We promote and protect the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities and support the right
    to early education in the home language (home language)
8. We seek to establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human
    rights.
9. We seek to build a nation that promotes tolerance and reflects diversity.
10. We are governed by the regulatory frameworks of ICASA, Broadcasting Act, BCCSA, UN etc

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Legal/ mandatory Regulations:
      The ICASA Regulations (2002) are vocal about educational programming which provides opportunities
        for children’s informal knowledge building. These child audiences are divided into two categories,
        namely: 0 to 9 years (early childhood development) and 7 to 12 years (schooling). In addition,
        informal knowledge building is defined as programming which provides information for children on a
        wide range of social, political and economic issues, including but not limited to children’s rights;
        health; early childhood development; culture and justice.
      Broadcasting Act:
Diversity:
      A number of variables of diversity have been identified: These include: self-identity; name; race;
        colour; age; gender; sexual orientation; language; culture; ethnicity; religion; physical appearance;
        disability; family types and domicility. All these shape the individual’s identity and self-image. We,
        therefore, should be sensitive to these variables which contribute to diversity. Furthermore, content
        should model positive images rather than negative stereotypes. Gender and disability awareness
        should be accorded the most prominence. In addition, our content should affirm and celebrate our
        diversity which paradoxically contributes to our unique “South Africanness”.
Multilingualism:
      Section 30 (Constitution, 1996) decrees that: “Everyone has the right to use the language and to
        participate in the cultural life of their choice”. Section 185 further protects this right by even
        prescribing a Commission to promote and protect the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic
        communities.
      the notion of multilingualism to promote, create conditions for and monitor the implementation of the
        policy on multilingualism. In addition, the Department of Education fully supports this policy through
        a number of initiatives including the ‘Manifesto On Values, Education and Democracy’ which
        commits itself to “Making Multilingualism Happen”.
      Ensure parity of esteem of all South African languages; accord equitable treatment of these in all
        public domains and promote respect for the Khoisan languages as South African Sign Language
        (SASL). Language equity is based on the premise of functional multilingualism (already discussed in
        Chapter 4) which realises that while all languages are equal, in real terms means should be found to
        cluster these to ensure equitability. In addition, the principle on the notion that, all languages and
        their speakers are an asset and a resource to the nation. Just as we many not discriminate on the
        basis of race, colour, creed, culture, gender, age, and other stereotypes, so can we not on the basis
        of language.
      Authentic Language Use: SABC Education strongly believes in the use of language in meaningful
        contexts. By meaningful contexts we mean situations which are perceived by the learners
        (especially at Foundation Phase) to be salient and relevant to the learning process. Meaningful
        contexts are memorable when presented in appropriate language befitting and in the dialect / accent
        which the learners find comprehensible. In addition, the participants in the speech event / context
        should be seen to be real people, positive role models whom the learners would wish to emulate.
        Above all, meaningful contexts avoid stereotypes of any form.
      Our programming matches the cognitive and linguistic level of the audiences, without stereotyping or
        judging these audiences.



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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B1


RFP TITLE:         The Mother of all Professions.
GENRE:             Hybrid (Magazine/Talk)

SERIES:            13 x 24’

CHANNEL            SABC 2 @ 06:00 weekends
                   The dawn of democracy in South Africa brought many opportunities that were
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   not possible during the apartheid era. This poses huge challenges for
                   different sectors including the National Education Department. Every year
                   many teachers leave teaching for greener pastures and they do so mainly
                   because of their dissatisfaction with new policies, salaries, ill-discipline, lack
                   of support from parents, to seek new challenges and the new curriculum.

                   Generally, the image of the teaching profession is tainted with a lot of
                   unacceptable behavior (alleged or otherwise), scandals, lack of commitment,
                   poor performance, corruption and decline in professional value. The
                   government says it’s doing its best to support teachers to ensure a conducive
                   environment for teaching and learning. On the other hand the teachers
                   accuse government for not improving their working conditions. Be that as it
                   may be, the profession needs a facelift which will restore its dignity and
                   enable the teachers to find solutions to their challenges.


                   It is therefore the intention of the Formal Education Unit to have a series that
                   will address the different challenges facing the teaching profession in a
                   manner that will seek to unearth solutions. The series should not only identify
                   the problems and challenges, but should seek to empower the teachers to
                   deal with these challenges.


                   SERIES GOALS

                   The series should be informative, engaging, fun and highly entertaining while
                   inspiring the teachers to face their challenges head on. The series should
                   offer alternative solutions and showcase real situations which the teachers
                   are familiar with. Furthermore, the series should seek to cultivate the spirit of
                   collaboration between teachers in the same schools and encourage teacher
                   organizations or associations (especially apolitical ones) to work together to
                   help teachers access resources available to them and use them to deal with
                   these challenges.


                   This series intends:

                              To identify problems facing teachers.
                              To equip teachers with skills to solve their problems.
                              To encourage collaboration amongst teachers, their organizations
                              and associations.
                              To identify options available to teachers in finding solutions to
                              problems.
                              To encourage mentorship in the teaching profession.
                              To redeem the dignity of the teaching profession.
                              To encourage teachers to view their profession in a positive light.


                   The Formal Education Unit is looking for a concept or proposal that will
                   address issues facing the nobility of the teaching profession and the
                   challenges facing it in South Africa. The series should not only identify the
                   problems, but be able to provide alternative solutions and trigger stake
                   holders in education to work together to find these solutions.


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                        Although very factual, the series should be able to be interactive and
                        engaging. It should make a lasting impact to the general viewers and provide
                        practical solutions to teachers
LANGUAGE:               Multilingual
TARGET AUDIENCE         Senior Phase (Grade 8 to Grade 12)

COMMISSIONING EDITOR:   Tekani Mashele

CLOSING DATE:           14 February 2007




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RFP NO.:                SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B2


RFP TITLE:              African Intellectualism (Celebrating Heritage).
GENRE:                  Documentary
CHANNEL                 SABC 2 - @ 06:00 weekends

SERIES:                 13x24’
                        The concept of African Intellectualism as a class with reference to South
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                        Africa is so alien such that its mention, probably evoke amusement among
                        the general public and the knowledgeable. Historically, African intellectuals
                        tend to spend more energy dialoguing about getting recognition and approval
                        from the Western world. As a result, there is lack of clarity about their status,
                        they have never been connected to the African community and their agenda
                        is not exactly known.

                        The latter mostly apply to the traditional intellectuals or the group of people
                        commonly known as trained intellectuals. The dawn of democracy and the
                        change in the political landscape has also given rise and prominence to
                        organic intellectuals. These kinds of intellectuals are not confined to the
                        universities and may not be necessarily highly educated, but they are able to
                        articulate and analyze the experiences of their environments.

                        The Formal Education Unit seeks a documentary that will equip learners in
                        the Senior Phase with knowledge and skills to explore and have interest in
                        the history of intellectualism from an African perspective. The documentary
                        should profile African intellectuals and their work. As indicated above, the
                        concept of intellectualism is not necessarily confined to the traditional view,
                        but the diverse breed of intellectuals in our country and continent need to be
                        explored.

                        SERIES GOALS
                        The series aims to equip learners in the senior phase (Grade 8-12) with
                        information that will enable them to be in a position to understand African
                        intellectuals, their agenda, role and work in the context of African
                        Renaissance. This knowledge should arm them to have pride and
                        understanding of African intellectualism.

                        The series objectives:
                               To help learners understand African intellectualism.
                               To instill a sense of pride in African history and tradition.
                               To explore the work and contribution of African Intellectuals.
                               To celebrate African Intellectualism in the context of a changing
                               South Africa.
                               To widen the scope of the learners career choice.

                        The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will produce a
                        documentary which will be credible and knowledgeable yet highly
                        entertaining. The series should comply with the Social Sciences Learning
                        Areas with specific reference to historical knowledge and understanding
                        learning outcomes.
LANGUAGE:               English
TARGET AUDIENCE         Teachers/ Educators

COMMISSIONING EDITOR:   Tekani Mashele

CLOSING DATE:           22 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B3


RFP TITLE:         Amazing Time Detectives
GENRE:             Hybrid (Magazine/Documentary)
CHANNEL            SABC 2

SERIES:            26 x 12’ – @ 10:00 weekdays
                   History is a product of understanding the interpretation of heritage and its role in
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   constructing family, community and national identities. It is a purposeful activity in
                   the context of appreciating the special contribution of oral tradition and
                   archeology.

                   Africa and South Africa in particular, have a wealth of history dating back to
                   before the colonial era and most of which has never been documented or heard
                   about. Most part of black South African history is mostly not documented, if
                   documented, it’s riddled with many inaccuracies because it has been told by
                   people who had an exclusive political agenda.

                   The new democracy in South Africa necessitates the correction of the inaccurate
                   documented history in order to balance it so that it will reflect its entire people.
                   South Africa is a diverse nation with different ethnic groups and cultural
                   practices. In the context of nation building and cultural exposure, it’s important for
                   the different communities to tell their own histories.

                   It is in this context that the Formal Education Unit, intends to help redress the
                   imbalanced documented history by encouraging individuals and communities to
                   tell their own histories. The latter is in line with the mandate of the unit to produce
                   programmes that support the curriculum and in this case, the series sought, will
                   be inline with the stipulations and guidelines of the Social Sciences Learning
                   Areas in which the outcomes are to enable the learners to use enquiry skills to
                   investigate the past and present, to demonstrate historical knowledge and
                   understanding and interpret aspects of history.

                   SERIES GOALS
                   The series should be informative, engaging, fun and highly entertaining while
                   inspiring the learners to unearth their family and community histories. By far and
                   large, the country’s rich cultural diversity will be used to foster tolerance and unity
                   in that the history told, will be a reflection of one nation.


                   This series intends:

                           To tell community history from the perspective of the community
                           members.
                           To show the importance of oral history in the construction of national
                           identity.
                           To encourage and equip individuals with skills to unearth their own family
                           histories.
                           To help communities interpret and understand their cultural heritage.
                           To help communities document their histories.
                           To encourage and inspire South Africans to appreciate their histories.
                           To redress and rewrite the one perspective documented history of South
                           Africa.


                   The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will expose the
                   target audience, not only to the importance of general South African history from
                   a community perspective, but one that also encourages and equips viewers with
                   skills to inquire about their individual histories and document it.



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                  Although very factual, the series should be informative in an entertaining and
                  engaging manner. It should enable the learners to appreciate the diverse culture
                  and history of other communities while constructing their own family and
                  community history. The series should not deliberately alienate learners, but
                  should help them understand the other untold history
LANGUAGE:         Multilingual
TARGET AUDIENCE   Grades 4 to 6

COMMISSIONING     Tekani Mashele
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:     14 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B4


RFP TITLE:         Grow your Own.
GENRE:             Inserts
CHANNEL            SABC 2 - @ 10:00 weekdays

SERIES:            26 x 06’
                   South Africa is facing huge challenges that are not unique to Africa, but very
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   common in most developing and poor countries. Unemployment and poverty are
                   rife in most poor countries and at least have for the first time made both the
                   developed and poor countries to rally against the same enemy.

                   In the absence of job opportunities, it is important for communities to find ways to
                   survive without necessarily depending on hand outs. The schools are well placed
                   in their communities to spearhead initiatives that seek to sustain and develop
                   these communities. Food gardens are but one of such initiatives that go a long
                   way in alleviating poverty and hunger.
                   In line with the provisions of the Economic and Management Sciences Learning
                   Area and other related learning areas, the learners should be able to
                   demonstrate an understanding of sustainable growth, reconstruction and
                   development, and reflect critically on related processes crucial to their survival.
                   The Formal Education Unit intends to have a programme that will encourage
                   schools and communities to grow food gardens.

                   SERIES GOALS
                   The series should be able to equip learners and their communities with skills and
                   information that will enable them to have food gardens in their backyards. It
                   should showcase simple gardening methods that won’t require sophisticated and
                   expensive implements that will be beyond the means of the majority.

                   The series objectives:

                              To give learners basic gardening skills.
                              To help schools grow their own gardens.
                              To showcase success stories of schools that have these kind of gardens.
                              To identify simple practical gardening methods.
                              To encourage parents to be involved in school initiatives that are
                              beneficial to the community.
                              To encourage learners to be entrepreneurial at an early age.
                              To foster collaborations between learners, the community and local
                              businesses..

                   The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that is entirely practical
                   and engaging. It should also foster partnerships amongst schools in the same
                   regions.


                   Although very factual, the series should be informative in an entertaining and
                   engaging manner. It should equip learners with skills that are usable even
                   outside the school environment

LANGUAGE:          Multilingual
TARGET AUDIENCE    Grades 4 to 6

COMMISSIONING      Tekani Mashele
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      26 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B5

BRIEF TITLE            Higher Education

GENRE                  Talk Show /Magazine

CHANNEL                SABC 2 - @ 06:00 weekend

SERIES                 13 x 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE        The unemployment rate of graduates who are in sectors which are already
                       saturated in the country, gives a wrong impression about being educated or
                       graduating. Some learners who are still at school think there is no hope and that
                       the future is bleak out there. This situation is very worrying because it creates
                       learners who are hopeless, unenthusiastic about the future with less drive.

                       In light of the above situation, the Formal Education Unit intends to have a talk
                       show or magazine show that will support the Life Orientation Learning Area
                       which seeks social and personal development as the outcomes. The series
                       should enable the learners to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend
                       personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in their world.

                       SERIES GOALS
                       The series aims to impart skills and knowledge to Grade 10, 11 and Grade 12
                       learners so that they will be able to make informed decisions about further study
                       and career choices. Furthermore, the series should profile individuals who are
                       experts in their chosen careers and are making visible marks in their jobs and
                       communities.


                       The series should also showcase different career opportunities particularly in
                       sectors which are in high demand such as IT and Management. Special
                       emphasis should also be made to highlight SMME’s and their role in the
                       economic development of the country.

                       The series objectives:
                              To prepare learners for higher learning.
                              To explore different work opportunities.
                              To encourage learners to be enthusiastic about their future.
                              To impart Life skills to learners.
                              To inspire learners to make informed life changing decisions.


                       The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will produce a
                       magazine or talk show which will not only help learners understand the job
                       market, but make them better citizens who know and understand their
                       responsibilities. The series should also appeal to adults who for some reason
                       might be considering going to tertiary institutions.

                       The series should be entertaining and highly compelling. It should have elements
                       of live studio, vox pops, inserts, phone-ins and SMS lines

LANGUAGE               English

TARGET AUDIENCE        Senior Phase (Grade 10 to Grade 12)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Tekani Mashele
CLOSING DATE           26 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B6

BRIEF TITLE            Indigenous Knowledge Systems

GENRE                  Magazine

CHANNEL                SABC 2 - @ 06:00 weekend

SERIES                 13 x 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE        As a result, the complex set of knowledge and technology that existed in South
                       Africa before colonialism, has not been properly, resulting in the assimilation of
                       African roots and tradition by a Western one.

                       The Formal Education Unit is very concerned that there is still a common view
                       that anything associated with African culture and values is backward. Many
                       people especially urban Africans do not feel comfortable in associating with their
                       own cultural background. The latter implies that the missionary mentality is still
                       very alive in different communities. It is therefore, very crucial for the Formal
                       Education Unit to help learners and the community as large to recognize that
                       such kind of mentality limits our development as a nation and has negative
                       consequences on the growth of our traditional knowledge and culture.

                       SERIES GOALS
                       The series aims to equip learners in the senior phase (Grade 8-12) with
                       knowledge, skills and values that will encourage them to explore and have more
                       interest in their traditional or Indigenous African roots and ancestry. The series
                       should also focus on how indigenous Africans dealt with economic, intellectual,
                       scientific, artistic and philosophic issues.

                       The series objectives:
                              To impart skills to learners.
                              To explore African literature.
                              To encourage learners to be authors of African literature.
                              To protect traditional knowledge and its utilization to benefit its owners
                              and the communities where it is practiced.
                              To establish local knowledge Systems.
                                  To help learners feel proud about their traditional heritage and culture.
                                  To help learners explore and understand their tradition and ancestry


                       The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will produce a
                       magazine show which will help learners understand their roots in juxtaposition
                       with other cultures. It should also encourage them to be proud of their heritage
                       and help shed the inferiority complex associated with traditional African roots. It
                       should impart skills and knowledge about African literature to inspire the learners
                       to be writers of their own literature.

                       The series should be entertaining and highly compelling. More than fulfilling the
                       requirements of the curriculum, the series should to a larger extent encourage
                       those learners who wish to pursuit writing as a career, to consider writing African
                       literature. The series should fulfill the outcomes of the Social sciences Learning
                       Areas in which learners are able to demonstrate historical knowledge and
                       understanding. Furthermore, the learners should be able to interpret aspects of
                       history


LANGUAGE               Multilingual

TARGET AUDIENCE        Senior Phase (Grade 8 to Grade 12)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Tekani Mashele
CLOSING DATE           26 February 2007



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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B7

BRIEF TITLE            My Teacher made me

GENRE                  Magazine/Talk

CHANNEL                SABC 2- @ 06:00 weekend
SERIES                 13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE        The teaching profession is one of the oldest and most profound jobs in the world
                       today. It plays a fundamental role in building and shaping the society. From time
                       immemorial, teachers have been great role models in the society and have been
                       yardsticks through which the community measured its successes.

                       In the second decade of democracy in South Africa, lip service has been paid in
                       restoring the dignity and respect that this profession deserves. Yet the good
                       stature of the society is largely due to the hard work of the teaching profession.
                       The new democracy has brought changes and challenges economically, socially
                       and politically. These changes also have an impact in education and to a larger
                       extent, it has brought a deterioration in the culture of teaching and by extension,
                       learning.


                       It is therefore, the intention of the Formal Education Unit to produce a series that
                       aims to restore the dignity of the teaching profession through showcasing people
                       who acknowledge the importance of the role played by a teacher or teachers in
                       their lives. These people should be role models in their respective communities
                       and should be able to plough back to the schools that shaped their education

                       SERIES GOALS
                       The series should be fun and highly compelling while inspiring learners and
                       teachers to view teaching in a positive light. To a larger extent, the series should
                       be able to persuade the general society to see the significance of teaching and
                       be encouraged to deal with challenges facing the profession.

                       This series intends:
                              To show the significance of teachers in the community.
                              To showcase people who are role models in their communities.
                              To encourage them or enable them to plough back to their former
                              schools and communities.
                              To revive the dignity of the profession.
                              To benchmark teaching as one of the prospective and flourishing
                              professions.
                              To inspire the community to help solve and deal with challenges facing
                              the schools.

                       The Formal Education Unit is looking for a concept or proposal that will show the
                       prons of teaching and showcase the role models of different communities without
                       falling into a trap of focusing mainly on individuals who are already in the
                       limelight (unless if there is a visible community social responsibility cause that
                       they are already part of).

                       The series should have the ability to convince learners who are not yet sure of
                       their career paths, to choose teaching and should boost the morale of the
                       teachers to look at their work positively. The parents should also be encouraged
                       to play a meaningful role in the education of their children as stipulated by the
                       School Act
LANGUAGE               Multilingual

TARGET AUDIENCE        Senior Phase ( and or 16 yrs and above)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Tekani Mashele
CLOSING DATE           5 February 2007



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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B8

BRIEF TITLE            Pfunzo

GENRE                  Magazine or Talk show

CHANNEL:               SABC 2 - @06:00 weekend

SERIES                 13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE        South African schools are faced with enormous challenges ranging from
                       violence, poverty, lack of resources to HIV/AIDS and these challenges affect
                       learning. The education stake holders (the national department, learners,
                       teachers and parents) grapple with these problems on a daily basis and the
                       solution (if any) is likely to come from their collective effort. The recent spate of
                       incidents of stabbing to death of learners by learners is of great concern and
                       cannot be tolerated because is does not create a conducive environment to
                       effective learning and teaching.

                       It is therefore imperative for the Formal Education Unit to have a series that
                       address these national challenges grossly hampering learning. The intention of
                       the unit is to initiate debate around these issues amongst the learners
                       themselves with an intended consequence of finding solutions and alternatives.

                       SERIES GOALS
                       The series should be able to identify all the problems that are barriers to learning
                       and should give the learners a platform to voice them. The series is for the
                       learners and should be produced by the learners.

                       The series objectives:
                              To give learners a platform or voice to raise problems they face at
                              school.
                              To enable learners to find solutions to their own problems.
                              To help learners take responsibility of their actions.
                              To encourage behavioral change.
                              To foster cooperation amongst learners.
                              To give learners communication and television production skills.


                       The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will produce a
                       magazine or a talk show which will help learners identify problems hampering
                       learning and trigger them to debate in order to find solutions. The series should
                       try to address the different problems affecting the learners in their different
                       environments, especially the rural schools. It is crucial for the series to break the
                       stereo type and misconception created that television is for urban people or
                       bigger cities such as JHB, Durban and Cape Town.

                       Although very factual, the series should be informative in an entertaining and
                       interactive way. More than fulfilling the requirements of the curriculum, the series
                       should equip learners with life skills that are usable even outside the school
                       environment. The series should achieve the outcomes of the Life Orientation
                       Learning Area that include the ability for learners to use acquired life skills to
                       achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in
                       their lives
LANGUAGE               Multilingual

TARGET AUDIENCE        Senior Phase (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Tekani Mashele
CLOSING DATE           26 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B9

BRIEF TITLE            Sci-Bono

GENRE                  Inserts

SCHEDULE               SABC 2 - @10:00 weekday

SERIES                 26 X 6’
EDITORIAL GUIDE        Despite government and private sector efforts and commitment to improve
                       science education, results and research show that the dramatic improvement
                       needed especially in higher grade, is not being achieved. This largely owes to
                       the fact that many schools are not well resourced particularly in rural areas. This
                       reality undermines all ambitions for the country for expanded economic growth,
                       black economic empowerment, community development and advancement of the
                       previously marginalized people in areas of scarce skills.

                       It is therefore the intention of the Formal Education Unit to have a programme
                       that will support the Natural Science Learning Area in which the learners are able
                       to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using
                       appropriate information and communication technologies.

                       SERIES GOALS
                       The series aims to equip learners in the Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 to 6) with
                       knowledge and understanding of experiments in line with their curriculum. The
                       main aim of the series is to show scientific experiments using equipment and
                       resources that are not available in most under resourced schools particularly the
                       rural areas. The series should be able to help teachers and learners to
                       understand the Natural Science Learning area.

                       The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will produce a
                       magazine show which will help learners know, interpret and apply scientific and
                       technological knowledge. It should give them the privilege of practically
                       witnessing what they normal understand theoretically.

                       The series should be practical, compelling, factual and highly entertaining. The
                       inserts should enable schools and teachers who wish to adapt them into different
                       platforms, to do that without compromising the core essence of the content.
LANGUAGE               Multilingual

TARGET AUDIENCE        Senior Phase (Grade 8 to Grade 12)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Tekani Mashele
CLOSING DATE           1 March 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B10

BRIEF TITLE            Techno Expo (Big Idea)

GENRE                  Magazine

CHANNEL:               SABC 2 - @10:00 weekday

SERIES                 26 X 12’
EDITORIAL GUIDE        Science and Technology are an integral part of forces that drive the development
                       of any nation in the changing global village. Furthermore, many schools in South
                       Africa lack resources that enable them to do experiments as required by some of
                       their learning areas. Science and technology are also concepts that are very
                       foreign to the society as large and this to a larger extent, influences learners to
                       have a negative attitude towards these subjects or learning areas.

                       It is in this context that the Formal Education Unit seeks to demystify and help to
                       change societal attitude towards science and technology. It is the intention of the
                       unit to bring technological and scientific concepts to all citizens of South Africa.
                       This series will address learning outcomes of the Science and Technology
                       learning areas and by extension, will deliver public education to the community
                       as a whole.

                       SERIES GOALS

                       The main aim of the series is to bring technological and scientific concepts closer
                       to the public. This series also intends to drive national scientific complex
                       experiments and these will be scored (through a score card) to keep track and
                       educate the general public on these initiatives that are being researched in
                       collaboration with the SABC Youth Education Unit through its ‘Young
                       Innovators’ initiative. The series should enable learners to demonstrate an
                       understanding of the interrelationships between Science, Technology, Society
                       and the environment.

                       The series objectives:
                              To take scientific resources to needy schools.
                              To educate the public about national research initiatives.
                              To demystify the ‘monster perception’ that science and technology have.
                              To help schools with their science and technology projects.
                              To generate learners interest in science and technology

                       The Formal Education Unit seeks a concept or proposal that will produce a
                       magazine show which will help learners understand complex science and
                       technological concepts. The series should seek to help schools that lack science
                       resources to do their school work as required by the curriculum. In addition, the
                       series should nurture learner’s interest in science and technology, thereby
                       instilling inquiring minds and critical thinking.

                       Although very factual, the series should be informative in a practical, entertaining
                       and interactive way. More than fulfilling the requirements of the curriculum, the
                       series should equip learners with life skills that are usable even outside the
                       school environment.
LANGUAGE               Multilingual

TARGET AUDIENCE        Senior Phase (Grade 7 to Grade 12) and above
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Tekani Mashele
CLOSING DATE           1 March 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1 EDU B11

BRIEF TITLE            ZABALAZA 2

SERIES                 4 x 48’
GENRE                  Documentary

CHANNEL                SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals for the production of a 4 x 48
                       minutes part series entitled Zabalaza II. The series will be produced to
                       commemorate youth month. It will document post 1994 youth struggles.


                       Programme Objective
                       The struggle for the youth of 1976 was for political freedom and democracy.
                       The series will identify post 1994 youth struggles and will explore possible
                       solutions.

                       The stories must aim to address post 1994 struggles in the following areas:
                       Economic emancipation,
                       Social well-being,
                       Education and Training,
                       Capacity Building,
                       Social Mobilisation,
                       Health, Justice and Safety



                       Key requirements
                       •   Must have learning outcome in every episode,
                       •   Must highlight challenges and solution,
                       •   Content must be based on research
                       Must entertain and engage the targeted audience

TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 16 -24 – ( LSM 5-8)

LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho and English
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           13 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1 EDU B12

BRIEF TITLE            WHO AM I?

SERIES                 6 x 48’

GENRE                  Documentary

CHANNEL                SABC1
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals for the production of a 6 x 48
                       minutes part series entitled Who am I? The series will document personal
                       journeys of young people in their environment searching for their identity and
                       their South African roots.


                       Programme Objective


                       The series will create a platform for the youth to educate each other about
                       different South African cultures, heritage, religions, beliefs and practices. This
                       series seeks to highlight what it means to be a South African.


                       The series,
                                 Must promote and reflect South African youth culture,
                                 Must promote and showcase diverse South African history, culture,
                                 languages, landscape etc.
                                 Must promote tolerance and acceptance amongst different ethnic
                                 groups, cultures, races, religions etc.


                       Key requirements
                       •   Must have learning outcome in every episode
                       •   Must entertain and engage the targeted audience



TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 16 -24 – ( LSM 5-8)

LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho and English
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Mpho Moagi
CLOSING DATE           13 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 EDU B13

BRIEF TITLE            Youth for Human Rights

SERIES                 30 x 2’

GENRE                  Mini - drama

CHANNEL                SABC 1/2/3
EDITORIAL GUIDE
                       SABC Youth Development invites proposals for the production of 30 x 2 minutes
                       mini - drama fillers. The fillers will be scheduled between programmes in all
                       SABC broadcast channels.


                       Programme objectives


                       The aim of the mini-dramas is to promote and educate the youth about basic
                       human rights in different South African languages.
                       The mini-dramas,
                                 Must promote and reflect South African youth culture,
                                 Must promote South African constitution and Human Rights
                                 It must also showcase diverse South African history, culture, languages,
                                 landscape etc.


                       Key requirements
                       •   Must have learning outcome in every episode
                       •   Must be a true reflection of the South African Human Rights (must be based
                           on research)
                       •   Must entertain and engage the targeted audience


TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 13 -16 – ( LSM 5-8)

LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho, English
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Mpho Moagi
CLOSING DATE           13 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 EDU B14

BRIEF TITLE            Youth for Law

SERIES                 13 x 2’

GENRE                  Mini – drama / fillers
CHANNEL                SABC 1 / 2 / 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals for the production of 13 x 2 minutes
                       mini - drama fillers. The fillers will be scheduled between programmes in all
                       SABC broadcast channels.


                       Programme objectives
                       The aim of the mini-dramas is to promote and educate the youth about law and
                       justice systems in different South African languages. The mini-dramas must,
                                 Must promote and reflect South African youth culture,
                                 Must promote South African constitution and the justice system.
                                 It must also showcase diverse South African history, culture, languages,
                                 landscape etc.


                       Key requirements
                       •   Must have learning outcome in every episode
                       •   Must be a true reflection of the South African law and justice system (must
                           be based on research)
                       •   Must entertain and engage the targeted audience


TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 16 – 34 – ( LSM 5-8)

LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho, English
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           13 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1 EDU B15


BRIEF TITLE            Take 5 series 10

SERIES                 16 x 24’
GENRE                  Magazine
CHANNEL                SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals for the production of a 16
                       episodes of 24 minutes part magazine show entitled Take 5 for broadcast on
                       SABC 1. Take 5 is an existing SABC Education youth brand.


                       Programme background and objectives
                       For series 10, SABC Education developed a Content Packaging Strategy
                       which helps distinguish Take 5 as an educational programme. The strategy is
                       informed by the national educational curriculum and it ensures that Take 5;
                       •   has learning outcome in every episode
                       •   audience content needs are researched
                       •   imparts skills and knowledge
                       •   imparts information in an entertaining manner
                       •   information or content sources are credible


                       The strategy is also informed by SABC mandate on educational programmes
                       which is to;
                           •      Embrace and celebrate our South African diversity,
                           •      Reflect the country’s diverse languages, cultures, heritage, history,
                                  beliefs and experiences.
                           •      To promote equity, national culture and identity.


                       SABC Education is looking for proposals on a new approach to content and
                       format. The ideal concept will grow the content plan already in place. The new
                       season of Take 5 has to build on the successes and strengths of the previous
                       series by
                       Increasing its present audience share of 30% in LSM 5-8
                           •      Taking the Take 5 brand to the people
                           •      Reflecting the needs and aspirations of young people nationally
                           Exploiting the multimedia nature of the project and maximise its potential

TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 13 -24 – ( LSM 5-8)
                       25% isiZulu, 25% isiXhosa,10% Sesotho,10% Afrikaans, 10% English,10%
                       isiSwati, 10% isiNdebele
LANGUAGE
                       10% Sesotho,10% Afrikaans,10% English, 10% siSwati,10% isiNdebele
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           1 March 2007



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                         ADULT & PUBLIC EVALUATION CRITERIA GUIDELINE
Value
        10    SCRIPT FORMAT PRESENTATION & INDIVIDUAL WRITING STYLE:

              We require proposals to be presented in a professional format and manner demonstrating an
              understanding of simple layout conversions. Proposals should be neat and tidy and
              presented in a readable fashion.
        10    CONCEPT:

              We will be looking for a concept that has strong and clear educational objectives and issues
              that are expressed through the compelling concept, characters and the actual story. Does it
              have innovative qualities that lift it above the mediocre? Can the idea be expressed in a few
              words? Is the concept or story authentic and believable on its own terms? Are there other
              lavers of meaning and messaging which resonate throughout the story?
        10    ORIGINALITY:

              We seek proposals that are original in that they have not been seen before on television and
              are not copies of other international or local concepts or properties. Does the idea and
              execution thereof excite the imagination?
        15    AUDIENCE APPEAL/MARKETABILITY:

              Is the proposal compelling for the intended audience? Does the proposal demonstrate
              awareness of the intended audience and of its appeal, appropriacy, interest and marketability
              to that audience?
        10    PROFESSIONAL AND IMAGINATIVE USE OF GENRES:

              Has the concept proposal demonstrated the on-air style expected for the genre? Has the
              writer enriched the proposal by mixing genres to create a more interesting and complex
              concept Is the genre appropriate to the educational message and intended audience?
        10    EDUCATIONAL VALUE:

              We are looking for original approaches to ensure the educational objectives will be achieved
              in a memorable way with the concept and story line. Educational messaging should be well
              crafted in that the approach is believable, multi-layered, complex and interesting to
              audiences. The educational messaging should reflect an intended change in skill, knowledge
              and/ or behaviour. Will the audience develop their knowledge base, skills or change
              attitudes?
        10    SUITABLE:

              Is the educational messaging based on researched national needs and priorities for
              education and development of the audience? Is the language approach in support of additive
              multilingualism? Is the educational aim appropriate to the particular audience? Is the
              educational intention based on researched needs and issues that by thin intervention, and
              educational difference is made?
        15    VISUAL REALISATION:

              Is the written proposal able to be recreated in an audiovisual /television medium? Can we
              visualize the concept on screen? Does the imagery, action and creative use of set and
              locations add to the production value of the proposal? Does the writer understand the
              relationship between what is on the page and what the camera can capture?
        100   TOTAL




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B16


RFP TITLE:         ABC To Life
GENRE:             Adult Education
SUB-GENRE:         Magazine / Documentary
SERIES:
                   13 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   The Human Science Research Council Charter describes Further Education and
                   Training (FET) as “the crossroads which lies between general education, higher
                   education and the world of work”. The importance of FET colleges lies in the
                   contribution that they are expected to make to national human resources
                   development (HRD), through the provision of intermediate to high level skills,
                   important to developing our economy.

                   Proposals are invited for an informative, educative and entertaining magazine /
                   documentary series that will provide relevant and accurate information regarding
                   the FET colleges and institutions. The series should profile the work place
                   training fields offered by these institutions.

EDUCATIONAL
OUTCOMES:              •      To create awareness of FET colleges and institutions and their
                              positioning.
                       •      To equip the corporate world with the relevance of FET institutions in line
                              with the FET Act.
                       •      To entrench a culture of life-long learning.
                       •

SERIES AIMS:           •      To increase the number of enrolments on learner-ship programmes
                       •      To increase the number of skilled South Africans.
                       •      Contribute towards reducing unemployment.

SERIES MUST:           •      Fit in with the SABC Education’s plans for Adult education.
                       •      Fit in with the SABC 2 brand, refer to channel statement.
                       •      Provide compelling viewing for a wide audience on SABC 2.
                       •      Offer accurate and credible information and referral points for help.
                       •      Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
CREATIVES:             Cutting edge format for a magazine / documentary programme.
                       Must bring an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic.
REQUIREMENTS:          • A well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                           audience
                       • A detailed Treatment series with clear visual concepts.
                       • Demonstrate how the use of all South African official languages would be
                           applied.
                       • Episode Breakdown
                       • Full Budget
LANGUAGE:          Multilingual with English subtitles
COMMISSIONING
                   Masetha Serakoana
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      12 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B17


RFP TITLE:         African History
GENRE:             Adult Education
SUB-GENRE:         Magazine / Documentary
SERIES:
                   13 x 24”
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   The documenting and recording of South African history can still be said to be in
                   its infancy. Since 1994, historical accounts of the events, people and activities
                   (political, social and economic) that have shaped the landscape of our new
                   democracy range in their texture and detail.
                   As opposed to reacting to colonial accounts of history by replacing the content
                   with South African “stories”, South African history needs to be captured and
                   analysed in new forms so as to glean from and reflect the experiences of adult
                   citizens, who have lived through the various epochs.

                   This series should focus on the many and diverse perspectives on events as
                   they took place that lead up to the watershed year of 1994. It should include oral
                   accounts from people who have experienced significant events first hand.
                   The series should draw on popular history traditions to create compelling viewing
                   and listnership and should focus on perspectives and experiences not yet told.



                   The Series must:
                      • Fit in with the SABC Education’s plans for Adult education.
                      • Fit in with the SABC 2 brand, refer to channel statement
                      • Provide compelling viewing for a wide audience on SABC 2.
                      • Offer accurate and credible information and referral points for help.
                      • Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
CREATIVES:            Cutting edge format for a magazine programme.
                      Must bring an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic.
REQUIREMENTS:         • A well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                          audience
                      • A detailed Treatment series with clear visual concepts.
                      • Demonstrate how the use of all South African official languages would be
                          applied.
                      • Episode Breakdown
                      • Full Budget
LANGUAGE:          Multilingual with English subtitles
COMMISSIONING
                   Masetha Serakoana
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      14 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B18


RFP TITLE:         Ageing in style
GENRE:             Education (see the explanation of Public education earlier in the RFP book)
SUB-GENRE:         Magazine or any format except drama
SERIES:            26 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   The series must:
                   Fit in with the SABC Education/ SABC 2 brand
                   Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
                   Reflect the reality of the South African landscape.


Background         SABC Education and SABC 2 require a series that will address senior citizens in
                   an interesting and honest manner. The concept must realize the aim that older
                   people are an integral part of society and show that their contribution is valuable
                   and contributes to the nature and growth of our society. The concept must
                   include elements that show that their contribution and experience remains
                   valuable.
                   The series should be exciting and celebratory and draw a wider audience.
                   Older members of society should feel that the show was developed especially for
                   them and speak to their needs, without being condescending in any way.

Educational aims       •    Show that older people are valuable members of society who can still
                            have fun.
                       •    Provide the audience with information about the needs of their times.
                       •    Provide information (structures and opportunities) that will be useful to
                            understand the rapidly changing world- in all its facets.
                       •    Showcase a healthy lifestyle: emotionally, physically and cognitively.
                       •    Prepare citizens for the challenges that lie ahead.
                       •    Explain their (special) rights and responsibilities
                       •    Show that we can learn a lot form their wisdom and expertise.
Outcomes
                       •    A sense of feeling part of a new generation.
                       •    Experience a fulfilled section of their life.
                       •    Understand that their contribution is different but still valuable.
                       •    Experience a sense that they are still in touch with their world
                       •    Feel a sense that their contribution made a difference to the South Africa
                            of today.
                        • Create a society where we value and honour our senior citizens
CREATIVES:         We require a series of magazine programmes that are unique, appealing and
                   that draws a good audience for the Channel.
REQUIREMENTS:      A clear visualization of the concept.
                   Explain the research methodology for content and factual correctness and
                   partners (if any)
                   The proposed team of creatives that will produce the series.
                   List of proposed topics for the series.
                   A detailed treatment of an episode.
                   A complete SABC budget
                   Please see the Channel statement re audience in this RFP book.
LANGUAGE:          All South African languages- 70% non English
TARGET AUDIENCE    Primary audience: The more mature section of the SA population.
                   Secondary audience: The general viewing public
COMMISSIONING
                   Johan Neethling
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      12 February 2007



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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B19


RFP TITLE:         Learner-ships
GENRE:             Adult Education
SUB-GENRE:         Magazine
SERIES:
                   13 x 24”
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Many organisations are offering Learner-ships. The question is what exactly are
                   learner-ships? Does it mean that if one is part of a learner-ship programme, one
                   is guaranteed a job? Are there any qualifications required?

                   Proposals are invited for an informative, educative and entertaining magazine
                   series that will provide relevant and accurate information regarding learner-ships.
                   Equip the audience with information on different learner-ships, how to access
                   them and overall opportunities and benefits.


                       •    To create awareness about learner-ship programmes, and their
SERIES AIMS                 accessibility.
                       •    To equip the corporate world with the relevance of learner-ships in line
                            with the Skills Development Act.
                       •    To be a watchdog for the smooth and professional delivery of learner-
                            ships.


                       •    To increase the number of enrolments on learner-ship programmes
EDUCATIONAL            •    Contribute to increasing the number of skilled South Africans
OUTCOMES               •    Contribute towards reducing unemployment

                       •    Fit in with the SABC Education’s plans for Adult education.
                       •    Fit in with the SABC 2 brand, refer to channel statement.
SERIES MUST:
                       •    Provide compelling viewing for a wide audience on SABC 2.
                       •    Offer accurate and credible information and referral points for help.
                       •    Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
CREATIVES:             Cutting edge format for a magazine programme.
                       Must bring an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic.
REQUIREMENTS:          • A well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                           audience
                       • A detailed Treatment series with clear visual concepts.
                       • Demonstrate how the use of all South African official languages would be
                           applied.
                       • Episode Breakdown
                       • Full Budget
LANGUAGE:          Multilingual with English subtitles
COMMISSIONING
                   Masetha Serakoana
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      19 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S2 EDU B20


RFP TITLE:             Women in science
GENRE:                 Education (see the explanation of Public education earlier in the RFP book)
SUB-GENRE:             Magazine or any format except drama.
SERIES:                13 x 24 minutes
CHANNEL                SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       The series must:
                       Fit in with the SABC Education/ SABC 2 brand
                       Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
                       Reflect the reality of the South African landscape.

                       According to a survey by SAASTA, very young children display great interest in
Background             science and technology. Later, boys continue to pursue their interest in the field
                       while many girls lose interest. What could be the reasons for moving away from
                       science, by girls? Could it be that they are born into a society where girls are
                       lead to develop interests other than science? Surely the country needs the
                       women’s interest and contribution in the sector.

                       The series needs to approached in an innovative way; viewers will get a unique
                       glimpse in on the field and these issues, “new” people are portrayed.( We do not
                       want the same approaches and ways to popularise science and technology).
                       When you found the interesting aspects, the new approach, the “aha” way of
                       doing this on television, then submit a proposal that addresses the stereotypes,
                       and other prohibitive issues that will generate new interest by women in science
                       and technology.
Educational Aims:
                           •    Showcase role models of women in science and in technology,
                                especially black women.
                           •    Encourage women to consider a contribution in the field of science.
                           •    Guide mothers, teachers, and parents, to engender an interest in science
                                and technology with girls from a very young age.
Educational Outcomes
                           •    Demystify the perception that science and technology is not for girls and
                                women.
                           •    Create a new environment in which girls take a full part in the fields of
                                science and technology.
                           •    Viewers learn from the role models that women already play a role in the
                                sector.
                           •    Viewers feel keen to consider a career option in the filed, because they
                                understand the field of science and technology better.
CREATIVES:             A compelling and motivating series that appeals to both women and men.
REQUIREMENTS:              •    A clear visualization of the concept.
                           •    Explain the research methodology for content and factual correctness
                                and content partners (if any)
                           •    The proposed team of creative that will produce the series.
                           •    List of proposed topics for the series.
                           •    A detailed treatment of an episode.
                           •    A complete SABC budget
                           •    Please see the Channel (SABC 2) statement re audience in this RFP
                                book
                       Mainly African languages; 70 % non –English.
LANGUAGE:
AUDIENCE:              Primary audience: women and girls
                       Secondary audience: parents, educators (of both genders)

COMMISSIONING          Johan Neethling
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:          14 February 2007
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THE CONTENT HUB

RELIGION SITHENGI RFP’S
       B1 – B12
    NOVEMBER 2006




                          50
     RELIGION EVALUATION CRITERIA

VALUE     CRITERIA
40        EDITORIAL ASSESMENT
          CONCEPT
             • Statement of goals that may be achieved in the programme or series
             • Intention of the story/idea
             • Objectives of the proposals
          CREATIVE TREATMENT
             • Clear and understandable ideas
             • Creative arc in the development of the programme or series to be clearly outlined.
             • Evidence of authentic research
          STYLE
             • New ideas around formats, approach, technique to be used
             • Signed letters of intention, or of permission of characters and presenters.
          ORIGINALITY OF IDEAS
             • Unique ideas, new elements.
          OVERALL PRESENTATION
             • Simple, yet well thought out proposals are encouraged.
          NB: This is NOT about expensive binding or bulky information!
20        COMPETENCE AND CAPACITY
            • Is the company capable of executing its ideas?
            • Who are the key creative’s within the company?
            • Is the company able to understand and conform to the Religious mandate criteria?
            • Is the company capacity able to deliver on the Religious requirements outlined?




15        EDITORIAL FOCUS
             • Is the proposal in line with the Channels’ Editorial Policy?
             • Is the proposal able to reflect the values of the Religious editorial line?
          AUDIENCE APPEAL
             • Who is your audience?
             • How is your proposal accessible to this audience?

15        EMPOWERMENT PROFILE and GENERAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
          COMPANY PROFILE?
            • Ownership
            • BEE Profile and Policy
            • Brief CV of team members
            • Industry Development profile within the series to also include disability.

          BUDGET and REVENUE POTENTIAL
5           • Budget Summary
            • Is the budget affordable to your ideas
            • Does the proposal have the ability to bring in revenue, merchandising or engage with
               other revenue streams?

          TOTAL
100




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INTRODUCTION

“We envision a world in which the diverse religions, spiritual paths and cultures are recognized and
respected and that religious and spiritual teachings based on wisdom, compassion and love are cherished…”

(Adapted from: Threshold 2000)

SABC TV Religion is a unit within the Content Hub of the SABC that strives to fulfil its values, mission and
positioning statement to create Spiritaining content that engages the viewer on a journey of celebration-a
celebration of a shared unity within the diversity of faith traditions that exist in SA!
As a Genre, Religion hopes to reflect our magnificence as a country in its democracy that offers the world
unique stories of faith, hope and positivism.

South Africa is a multicultural and multi faith society that is united by a common humanity and moral order.
Within its diversity there are Human values that call for the promotion of social harmony, national healing,
reconciliation, social reconstruction and nation building.
The SABC's religious programming has come a long way to reflect South Africa's major religions, which
include Christianity, African Religions, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism, while also creating platforms for all
other expressions of spirituality and traditions found in the country.

Our portfolio seeks to correct gender, racial and religious imbalances associated with religious broadcasting
in the past. Further, it seeks to ensure that the distinctive identities of the religious traditions are broadcast in
a way that facilitates the religious and moral objectives of justice, social harmony and the common good.
This year the Religious genre has been engaged with a series of Strategic Planning to ensure that our
programmes conform to the Board Goals and continue to provide inspiration to the nation.


Our Mission:
To be the creative centre of excellence of spiritual and moral content: reflecting, affirming, celebrating and
advancing the well- being of our nation.

The following best sums up the core values that are reflected on programming:
   • Sensitivity to the diverse nature of South African society and the need for justice, healing and
        reconciliation
   • Compassion and concern for human dignity and for all life, including the Earth
   • A common South Africanness
   • Integrity, transparency and trust in all relationships
   • Programming should promote models of peace and inter religious dialogue that reflect the common
        good.
   • Disseminate sacred stories, symbols and wisdom of SA’s diverse spiritual traditions
   • Transformative
   • Inspire, warn, inform and challenge
   • Creatively engage and dramatize both our deeds and dilemmas in an objective fashion

Tone:
   •    Adventurous and Bold
   •    Heartfelt engagement
   •    Compelling
   •    Thought provoking
   •    Distinctive


Editorial Guideline

Our over arching editorial Guideline is that the Content should be contextual, relevant and reflect our African
reality. At the same time the main editorial objectives are to:
     • Provide a platform of dialogue on ethics, morals and values.
     • Promote inter-faith understanding and dialogue within the South African landscape.
     • Affirm Religion as a significant cornerstone of society and family whilst celebrating the richness,
          unity, uniqueness and diversity of our varied spiritual traditions found in the country.


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RFP NO.:                SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B1


RFP TITLE:              CHILDREN’S SERIES
GENRE:                  RELIGION
SUB-GENRE:              MULTIPLE-FAITH
CHANNEL                 SABC 1
SERIES:
                        52 x 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:        We are looking for Producer/s to create a current affairs-entertaining ethics-value
                        religious interactive children’s series.

                        The Programme will be broadcast on Saturday mornings between 7 and 7:30 AM
                        and will be aimed at children from the ages of 5 to 12 years old. It should also be
                        accessible to the parents of these Children who fall within SABC 1’s primary
                        target audience, being young parents.

                        The Programme will mostly focus on entertainment with a religious or moral
                        theme. It could be interactive and encourage viewer participation. The
                        Programme will be a variety show incorporating elements of games, quizzes and
                        puzzles but may also feature actuality, news and music. The content must all be
                        locally produced.

                        The successful producer should have experience in producing Children’s
                        Programmes, but must also display an understanding of the deeper moral issues
                        that confront our society and a vision as to how these can be pitched to young
                        Children through the medium of television.

LANGUAGE:               35% Nguni, 30% Sotho, 25% English, 5% Afrikaans, SA Sign Language (At least
                        on the Englisg segments)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR:   Shenazz Adams
CLOSING DATE:           14 February 2007




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RFP NO.:            SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B2


 RFP TITLE:         CHILDREN’S SERIES
 GENRE:             RELIGION
 SUB-GENRE:         MULTI FAITH
 CHANNEL            SABC 1
 SERIES:
                    52 x 24’
 EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are looking for Producer/s to create moral/current affairs orientated
                    studio based children’s series.

                    The Programme will be broadcast on Sunday mornings between 7 and 7:30 AM
                    and will be aimed at children from the ages of 5 to 12 years old. They should also
                    be accessible to the parents of these Children who fall within SABC 1’s primary
                    target audience, being young parents.

                    The Programme will have a slightly more serious bent and may feature
                    discussions on current moral issues, but pitched at a level accessible to young
                    children. It should aim to educate and influence them to follow a wholesome
                    moral path. It should particularly inform children about their rights and how these
                    may be encroached on by others and should also challenge immoral viewpoints
                    that children may have been confronted with. Once again the show will be
                    primarily aimed at young children, but should also be accessible to their youthful
                    parents, who would be able to bond with the children, while watching the
                    Programme. It should be the objective off the programme to have children
                    taking part in an inter-active discussion format, airing their own point of view on
                    issues raised whilst receiving appropriate guidance and finding possible
                    solutions. The format could be that of a talk show with suitable background
                    inserts to initiate points for discussion. Some content inserts which may be
                    usable or a guideline include the “Heartlines’ Children’s book” and “Focus on the
                    Family”

                    The successful producer should have experience in producing Children’s
                    Programmes, but must also display an understanding of the deeper moral issues
                    that confront our society and a vision as to how these can be pitched to young
                    Children through the medium of television.

 LANGUAGE:          35% Nguni, 30% Sotho, 25% English, 5% Afrikaans, SA Sign Language (At least
                    on the Englisg segments)
 COMMISSIONING
                    Shenazz Adams
 EDITOR:
 CLOSING DATE:      14 February 2007




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RFP NO.:                SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B3


RFP TITLE:              Christmas Day Special on One
GENRE:                  RELIGION
SUB-GENRE:              CHRISTIAN SPECIAL
CHANNEL                 SABC 1
SERIES:                 1 x 48’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:        We are looking for an exciting Christmas Special that will fit into the energetic
                        world of the youth. Acknowledging the fact that today’s youth is open minded and
                        questioning, the challenge would be to produce a programme that will
                        communicate the true message of Christmas, a programme which will not
                        compromise the idea of ‘God with us’. It should be done in an entertaining and
                        creative way, reaching the widest possible audience and contextualizing it in the
                        Mzansi way of life. Previously, drama has worked well, so either full drama or
                        some form of dramatization should be considered. The important role that music
                        plays in the lives of young people should definitely be kept in mind. All this
                        implies that we are not looking for a liturgical programme, such as Lessons and
                        Carols, but a format which will appeal to the youth minded audience. The
                        programme should feature African languages and English, with sub-titles if the
                        vernacular is used.

                        The successful producer will be able to demonstrate a full understanding of the
                        Christian tradition in regard to Christmas as well as their capacity to produce to a
                        high standard.

LANGUAGE:               AFRICAN / ENGLISH
COMMISSIONING EDITOR:   Japie de Bruyn
CLOSING DATE:           28 March 2007




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RFP NO.:            SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B4


 RFP TITLE:          Good Friday Worship
 CHANNEL             SABC 1
 SERIES:
                     1 x 24’
 EDITORIAL GUIDE:    This special programme celebrates the crucifixion of Jesus in the form of a
                     worship format designed for television. The proposal should display visual style
                     as opposed to Church Service. The following elements should be part of the
                     programme: relevant music, prayer, Bible readings, unique testimonies and a
                     message from an ordained Christian minister. Strong personality profile would
                     enhance the programme.

                     Whilst acknowledging the cost of effective and entertaining formats such as
                     Drama, Musical etc and therefore limitations imposed by the budget in this slot,
                     we will not discourage creativity amongst producers who may find ways to
                     propose cost effective innovative ideas within this range of formats.

                     The successful producer must deliver a creative and innovative concept that will
                     satisfy traditional expectations, but which also introduces some fresh and new
                     ideas, in line with channel’s youthful position.

 LANGUAGE:           Multi-Lingual
 COMMISSIONING
                     Margaret Magagula
 EDITOR:
 CLOSING DATE:       28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:            SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B5


 RFP TITLE:          CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
 SUB-GENRE:          DOCU-MAGAZINE
 CHANNEL             SABC 1
 SERIES:
                     26 x 24’
 EDITORIAL GUIDE:    We are looking for a magazine format that focuses on issues from a Christian
                     perspective as well as Church-related news and actuality with bias to Christian
                     Communities who predominantly use African languages as medium of worship.
                     The format should allow for in-depth interviews, personality profile, Christian life
                     issues, and stories of human interest as well as entertainment. It would be an
                     advantages if coverage were countrywide, thus allowing the programme to reflect
                     the life of the Church across South Africa.


                     The programme must align itself with the SABC 1 target audience, (youthful at
                     heart), and yet remain accessible to the wider and older Christian audience that
                     the Department is mandated to serve.


                     The successful producer must be able to demonstrate a full understanding of the
                     Christian faith, as well as their capacity to produce to a high standard.
                     Preference will be given to those proposals which show mandate issues such as
                     disability, language delivery, gender sensitivity, BEE, etc, will be handled in both
                     content as well as the employment profile of the production Team esp. on the
                     creative editorial staff
 LANGUAGE:           40 % English, 20% Nguni, 20% Sotho, 5% siSwati, 5% Ndebele, 5% Venda, 5%
                     Tsonga and Subtitles
 COMMISSIONING
                     Sam Ramosa
 EDITOR:
 CLOSING DATE:       28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B6


RFP TITLE:         Religions of South Africa
SUB-GENRE:         Documentary Series
SERIES:            6 x 48’
CHANNEL:           SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:    The South African society has always been incurably religious and more so
                   since the dawn of the new democratic order, it is more free and expressive in its
                   faith and practice. Various Faiths/Denominations communities articulate
                   themselves uniquely within the context of the new South Africa.

                   We are looking for producers to create a series of programmes that would best
                   showcase the different faiths that reflect the broader diverse South African
                   society. The programmes should be educative and informative from a
                   denominational/faith perspective, highlighting the history, philosophy, ritual
                   practices and cultural aspects of interest. Where Pilgrimages are a common
                   practice, these can be treated as stand alone episodes, eg, the ZCC’s Easter
                   pilgrimage, the Shembe (Nazarene Baptist Church) pilgrimage to the holy
                   mountain, etc.

                   The main objective of this series should be to empower Mzansi citizens through
                   education and information about Religions practised in our country to promote
                   religious knowledge, mutual respect and good neighbourliness in the face of the
                   vast diversity in religious and cultural practises.

                   The program should be aligned with SABC 1 target audience and still to remain
                   in touch with the older audience due to the unique role of religion in society
LANGUAGE:          African Language (Subtitles) and English
COMMISSIONING
                   Sam Ramosa
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      28 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 REL B7


RFP TITLE:         Encounters

SUB-GENRE:         Ethics Value Edutainment
SERIES:            26 x 48’
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   South Africans are largely informed by morality, which is often derived from
                   following different religions. In fact, research shows that in the region of 80% of
                   South Africans admit to being adherents of one or other faith.

                   At the same time, we are tackling major questions of morality. Our lives are
                   dominated by issues such as child abuse, crime, HIV/Aids, drug abuse and
                   corruption. As South Africans we remain universally concerned about the effects
                   these social-ills have on our society and as a Nation, we are determined to take
                   steps to make a difference.

                   We are looking for a series which, informed by our values as a Nation, shall
                   explore various issues of morality that South Africans are dealing with on a daily
                   basis. It should creatively explore these issues using a wide variety of visual and
                   audio content packaged in an innovative, entertaining and inter-active format. As
                   SABC 2 is a family orientated channel that celebrates our uniqueness and
                   diversity, it should aim to reach South Africans across the cultural and social
                   divides and thus celebrate this unity in diversity that makes up our nation. It
                   should provide a platform for championing good moral values and personal
                   ethics. Although serious by virtue of moral issues discussed, it must still be fun
                   and tasteful so that all South Africans will “feel at home” watching the
                   programme. It should be in keeping with the Channel’s vision of celebrating and
                   empowering the nation. It must consider public opinion and at the same time
                   inform the public, based on exploration, as to what can be done to make a
                   change and promote moral regeneration.

                   The programme must therefore take a positive line and aim to allow the regular
                   viewer at the conclusion of the series to have his/her finger on the pulse of what
                   drives morality in South Africa and perhaps even understand and decipher
                   "South Africa's Universal Moral Code", in other words, what are the nation’s
                   common values? The programme can be presented in various formats including
                   talk, drama and gameshow…

                   The successful producer must demonstrate their capacity to produce to a high
                   standard.

LANGUAGE:          Mostly English with Vernacular where applicable.
COMMISSIONING
                   Yashika Singh
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 REL B8


RFP TITLE:          GOSPEL SIGNATURE SERIES
SUB-GENRE:          GOSPEL MUSIC
SERIES:             13 x 48’
CHANNEL:            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:    We are looking for a stand alone signature series on Gospel music as a
                    complementary alternative to the popular programme Gospel Time. We are open
                    to any exciting and creative format, with episodes bound together by some
                    common thread or specific theme, and which will have the potential to reach the
                    same standards and AR’s set by Gospel Time. By implication, programme ideas
                    which offer only variations on the current Gospel music formats will not be
                    considered.

                    The programme should be aimed at a mixed generation South African audience,
                    but should also acknowledge our uniquely African context. It should be in
                    keeping with the Channel’s vision of celebrating and empowering the nation. It
                    should reach South Africans across the cultural and social divides and thus
                    celebrate the unity in diversity that makes up our nation. It must be fun and
                    tasteful so that all South Africans will “feel at home”..

                    The successful producer must be able to demonstrate a full understanding of not
                    only the Christian faith but the diversity of the gospel music within the broader
                    Christian community within the target audience. The successful producer must
                    also demonstrate their capacity to produce to a high standard.

LANGUAGE:           100% Languages other than English
COMMISSIONING
                    Shenazz Adams
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:       28 March 2006




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 REL B9


RFP TITLE:          CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE PROGRAMME
SUB-GENRE:          CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE
SERIES:             52 x 24’
CHANNEL             SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                    Although this has traditionally been a magazine slot, producers are welcome to
                    propose other formats, or even a blending of formats. The programme should
                    focus on issues from a Christian perspective, as well as Church-related stories
                    and activities. Programme elements could include in-depth interviews,
                    personality profiles, Christian life issues, stories of human interest,
                    entertainment, and even maybe some comedy. It would be an advantage if
                    coverage were countrywide, thus allowing the programme to reflect the life of the
                    Church across South Africa, SABC 2 being the ‘Channel for the Nation.

                    In essence, Christianity should be a force uniting people rather than dividing, and
                    the programme should find creative ways of promoting the strengthening of the
                    ties that bind together South Africans of all walks of life, playing a positive role in
                    nation building. Ultimately, it should be a high quality Christian based programme
                    where viewers feel completely at home.

                    The successful producer must be able to demonstrate a full understanding of the
                    Christian faith, as well as their capacity to produce to a high standard

LANGUAGE:           50% English, 25% Afrikaans, 25% other
COMMISSIONING
                    Japie de Bruyn
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:       28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 REL B10


RFP TITLE:          Christmas Day Special on SABC 2
SUB-GENRE:          CHRISTIAN SPECIAL
SERIES:             1 x 48’
CHANNEL:            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:    Although Christmas is primarily a Christian festival, it has always been a time of
                    goodwill amongst most South Africans, an ideal time for creating unity in the
                    diversity in the country, promoting tolerance, respect and good neighbourliness.
                    The Christmas specials broadcast on the channel previously have been very
                    successful, and we are once again looking for a programme that will
                    communicate the true message of Christmas in an entertaining and creative way.
                    It should not be a liturgical programme such as Lessons and Carols, but rather
                    something that has the widest audience appeal possible without compromising
                    the real meaning of the message of Christmas, as conveyed through the name
                    Immanuel (God with us). Drama and/or dramatization should be a key element,
                    and could be effectively combined with music. The proposed programme must
                    be in line with the channel’s emphasis on family life and values and, in bringing
                    the Christmas message, should also champion good moral values and personal
                    ethics.
                    The successful producer will be able to demonstrate a full understanding of the
                    Christian tradition in regard to Christmas as well as their capacity to produce to a
                    high standard.

LANGUAGE:           60% English, 40% languages other than English
COMMISSIONING
                    JAPIE DE BRUYN
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:       28 March 2007




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RFP NO.:                SIT ‘06 – S1 REL B11


RFP TITLE:              2010 Special “Fame from Faith “

SUB-GENRE:              Documentary Mini Series
SERIES:                 6 x 48’
CHANNEL:                SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:        The 2010 Soccer World Cup will be hosted by South Africa. The event is not only
                        a sporting event, it also highlights the coming together of nations, different
                        cultures and religious faiths.

                        This documentary mini-series will focus on the diversity of faiths, which are
                        represented at this World Cup. Each episode should focus on a player who will
                        be at the World Cup and who follows a particular faith fervently. The Series
                        should look at the individual’s philosophy towards the game and how it is
                        informed by their particular faith. Emphasis will also be placed on how the
                        competitive football environment conflicts with and/or is supported by the
                        individual’s faith. Interviews will canvas the player’s development and the growth
                        of their faith until the eve of the World Cup in 2010.

                        The Producer should consider a wide range of faiths and countries to be
                        represented at the tournament in compiling a list of featured players. The
                        Producer should take into account different language groups and cultures as
                        well. The Series should feature players from South Africa, Africa and abroad as it
                        will be aimed at both a local and an international audience. It should be both
                        informative and entertaining to fit the mold of SABC 1 as a youthful channel.



LANGUAGE:               Multi Lingual
COMMISSIONING EDITOR:   Marc Friedman
CLOSING DATE:           14 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 REL B12


RFP TITLE:          ISSUES OF FAITH
SUB-GENRE:          DOCUMENTARY
SERIES:             48 x 30 episodes
CHANNEL             SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:    Issues of Faith is the Religion Genre’s award winning flagship documentary
                    series. The nature of the series is to raise the level of dialogue and debate and to
                    bring awareness of the moral, ethical and religious view points on issues
                    confronting people today. Provocative yet engaging, the documentary strand
                    serves to challenge and inspire the viewer.
                    Issues such as the silence of rape, abuse, suicides amongst teens, same sex
                    marriages, family values, polygamy, conflict and resolution would be aspects to
                    consider.
                    However the series is open to a range of issues that are particular to faith
                    communities, yet accessible to a broader audience. Stories from the African
                    continent are also encouraged.

                    Established as an SABC 2 brand, Issues of faith attempts to push the envelope
                    and allow for a diversity of opinion, and comment upon the various faiths and
                    traditions in the country. We are very pleased to announce that Issues is being
                    increased from 24 to 48 minutes per episode which will offer producers far more
                    scope.


                    Within the strand we are looking for THREE SIGNATURE SERIES

                    1. Science and Spirituality

                    Is there a connection to modern science and ancient truths or are most of our
                    stories rescinded in the realm of myth? Are religious stories and icons a figment
                    of the imagination only to teach lessons or is there tangible proof of creation?
                    What holds the key to unlock the many mysteries of the universe or are some
                    questions better left unanswered?
                    In spite of diverse opinion today, some scientists and physicists are attempting to
                    consider religious theories as proof of Existence, Knowledge and Truth.
                    This 4 part series would look at the above issues from various faiths perspectives
                    within South Africa, drawing in evidence of research, creative filming and strong
                    characters that are able to articulate their perspectives.


                    2. In the name of Peace…?

                    Post modernist society has questioned the value of religion in the face of
                    decadence, violence, terrorism and world fear, citing the basis of religion on
                    rationalism and untruth. The noble values espoused by all religions have
                    seemingly conflicted with human society since time immemorial. Humanity is at a
                    cross roads in this age of heightened fear, greed and compulsion. The challenge
                    to religion today is how to meet humanity at a human level without moving away
                    from its high moral standpoint, not only ensure the survival of humankind but of
                    all nature and Earth. The global call to Religion is Peace in its broadest and
                    intrinsic sense.
                    This 3 part series will serve to put into perspective religion in a post modernist
                    context and the Nature of Peace as ascribed in all faiths and traditions.

                    Key requirements of the strand would be:
                       • Strong evidence of authentic research
                       • Detailed director’s treatment of our documentary series
                       • Encourage critical thinking around issues surrounding the life of faith
                           globally.
                       • The series is not shy of controversy as long as a fair balance is

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                    •   A strong sense of the Visual and grammar of television




                3. PROFILES
                 We are looking for strong Profiles on religious leaders in South Africa. These
                contemporary leaders and spiritual teachers who have made and continue to
                make a significant impact upon thousands of people today are the living legends
                and icons of our time, whose legacy will continue for generations to come.

                The target audience is Family.



LANGUAGE:       English and vernacular
COMMISSIONING
                Yashika Singh / Japie de Bruyn
EDITORS:
CLOSING DATE:   14 February 2007




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THE CONTENT HUB

  FACTUAL RFP’S
     B1 – B12
  NOVEMBER 2006




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                              GENRE FACTUAL OVERVIEW

                        `Weaving universal dreams, celebrating African stories…’
                                        The Content Hub Vision

The Factual genre allows ordinary South Africans to tell their stories truthfully and honestly.

Drawing from the legacy of African Story telling we create bold, cutting edge programming that looks beyond
mainstream opinion, establishing platforms where ordinary citizens have a voice!

Public Broadcasting is crucial to a healthy, robust Democracy and Factual Programming is the most reliable
finger on the pulse of our world. Excellent Factual storytelling is a nation building tool because it breaks the
isolation of the human experience.

We can explore the limits of what’s possible with unrivalled integrity and impact. The dramas of everyday
living have the ability to become embedded deep in our psyches and these stories inform our Journey.

Factual Programmes act as an early warning system, anticipating when things go wrong. We embrace
controversy so that we can be the release valve when our society is under pressure. Of our nation’s
storytelling bouquet, the Factual Genre is the most tangible space to facilitate the expression of our dreams,
desires and connectedness. It helps us make immediate sense of our world.

                   Igniting awareness and reflecting the people’s struggles
This overview contains an extract from the Genre Strategy… designed to assist film makers with the
submission of proposals:

“Public thinkers are the light of the world; they are the path-finders and pioneers on
                whom the masses rely for guidance and leadership”
                               Author: James Maluleke
There are many essential instruments in the striving for an ethical society. A Public Broadcaster driven by a
clear Mandate & Goals is one of the most important instruments.
    The Genre Factual is informed by the Vision, Mission, Values and Positioning Statement of the
                                                Content Hub.

In addition, we have developed a blueprint that encompasses a Strategic Scale that aligns our
organisational capital with the programmes that are being produced… thus providing a foundation for the
Genre Brand Content Hub:

            -    MISSION
                 To develop an African storytelling tradition that reflects our magnificence and engages
                 viewers wherever they are on their journey of self fulfillment whilst excelling in a competitive,
                 commercial environment, informed by global trends and a public mandate imperative.
            -    MESSAGE…                Destination YOU!

            -    TONE…                    Beyond the Edge!




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FACTUAL GENRE SCOPE:

For a Public Broadcaster Factual programming is defined by its intention not by its form. The intention is to
create programmes that allow the audience to experience, reflect or engage with the subject presented in the
security that the information has integrity. It empowers the audience to engage from a position of
independent wisdom. To achieve this intention we use traditional forms e.g.
             – Documentary
                      • Non-fictional accounts that probe the lives of real people, using traditional as well as
                         cutting-edge storytelling structures and tools

            –   Informal Knowledge Building
                    • Programmes that bolster life skills by providing tools and information

            –   Talk Shows
                    • Host-driven shows that examine a range of pressing socio-economic issues

FACTUAL DOCUMENTARY:
In addition with adhering to our Genre Strategy, we aim for Documentary to become established as the main
arena of industry entry level Training & Development, providing structured access for new film makers into
the Industry. In this regard we will:
             – Develop and promote the making of Short Films as well as Feature Length Docs
             – Develop Directors with a voice… professionals who display a real sense of authorship
             – Design Briefs & Projects that specifically redress the race & gender imbalances in the
                  industry as well as bridge the Rural/Urban Divide
             – Ensure that documentaries become a platform that routinely addresses mandate imperatives
                  (e.g. around language, gender, disability etc) in an integrated fashion
             – Use foreign material & co-productions interwoven with local stories... Separate platforms
                  reinforce stereotypical ideas about “us” and “them” and fuel xenophobia

FACTUAL TALK:
Talk properties across the three channels have to be increased (and in some cases vastly improved) for a
range of compelling reasons that include:
    • The advent of digital broadcasting means this sub genre will be the most immediate and will offer the
        widest variety of interactive opportunities
    • The demands of SABC 4 & 5 can be met with immediacy and financial viability
    • Top quality, entertaining Talk Shows are popular with all ages because it helps audiences make
        immediate sense of the dramatically changing landscape of their lives

FACTUAL IKB:
Informal Knowledge Building programmes are the mainstay of the Public Broadcaster’s mandate to Educate
and Inform. However, too many of our IKB properties are unimaginative and do not entertain. These
properties could also:
    • Display boldness, authenticity and originality
    • Be innovative in terms of style and format
    • Encompass superior script writing
    • Be accessible for the widest possible audience
    • Compete with drama and entertainment
    • Be committed to high production values
    • Exploit potential revenue opportunities (mainly via sponsorships)




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THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
The role of the Executive Producer in our Commissioning Process is relatively new and is designed to assist
the Content Hub’s Genre Factual with industry development, especially redressing past imbalances in the
industry. This function allows us to extend our capacity and to deliver on our mandate, regulatory conditions
and strategic imperatives.

Our focus for these briefs will be on story content as well as the creative talent that will make the stories
come alive on screen. So, directors do not have to be part of a production company nor have their own
registered entities.

The EP is expected to have the necessary infrastructure to assist those film makers who do not have their
own companies.

As usual each Director is advised to suggest the Key Creatives (including researchers) with whom they
would like to work. However, the final decision in this regard will rest with the Head of Genre, the
Commissioning Editor the EP.
Each Film Maker has to submit a draft budget. However, the macro budget for the series or project will be
finalised by the head of Genre, the CE and the EP… in consultation with individual Film Makers.

PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT:

Film makers whose proposals are short-listed will be invited to present their ideas to a pitching panel. The
successful film makers will be required to take the panel’s input on board, in a revised proposal, before the
contractual process. Please note that the Genre Factual will not enter into contracts without detailed
production schedules that include shooting scripts and (in the case of series) episode scripts.

IN CONCLUSION:



                     The future remains FUNKY FACTUAL
                   RICH IN TEXTURE, RESONATING WITHIN.

                             THE SOUTH AFRICAN STORY;
                               AS ONLY WE CAN TELL




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RFP NO.:                SIT ’06 – S2 FACT B1


RFP TITLE:               OUR NATION IN COLOUR – `YOU DON’T KNOW ME’.
SUB-GENRE:               INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY SERIES
CHANNEL                  SABC 2
SERIES:                  4 x 48’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:           STEREOTYPES ARE LIMITING… WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO TURN THEM
                                    AROUND – AND UNDERSTAND`THE OTHER’?

                         `Our Nation in Colour’ on SABC 2 is a platform for fresh, positive, people-
                         centered documentaries that embraces African values, stimulates dynamic
                         social discourse, confronts challenging national, family and community issues,
                         and instills pride in viewers.

                         Stereotypes are limiting and stunt our growth.
                         A woman’s place is in the kitchen…
                         The man brings home the bacon…
                         Education is the key to success…
                         Or Is It?
                         In this investigative documentary series we are looking for a series of
                         documentaries that challenge clichés and assumptions that South Africans
                         have about one another. Filmmakers need to preset a character and reveal the
                         unexpected around the personality that we have typically stereotyped.

                          The series of 13 episodes should feature a range of personalities, ordinary
                         South Africans doing extraordinary things. A middle aged woman who always
                         wanted to be a miner. A multiple Cricket record breaker – he is blind! We are
                         looking for gold-diggers, High-flyers, Male-nannies, Ex-executives and we find
                         them in rather strange personalities and places.


                                                   YOU DON’T KNOW ME…
                             Textured, moving and entertaining human stories that are character-driven
                             and go deeper, to delve into the complexity of old and new cultural /racial
                             identities in contemporary South Africa - and the values they embody.

                                                          KEY REQUEIREMENTS:
                                   •  Tell us what we would never know otherwise, explore the
                                      boundaries and go beyond clichés and assumptions South
                                      Africans have about each other culturally, socially and racially.
                                   • Told from within, these stories are the ultimate insight into ‘others’.
                                   • These films open up sub-cultures and turn the lens inward on
                                      individuals, families, and groups who are united by their common
                                      purpose, beliefs or a single organizing principle.
                                   What is vital is that we learn to understand them and reassess our
                                   own rigid beliefs after watching your story.
CREATIVES:               Producers, Directors and Writers across the skills spectrum in South Africa.
REQUIREMENTS:                A comprehensive proposal that includes:
                             • An extensive outline and treatment of the story/ ies;
                             • Clear indication of the theme/s being addressed and how they are
                                developed in the story;
                             • A guiding budget and cost completed on the SABC Budget Pack
                             • A synopsis of your creative team, their skills levels and representation
                             • Company BEE & BBBEE
                             • The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for SABC 2.
LANGUAGE:                33% English, 67% non English
COMMISSIONING EDITOR:    B.Baker & Khanya Makhanya
CLOSING DATE:            30 March 2007

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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S2 FACT B2


RFP TITLE:         SOUTHERN AFRICA `COAST-TO-COAST’
SUB-GENRE:         SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY / NATURAL HERITAGE / EXPLORATION
CHANNEL            SABC 2
SERIES:            13X48’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                                                  `COAST-TO-COAST’
                            The lure of the African coastline and it’s oceans is immense…

                    What we’re looking for is a definitive series that explores the rich natural
                            and human heritage along our Southern African coastline.
                    Stylized, unique and textured visual experiences that capture the beauty,
                   reality and uniqueness of the places, people and ocean that makes up our
                                              coastal communities.

                                                  KEY REQUEIREMENTS:
                            •   Detailed outline of a series and how film expands on the theme yet
                                captures an individual context.
                            •   Tell us what we would never have known otherwise.
                            •   Explore the marine, ecological and human factors that constitute this
                                world in every setting we travel to.
                            •   Deliver a high-quality visuals and script.
                            •   Access to communities, individuals and scientific or other institutions
                                relevant to the content is vital.

CREATIVES:         The successful producer will have a demonstrable track record and interesting
                   body of work and clear insight into the subject matter.

REQUIREMENTS:         A comprehensive proposal that includes:
                      • An extensive outline and treatment of the story/ ies;
                      • Clear indication of the theme/s being addressed and how they are
                         developed in the story;
                      • A guiding budget and cost completed on the SABC Budget Pack
                      • A synopsis of your creative team, their skills levels and representation
                      • Company BEE & BBBEE
                      • The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for SABC 2.
LANGUAGE:          60% English, 40% other than English
COMMISSIONING
                   Linky Bierman
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S2 FACT B3


RFP TITLE:         `OUR NATION IN COLOUR’
GENRE:             DOCUMENTARY SERIES
SUB-GENRE:         SABC 2
SERIES:
                   48 MINUTES
EDITORIAL GUIDE:                The Soul of a Nation resides in its stories as legacy…

                   FACTUAL PROGRAMMING ON SABC 2 EQUALS TOTAL ENGAGEMENT OF
                         SOUTH AFRICANS AND THE HOLISTIC REFLECTION OF OUR
                                         COLLECTIVE HISTORY.
                    IT IS A VITAL MIRROR BOLDLY REFLECTING OUR SOCIAL DYNAMICS
                                           AND TRANSITION.

                   `Our Nation in Colour’ is a platform for fresh, positive, people-centered
                   documentaries that embraces African values, stimulates dynamic social
                   discourse, confronts challenging national, family and community issues,
                   and instills pride in viewers.
                                                CALL FOR IDEAS:
                       We are looking for series of two or more films per company which capture
                       the ethos of this successful, prime documentary window.

                                        SPECIFIC THEMES FOR SUBMISSION ARE:
                            1) South Africa in the African Diaspora & contemporary Pan African
                            relations – what are the dynamic shifts, attitudes and challenges?

                            2) Alternative Families in South Africa today:
                            Black, white, divorced, gay, adopted, child-led, extended, straight,
                            bi-racial, married or childless by choice?
                           What constitutes the new family, and what shapes their reality?

                       •    It is important to demonstrate an understanding of the racial, socio-
                            political, cultural and gender issues in South Africa, as well as the trends,
                            challenges, opportunities and debates confronting different sectors of the
                            population.
                       •    Stories within a series of films need to portray aspects of South African
                            life and social dynamics that have been under explored on television to
                            with insight and creative flair.
                       •    We also welcome other interesting proposals that are entertaining,
                            provocative and represent the complex South African experience on our
                            continent.
                       •    The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for SABC 2.
CREATIVES:         Producers, Directors and Writers across the skills spectrum in South Africa.
REQUIREMENTS:          A comprehensive proposal that includes:
                       • An extensive outline and treatment of the story/ ies;
                       • Clear indication of the theme/s being addressed and how they are
                          developed in the story;
                       • A guiding budget and cost completed on the SABC Budget Pack
                       • A synopsis of your creative team, their skills levels and representation
                       • Company BEE & BBBEE
LANGUAGE:          33% English, 67% non English
COMMISSIONING
                   B. Baker & Khanya Makhanya
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S1 FACT B4


RFP TITLE:         HIP HOP MZANSI
GENRE:             Documentary / ACTUALITY SERIES
SUB-GENRE:         SABC 1
SERIES:            13 x 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   “Public thinkers are the light of the world; they are the path-finders and
                   pioneers on whom the masses rely for guidance and leadership”. Author,
                   Jameson Maluleke

                   We are keen to receive proposals that reflect and explore the new and rapidly
                   evolving phenomenon referred to as Hip Hop.

                   This series will explore the continental and national explosions. The series
                   should represent a platform for youth to give expression to creativity,
                   social, political and other commentary.

                   The brief seeks to illustrate how people driven story telling and Hip Hop as
                   African constructs correlate in Southern Africa.

                   For the first time we take an in depth look into the crevices and currents
                   strengthening the rip tides of youth expression. This sub-culture is fast becoming
                   the universal language of youth. It has given the youth both a voice and platform.

                   We want to explore this engagement with the world around them on their terms
                   and in a manner that recognizes and respects the discourse they have
                   constructed.

                   It will be important to demonstrate an understanding of the socio political, cultural
                   and gender issues involved, as well as the opportunities and difficulties
                   confronting the youth participating in this environment.

                   We would like to see aspects that have been under explored on television. We
                   do not want to see proposals set in a television studio. We want it to reflect the
                   movement on the streets where it is happening in the cities.

                   We welcome proposals that represent the breadth of the continent and
                   demonstrate the capacity for a returnable series.

CREATIVES:         Proposals should demonstrate that the programmes will push boundaries and
                   reflect the pulse and attitude that is inherent in the subject matter.
                   We are looking for highly entertaining ideas that talk to the target audience.

                   The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for the SABC

                   Producers should demonstrate that they are able to engage this world.
REQUIREMENTS:         • Outline of the series
                      • Step-outline of one episode
                      • Synopsis of remaining episodes

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          30% English and minority languages, 70% Nguni and SeSotho
COMMISSIONING
                   Nigel Bird
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 FACT B5


RFP TITLE:         IT HAPPENED TO ME
GENRE:             IKB REALITY DOCUMENTARY
CHANNEL:           SABC 1
SERIES:            13 X 48’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:    We are keen to receive proposals that reflect the hard hitting realities facing
                   ordinary South Africans across the socio-economic divide. The aim is to
                   answer questions, such as – What does it feel like to survive a terminal illness
                   or trauma in your life and live to tell others of it?

                   Proposals in this prime documentary health and wellness slot which can
                   include rare diseases, should be character driven and engage the challenge of
                   balancing the art of getting along with the need to triumph over adversity.
                   Stories must reflect the individual’s ability to pull themselves back onto the cliff
                   and enjoy the panoramic view of breathtaking scenes offered by life’s rewards.
                   It is about self fulfillment and the challenge of modern day living.

                   We are looking for highly entertaining concepts and ideas fitting the
                   commercial nature of the channel. It should reflect the tangible impacts,
                   challenges and triumphs without loosing the aspect of humor.

                       We welcome proposals that represent the breadth of South African society
                       and demonstrate the capacity for a returnable series.

                   Each 48 minute documentary charts the journey of an individual or family who
                   has encountered and continues to live with and overcome their particular
                   affliction or trauma.

                   The series finds ordinary heroes who overcome illness and seek wellness
                   through many avenues – encountering traditional and medical innovators and
                   those seeking new ways to overcome illness.

                   The characters tell their stories in the first person and we move from townships
                   to mansions, operating rooms to death beds, ask the tough questions and
                   seeing how curable diseases like tuberculosis are still claiming thousands of
                   lives. Many illnesses and health setbacks can be avoided, this programme
                   provides viewers insights into how. In socio-economic South African
                   environments where resources are sometimes a constraint and ignorance can
                   lead to disaster.


CREATIVES:         Producers should demonstrate that they have access to the subjects of their
                   films
                   submissions may be for more than one film
REQUIREMENTS:      An outline of the episode
                   An SABC budget pack breakdown



                      Company BEE details
                   No material on VHS/DVD
LANGUAGE:          25% English 65% African and 10% minority languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Desmond Naidoo
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 April 2007


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RFP NO.:          SIT ‘06 – S1 FACT B6


BRIEF TITLE       Rate my Date
GENRE             Factual Series

SERIES            26 X 24’
CHANNEL           SABC 1

EDITORIAL GUIDE
                  As people focus more on improving their standard of life; climbing the
                  corporate ladder, getting bigger cars, accumulating more bling etc. less time is
                  spent on finding the ideal mate – where does one start?! We are keen to
                  discover what the emotional, mental and psychological challenges are. In this
                  high powered me, myself and I society we now live in tenderness and issues of
                  the heart are increasingly becoming difficult to broach.

                  We are looking for a fun and exciting series that will reveal the secrets of how
                  young people date who and why. Where should you go to meet Mr. /Ms Right
                  and how do you keep them interested?

                  Think ‘The Bachelor’ with a dash of democracy, Jam Alley for lovers and
                  scorecards, make it fresh and interactive.


CREATIVES         submissions should reflect an understanding of the subject matter and the full
                  complexity of our South African diversity across regions, gender and race.
                  Submissions should indicate how the creative team will be made up ensuring
                  that there is appropriate representation in the team.
                  The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for the SABC.

REQUIREMENTS      Budget submitted on an SABC budget pack
                  Company BEE details
LANGUAGE          65% African, 25% English and 10% minority languages.
COMMISSIONING
                  Beathur Baker
EDITOR
CLOSING DATE      16 April 2007.




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 FACT B7


RFP TITLE:         Salute to Greatness
GENRE:             Documentary
SUB-GENRE:         History - Factual Genre & Reversioning:
SERIES:            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   We are keen to receive proposals that will bring our sense of history alive
                   through programmes that we pay homage to South Africans who have shaped
                   our collective journey as a nation. People who are now on the periphery of our
                   memories but without whom this country would not be what it is today.

                   This is not a series on political heroes, but rather men and women who have
                   from their place is society stood out as being ‘great’ in the broadest sense of the
                   word. We expect that these films will capture the essence of the person and their
                   life’s passions and values. This could also include heroes behind the heroes.

                   In this series of 48 minute documentaries we hope to rediscover those truly
                   remarkable people from both the past and the present.

                   These films will go intro development after being briefed in 2006 and will be
                   collected to screen when appropriate – individually or as short seasons.

                   The programmes will be produced largely from archive material through our
                   Reversioning Department

                   We would like to see the first films ready for broadcast at the end of 2007.

CREATIVES:         We are looking for creative ways of using archive material in a way that brings
                   history into sharp focus through an African story telling style.

                   Outline of the 13 episodes and a breakdown of one episode that will demonstrate
                   the structure and dramatic arc of the episode.

                   Proposals should be innovative and demonstrate a clear sense of style and story
                   telling.
REQUIREMENTS:      We are keen to contract between two and four ideas per producer to make up
                   this 8 to 13 part series.
LANGUAGE:          60% African Languages,20% English and 10%minority languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Thando Shozi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 FACT B8


RFP TITLE:         Journey to the Core
GENRE:             Documentary Series
CHANNEL:           SABC 3
SERIES:            13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   So you have your ‘nice’ car, your ‘nice’ house, your ‘nice’ things and you now
                   feel that you have arrived. But what about your soul and your spirit?

                   As a nation we have made some great political and material strides and we have
                   largely done so at the expense of our own personal transformation. This series
                   seeks to give South Africans the tools with which to begin to balance their
                   external lives with their inner selves. We would like to see proposals that
                   demonstrate how a Journey to the Core of individual citizens will impact on the
                   Nation as a whole.

                   We are keen to receive highly informative and bold proposals for this 13 part
                   series.



CREATIVES:             •    A demonstration oh how the individual’s emotion journey will impact on
                            the viewer through the series. We are also keen to see a level of
                            dramatic tension in the unfolding of each episode.


                       •    This series must be both commercial and entertaining in nature.

REQUIREMENTS:          •    Outline of the 13 episodes and a breakdown of one episode that will
                            demonstrate the structure and dramatic arc of the episode.
                       •    Proposals should be innovative and demonstrate a clear sense of style
                            and story telling.
LANGUAGE:          Minimum 5% non English.
COMMISSIONING
                   Linky Bierman
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 FACT B9


RFP TITLE:         Dates Beyond Disaster
GENRE:             Documentary Reality series
SUB-GENRE:         IKB
CHANNEL:           SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Living life in the fast lane tends to make us take life too seriously and very often
                   does not allow for love and romance. Here is an opportunity to present us with
                   highly entertaining and commercial reality ideas for a series that will leave the
                   viewer skilled in the art of love.

                   How much does his/her money matter in the attraction stakes, and can bad
                   manners kill the love? We engage with traditional knowledge systems, human
                   behavioural scientists and tried and tested dating sagas each week!


                   In this 13-part reality challenge for the young, gifted and financially independent
                   presents opportunities for highly creative submissions. This is subject material
                   that everyone can relate to and we look forward to proposals that take us to the
                   core of the matter.


CREATIVES:               •   A clear indication of style and approach to the series that will enhance
                             the value of the content for the viewer.
                         •   A clear understanding of how the series unfolds.

REQUIREMENTS:            •   Outline of the 13 episodes and a breakdown of one episode that will
                             demonstrate the structure and dramatic arc of the episode.

                         •   Proposals should be innovative and demonstrate a clear sense of style
                             and story telling.
LANGUAGE:          Minimum 5% non English.
COMMISSIONING
                   Linky Bierman
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 FACT B10


RFP TITLE:         When the Truth hurts, healing follows
GENRE:             Documentary
CHANNEL:           SABC 3
SERIES:            13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   Apartheid gripped the country in a vice of injustice & pain and much has been
                   said about the past.

                   While the TRC began a process of addressing some of the national pain, there
                   remained communities and families whose hurt and loss has not yet been dealt
                   with.

                   This 13 part documentary series presents the opportunity to reveal the personal
                   hardships that people had to endure and how 10 years into democracy some of
                   those issues have still not been resolved. This series goes to the heart of the
                   South African experience of injustice and pain. Could the process of revealing
                   personal struggles and trauma through this series process result in closure? Or
                   is it only time that will bring healing.

                   We look forward to hearing South Africans speak, recalling their personal
                   journeys and their engagement with healing and closure.

CREATIVES:            A comprehensive proposal that includes:
                      • An extensive outline and treatment of the story/ ies;
                      • Clear indication of the theme/s being addressed and how they are
                         developed in the story;
                   The mainstreaming of disability is a priority.
REQUIREMENTS:         • A guiding budget and cost completed on the SABC Budget Pack
                      • A synopsis of your creative team, their skills levels and representation
                      • Company BEE & BBBEE

LANGUAGE:          5% minority languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Thando Shozi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      15 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 FACT B11


RFP TITLE:         INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION

GENRE:             Factual series
CHANNEL:           SABC 1
SERIES:            6 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We seek proposals for a groundbreaking and important oral history documentary
                   series that addresses a gap on our screens in innovative manner. Can we retain
                   and utilize their wisdom of the older generation?

                   These series should represent a take on South African experiences that have
                   been largely undocumented – how does the lived wisdom of the older generation
                   get passed on to the younger generation. The series unearths the contributions,
                   skills and sources of strength of our senior citizens. Young people venture out to
                   engage senior citizens who are still leaving full and interesting lives. For
                   example, the 80 year old high school former teacher in Mpumalanga who still
                   challenges pupils outside the classroom.

                   Advice, encounters, struggles and friendships will all form part of this series.



CREATIVES:         Submissions should demonstrate how a the production team will be
                   representative.

                   Submissions must reflect the diversity of our South African society.
                   The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for the SABC.

REQUIREMENTS:      An outline of the series
                   A step outline of one episode
                   Budget on SABC budget pack
                   Company BEE details
LANGUAGE:          65% African, 25% English and 10% minority languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Nhlanhla Hlongwane
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 FACT B12


RFP TITLE:         VIVA 2010
GENRE:             Documentary
CHANNEL:           SABC 1
SERIES:            13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are keen to receive proposals that will unpack the practical impact that the
                   build up to the 2010 soccer World Cup will have on the country’s - sustainable
                   development objectives, environment, infrastructure, work opportunities and
                   social upliftment initiatives.

                   It will be important to demonstrate an understanding of the issues involved as
                   well as the opportunities and difficulties confronting the issue of development.

                   Whilst getting ahead in the preparations for this world class event is serious,
                   humor should not be lost in the mix. We are looking for highly entertaining
                   ideas that fit the commercial and entertainment nature of the channels.

                   We would like to see aspects that have been under explored on television
                   such as an interpretation of the process informing logistics in preparations for
                   the World Cup.

                   We welcome proposals that represent the breadth of South African society.

CREATIVES:         Submissions must demonstrate that producers have insights into and access
                   to the key players and institutions that are involved in this event.
                   A demonstration that the series will reflect our South African diversity across
                   regions, gender and race. The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for the
                   SABC
REQUIREMENTS:           • Outline of the series
                        • Step-outline of one episode
                        • Synopsis of remaining episodes
                        • Budget on SABC budget pack
                        • Company BEE details

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          65% African, 25% English and 10% minority languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Linky Bierman
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 April 2007




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   DRAMA RFP’S
     B1 – B19
  NOVEMBER 2006




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             DRAMA - EVALUATION CRITERIA GUIDELINE

Value   Criteria
  5     SCRIPT FORMAT PRESENTATION & INDIVIDUAL WRITING STYLE:

        We require proposals to be presented in a professional, format and manner demonstrating an
        understanding of layout conversions. Proposals should be neat and tidy and presented in a readable
        fashion.
 10     CONCEPT:

        We will be looking for a drama concept that has strong and clear dramatic issues that are expressed
        through the characters and the actual story. Does it have qualities that lift it above the mediocre? Is the
        idea explainable in a few words? Is the story believable on its own terms? Are there other lavers of
        meaning which resonate throughout the story?
 10     ORIGINALITY:

        We seek proposals that are original in that they have not been seen on television and are not
        reversioned copies of other international or local properties. Does the writer take risks with the story
        structure? Does the idea and execution thereof excite the imagination?
 15     AUDIENCE APPEAL/MARKETABILITY:

        Is the proposal entertaining? Does the proposal demonstrate awareness of the intended audience and
        of its marketability to that audience?
 10     PROFESSIONAL AND IMAGINATIVE USE OF GENRES:

        Has the writer demonstrated the narrative style expected for that genre? Has the writer enriched the
        proposal by mixing genres to create a more interesting and complex story?
 10     STRUCTURE:

        Is the set-up, confrontation, resolution and pace appropriate for the tone and theme of the story as well
        as the target audience?
 15     STAKES:

        What does the protagonist have to lose, how will his life be changed? We are looking for properties
        that incorporate sub plots, believability, obstacles, reversals, continuity, twists etc).
 10     CHARACTERISATION:

        We are looking for original characters who are well motivated. Characters should be believable, multi-
        layered, complex and interesting individuals who impact pertinently on the story. Their behaviour must
        be consistent with human nature. Will the audience develop an emotional relationship with the
        characters?
 10     DIALOGUE:

        Does the dialogue sound realistic? Is it appropriate to the particular character and the world in which
        the story is set? Is the dialogue appropriate to the specific language in which it is being spoken?
 5      VISUAL REALISATION:

        Is the written proposal able to be recreated in an audio visual television medium? Can we visualize the
        story and characters in the proposal? Does the imagery, action and creative use of locations add to the
        plot and production values? Does the writer understand the relationship between what is on the page
        and what the camera can capture?
100     TOTAL




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B1


RFP TITLE:         Outa Sight
SUB-GENRE:         Comedy
SERIES:            13 x 24’
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   A great opportunity for cinematic-style television, sight gags, visual humour &
                   physical comedy. Rather than a sitcom based in the verbal mode where the
                   comedy often fails to translate successfully across our language communities,
                   this series communicates primarily visually.

                   Proposals could centre around one physically gifted performer or include a
                   talented ensemble cast. Whether the show centres around one, or two or many
                   actors, it will be character-driven. Each character should have a defining comic
                   trigger and an intrinsic way of solving problems and relating to the world. The
                   successful series will build out of that character base and strong relationships
                   between the characters, and will entrap these characters in a narrative from
                   which they will struggle, but ultimately fail, to free themselves.

                   The successful proposals will draw on our strong, home-grown tradition of
                   physical comedy (everything from The Ugly Noonoo to Woza Albert) while using
                   the television medium as the prime communication mode.

                   We will be evaluating how successfully the concept translates visually. Proposals
                   should also demonstrate good episode structure and should be well-plotted.
                   Episodes should deliver at least one storyline which sustains throughout the
                   episode, and could include sub-plots. We are not looking for short skits.

                   We are looking for our own home-grown comic genius to stand alongside
                   America’s Charlie Chaplin, Britain’s Mr Bean, and France’s Jacques Tati.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •      1 paragraph describing the intended series
                       •      1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                       •      2 pages of character outlines
                       •      A description that places the relationship between the characters and the
                              trap in which they find themselves.
                       •      10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD
COMMISSIONING
                   Anne Davis
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      2 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B2


RFP TITLE:         Going to the Chapel
GENRE:             Drama
SUB-GENRE:         Comedy


SERIES             13 episodes x 24 minutes

EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   SABC invites proposals for a sitcom set in the world of a Las Vegas styled
                   Chapel. This is world that is non-religious, non- denominational, non-traditional,
                   non-discriminatory. It is aimed at servicing the marriage industry, “a no questions
                   asked” motto. Just as long as the couples choose from a variety of wedding
                   packages available. In return the couples obtain a legal marriage certificate.

                   The series will be based on the antics of the characters that manage this world,
                   to the characters that access this world. Each week we will follow a couple or
                   couples as they take their vows at the chapel and the chapel staff that support
                   them.

                   This series should not only make us laugh but touch our hearts. It will showcase
                   our diverse society and relevance of marriage within it. The characters must
                   have clearly developed character traits, attitudes and relationships


CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.
REQUIREMENTS:           • 1 paragraph describing the intended series
                        • 1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                        • 2 pages of character outlines
                        • 10 pages of sample dialogue
                        • No material on VHS/DVD
                        • Where possible, please submit scripts in the relevant indigenous
                           languages.
LANGUAGE:          Afrikaans 40%
                   Sesotho 40%
                   English 20%
COMMISSIONING
                   Vanessa Jansen
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B3


RFP TITLE:         Die Lewe is n’ Lied
SERIES:            13 x 24’
SUB-GENRE:         Comedy
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are looking for a character driven series that will rely heavily on two main
                   characters with a good ensemble cast.

                   This series chronicles the adventures of parent-child dynamics in peri-urban
                   South Africa. These relationships need not be traditional family units.

                   We peek into the lives of two generations living and working in a changing
                   country. The series is set in a garage/workshop, where the daily foibles unfold.

                   This largely Afrikaans comedy will catapult the audience into the lives of a family
                   dealing with change in a funny manner.

                   The series should deal with different aspects of a society in transition without
                   losing its comedic effect.

                   Each character should have a defining comic trigger and an intrinsic way of
                   solving problems and relating to the world. The successful series will build out of
                   that character base and strong relationships between the characters, and will
                   entrap these characters in a narrative from which they will struggle, but ultimately
                   fail, to free themselves.

                   A point of reference would be Sanford and Son; Absolutely fabulous.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.
REQUIREMENTS:         • Step-outline of one episode
                      • Synopsis of remaining episodes
                      • Character bible
                      • 10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          80% Afrikaans 20% other languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Neo Mapetla
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      3 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B4


RFP TITLE:         Ag, Well, Ja, Nie
SERIES:            13 x 24’
SUB-GENRE:         Comedy
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   What happens when a group of multi-cultural, multi-racial people are compelled
                   to learn an indigenous South African language? Set in a night class where adults
                   are forced to interact and share their experiences, Ag, Well, Ja, Nie is a South
                   African comedy series that takes a peek into the diverse lives, cultures and
                   languages that make up the South African landscape and is the perfect vehicle to
                   showcase local language-driven humor.

                   Central to the show is the premise of why these people who speak different
                   languages would need to learn one common indigenous language. Through the
                   series we want to reflect a humorous perceptive of the language barriers faced
                   daily by South Africans and all the different social issues that separate us as a
                   people. The show should be constructed in a way that allows the different races
                   to ‘step on each others toes’ and confront some of the stereotypes that are
                   inherent in our transitional democracy while at the same time, responding to our
                   nations need to use humor to heal some of the wounds of our country’s past.

                   We are looking for an ensemble cast of well-developed characters with clear
                   flaws that drive the humor of the show. The cast should be representative of our
                   country’s demographics but not merely stereotypes.         Each character should
                   have a defining comic trigger and an intrinsic way of solving problems and
                   relating to the world. The successful series will build out of that character base
                   and strong relationships between the characters, and will entrap these
                   characters in a narrative from which they will struggle, but ultimately fail, to free
                   themselves.

                   These strong comic characters, language and racial differences will largely
                   inform the style of humor but we would also like to see some of the issues of
                   adult education incorporated in a humorous way.

                   This brief allows for the incorporation of many of our country’s languages,
                   minority languages in particular. Producers are encouraged to submit proposals
                   that reflect this diversity.
CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.
REQUIREMENTS:           • 1 paragraph describing the intended series
                        • 1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                        • 2 pages of character outlines
                        • A description of the relationship between the characters and the trap in
                            which they find themselves
                        • 10 pages of sample dialogue
                   No material on VHS/DVD.
                   Where possible, please submit scripts in the relevant indigenous
                   languages.
LANGUAGE:          Afrikaans 60%
                   Sesotho 20%
                   Minority 10%
                   English 10%
COMMISSIONING
                   Vanessa Jansen
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 DRA B5


RFP TITLE:         Once Divided, Now United
SERIES:            26 x 24’
SUB-GENRE:         Melodrama (Long Running Serial)
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are looking for proposals for a drama that has the potential to become a long
                   running series on SABC1. The series needs to take into account the needs of
                   the SABC 1 audience as well as current long running drama offerings on the
                   channel.

                   Proposals must speak to the premise of the long running series i.e.
                      - identifiable characters who represent archetypes of the world of the story
                      - a world and characters which allows for the creation of daily stories
                      - attention to the needs of a daily melodramatic drama such has
                          heightened emotional relationships, conflict and numerous twists, turns
                          and reversals

                   Based on these we would like Producers to consider the following
                      - Where is the series set? What is the world of the story?
                      - What is it about this world and the characters that inhabit it that allows for
                          daily melodramatic storylines?
                      - Who does this world relate to, who will identify with it and its characters?

                   We like the idea of a long running series that is based in a fictitious street that
                   mirrors the M70 in Soweto i.e. the street which divides Noorgesig and Orlando
                   West, or similar streets across South Africa, with a particular focus on the
                   historical racial divisions that forced family members with different complexions to
                   live in different areas across the street from each other but your proposals are
                   not limited to this premise as this is an open call.

CREATIVES:         •   Proposals should be original even where they might emulate elements of
                       other international long running properties.
                   •   The concept must have strong, clear dramatic issues that are expressed
                       through the characters and actual, believable story lines.
                   •   Characters should be believable, multi-layered, complex and interesting
                       individuals who impact pertinently on the story.
                   •   Particular focus should be paid to how the world of the story will created for a
                       long running series
REQUIREMENTS:      •   Thorough presentation of the world of the story
                   •   Detailed Character bible reflecting the archetypes of long running series
                   •   Step-outline of one episode
                   •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                   •   10 pages of sample dialogue
LANGUAGE:          Nguni based languages, Afrikaans
COMMISSIONING
                   Vanessa Jansen
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      2 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B6


RFP TITLE:         Police Drama Series
SERIES:            13 x 24’
SUB-GENRE:         Police Drama
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   The Police program genre is one of the oldest and most popular television
                   dramas in the world. SABC has to date commissioned successful police drama
                   series such as Interrogation Room and Zero Tolerance, reflecting on the
                   different forms of policing in South Africa. SABC invites proposal for a police
                   drama series that profiles another face of the diverse world of policing in South
                   Africa.

                   The universe of the series should be a community based police station preferably
                   headed by a female Captain. The series will unravel the day to day running of
                   such a police station from the view of the characters; the police force and the
                   members of the community it serves. A policeman's job is much more than just
                   catching criminals; in order to survive each day they must deal with frustrating
                   members of the public and often their own colleagues. From petty thieves to
                   violent drug dealers, life is never easy for the members of the police force.

                   SABC is looking for a fast paced television series with strong characters and
                   emotionally engaging storylines that will unravel the world of policing including
                   problems associated with community policing verses conventional policing as
                   well as the exposition of the so called corrupt officers vs. good ones and how the
                   bad cops accelerate the crime situation that we are facing as a society.

                   NB: The police station must be based in Sesotho speaking region outside
                   Gauteng. An existent community can be identified as the universe however the
                   stories must be fictitious.

                   Content Reference :The Bill ( current), Picket Fences ( 1996)

                   Reading Reference on genre:
                   www.screenonline.org.uk – search for TV Police Drama
                   www.museum.tv/archives - search for Police Programmes

CREATIVES:         Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                   context of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:      •   Step-outline of one episode
                   •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                   •   Character bible
                   •   10 pages of sample dialogue

LANGUAGE:          •   70% SeSotho language Group
                   •   20% Minority Sotho languages
                   •   5% other

COMMISSIONING
                   Sam Shale
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      9 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B7


RFP TITLE:         Mothers and Fathers of Our Nation –The Forgotten People
SERIES:            6 x 48’ (Mini Series)
SUB-GENRE:         Docu -Drama
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   This is an Inter-genre collaboration with Factual

                   Growing old should be a period when a person’s contribution to society is
                   acknowledged and valued. When wisdom is truly revered.

                   In poor communities old people make a valuable contribution to households as
                   caretakers for children, people with disabilities and those affected and infected
                   by HIV and Aids – But the aged in this country face many challenges. The
                   delivery of social services to the elderly remains fragmented, poorly managed,
                   racially divided, under-resourced and beyond the reach of the vast majority of the
                   old.

                   They refer to their pension day as the “worst day of my life”. Once their pension
                   is paid they are waylaid by hawkers and loan sharks and by their children and
                   grand-children all demanding a piece of their pension, often leaving them with
                   little or nothing.

                   We are looking intimate character driven stories to take SABC 2 viewers inside
                   the hearts and minds of the aged. The narratives will be fact-based intersperse
                   with creative re-enactments of events. The stories can be pitched as stand-
                   alones or interweaved mini series – but put them together, they should give us a
                   photo album of the senior citizens in South Africa.

                   The stories we want to commission will demonstrate unique access and
                   innovative use of the genre – merging reality with fiction. The medium of
                   delivering the content is the corner stone of determining the winning proposal –
                   so use your ingenuity and think “out of the box”.

                   This brief is open to individuals and companies.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the psychological, social and cultural context
                   of the subject matter, and demonstrate in-depth research.

REQUIREMENTS:         • Step-outline or Treatments
                      • Synopsis
                      • Strong research
                   No material on VHS/DVD
LANGUAGE:          Multi-Lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Andile Genge
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      9 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 DRA B8


RFP TITLE:         Sharpville
SUB-GENRE:         Docu-Drama
SERIES:            6 x 48’ (Mini Series)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   “The dark clouds of despair are lifting, giving way to our reason of hope” –
                   President Thabo Mbeki, 1999
                   Take history and give it an edge! Yes, make it interesting. The time has come us
                   to remove our history from the margins to the centre. We are looking for people
                   who have been edited out of history, whose stories have been erased, deformed
                   and twisted.


                   The savage massacre of African patriots at Sharpeville and other places in South
                   Africa on March 21, 1960, is of paramount significance in the struggle against
                   apartheid and needs to be documented and understood in its historical scope.


                   We are looking for fact-based stories interspaced with ingenious re-enactments
                   of events to relate this important event in our national history. These stories will
                   be sensitive, but thought –provoking, for they will give a blatant display into the
                   systematic ways in which the government of the day engineered the killing of so
                   many people, but the stories will also give splendor to the African patriots who
                   took to the streets pamphlets and petitions, demanding the instant removal of the
                   stubborn oppressor from the seat of apartheid power.


                   The minis series will transport us back to our painful history and show us why we
                   should have reason to hope.
                   Engrossing human narratives which demonstrate the intelligent and innovative
                   use of the genre i.e. merging reality with fiction


                   We are collaborating with the Factual Genre for this slot.
CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the psychological, social and cultural context
                   of the subject matter, and demonstrate in-depth research on the period and
                   historical events.

REQUIREMENTS:         • Step-outline of one episode
                      • Synopsis of remaining episodes
                      • Character bible
                      • 10 pages of sample dialogue
                   No material on VHS/DVD
LANGUAGE:          Multilingual

COMMISSIONING      Andile Genge
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B9


RFP TITLE:         Afrikaans comedy on 2
SUB-GENRE:         Sit-com
SERIES:            13 x 24’
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC 2 would like to build a sit-com around a comedy character like Gerry
                   Seinfeld in “Seinfeld” or John Cleese in “Fawlty Towers”. Key elements in the
                   content could be around the psychology of the modern male, in his career or
                   marriage. We would prefer the surroundings to be that of a working class family.

                   We want a uniquely South African sit-com with highly recognizable characters
                   and situations. Although we would like it to be family orientated, we would also
                   like to explore social mores, with a healthy dollop of satire, wry humour and/or
                   dramedy styles.

                   We would like to use a group of brand new television writers. We would like to
                   tell contemporary stories with Afrikaans speaking characters of all colours. The
                   scripted screenplay should have the dramatic elements of character, theme and
                   plot which are introduced and developed so as to form a narrative structure.
                   Each character should have a defining comic trigger and an intrinsic way of
                   solving problems and relating to the world. The successful series will build out of
                   that character base and strong relationships between the characters, and will
                   entrap these characters in a narrative from which they will struggle, but ultimately
                   fail, to free themselves.

                   This does not include sketches within variety programs, characterizations within
                   documentary programs, or any other form of program or segment within a
                   program which involves only the incidental use of actors.

CREATIVES:         •   Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the
                       subject matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •      1 paragraph describing the intended series
                       •      1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                       •      2 pages of character outlines
                       •      A description that places the relationship between the characters and the
                              trap in which they find themselves
                       •      10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          Afrikaans
COMMISSIONING
                   Rosa Keet
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B10


RFP TITLE:         Where Freedom is Treason
SUB-GENRE:         Historical Drama
SERIES:            6 x 48’ (Mini Series)
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   "I feel oppressed by the atmosphere of white domination that lurks all around in
                   this courtroom. Somehow this atmosphere calls to mind the inhuman injustices
                   caused to my people outside this courtroom by this same white domination"-
                   Nelson Mandela in one of the Trials
                   We are calling on producers to submit proposals that capture one of the enduring
                   landmarks of our national history, the1956-1959 Treason Trials. Sometimes the
                   pearls of wisdom come from the least likely eyes .We want to commission stories
                   from a point of view of ordinary people who were directly or indirectly affected by
                   the events or observers of the trials.
                   The stories of ……( you decide )
                        • court clerks
                        • security guards,
                        • wives of treason trialists,
                        • cleaners,
                        • interpreters, (who listened to statements and cross-examinations)
                        • mistresses
                        • messengers
                   We love these characters because we recognize them better than anyone - but
                   it’s sad because they still live in the cocoons of our thoughts, waiting to emerge
                   as fully fleshed beings. We find stories of ordinary people more alluring, for they
                   evoke more emotional relevance.


                   A winning proposal will be able demonstrate strong character driven narratives,
                   but still allow SABC 2 audience to see their history removed from the margins to
                   the centre.


                   Should writers want to submit proposals in African languages, they are more
                   than welcomed to do so.
CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the psychological, social and cultural context
                   of the subject matter, and demonstrate in-depth research on the period and
                   historical events.

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Step-outline of one episode
                       •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                       •   Character bible
                       •   10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD
LANGUAGE:          Multi-Lingual

COMMISSIONING      Andile Genge
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B11


RFP TITLE:         Mme le Ntate

SUB-GENRE:         Comedy
SERIES:            13 x 24’
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are looking for a sitcom based on the antics of aging couple and their social
                   group. The successful proposal will avoid superficial stereotypes of what we
                   might assume senior citizens to be; instead, it will showcase amazing characters
                   with clearly developed comic traits, attitudes and relationships.

                   In tone, we are looking for a series that will not only make us laugh, but will also
                   touch our hearts. Rather than mocking our elderly, the successful series will
                   celebrate the contribution our elders make within the broader context of SABC
                   2’s family position.

                   Each character should have a defining comic trigger and an intrinsic way of
                   solving problems and relating to the world. The successful series will build out of
                   that character base and strong relationships between the characters, and will
                   entrap these characters in a narrative from which they will struggle, but ultimately
                   fail, to free themselves.

                   Stylistic references you might wish to consider include -
                   TV: Last of the Summer Wine, One Foot in the Grave, Till Death do us Part
                   Film: The Cemetery Club, Grumpy Old Men
CREATIVES:         • Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the
                        subject matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.
                   • Language use must be authentic, and a diverse team able to offer
                        appropriate use of multilingualism would be an advantage.

REQUIREMENTS:          •      1 paragraph describing the intended series
                       •      1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                       •      2 pages of character outlines
                       •      A description that places the relationship between the characters and the
                              trap in which they find themselves
                       •      10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          •   Sesotho/Sepedi/Setswana 75% incl 20% minority languages (Tshivenda &
                       Xitsonga)
                   •   Afrikaans 20%
                   •   English 5%
COMMISSIONING
                   Anne Davis
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 DRA B12


RFP TITLE:         Meet me at the River

SUB-GENRE:         Romance
SERIES:            1 x 48 minutes x 13 stand alone episodes
CHANNEL:           SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   “If music be the food of love, play on” (Orsinio, William Shakespeare’s 12th
                   Night).

                   How does true love play out through the eyes of the average South African. Are
                   South Africans romantic people? Do we yearn for life long companionship and
                   love from others? Do we not also face the ups and downs of love? Do we
                   experience love which survives against all odds? Do we not have our hearts
                   broken?

                   SABC is looking one-off dramas, loosely based on a great South African love
                   song, which will explore love in all its complexity and depth within a South African
                   context. It is time to celebrate and see unrequited love, passionate clandestine
                   love; innocent love, reciprocated love, naïve love. There are many stories of love
                   in both present and past South Africa. We are looking for stories which will move
                   the nation, and remind us that in-spite of everything else, love really can concur
                   all…or maybe not.

                   We want high end, character driven drama which explores, the beauty, the
                   complexity, the contradictions; the depth, the superficiality, the humour, the
                   fluidity of love under the African sky.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the psychological, social and cultural context
                   of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Step-outline of episode
                       •   Character bible
                       •   10 pages of sample dialogue

LANGUAGE:
COMMISSIONING
                   Mmabatho Kau
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 DRA B13


RFP TITLE:         Boxed In
SUB-GENRE:         Comedy
SERIES:            13 x 24’
CHANNEL:           SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   A collection of hilariously idiosyncratic characters “boxed in” one location?

                   This brief asks you think out of the box. Your only constraint is that the
                   characters are limited to one space. What makes us laugh is their crazy
                   character traits and triggers, their diverse and often opposed points of view, and
                   their hilarious idiosyncrasies.

                   Great comedy is not generally made great by incredible locations or
                   extraordinary effects. The successful proposal will demonstrate dedication to
                   craft of writing and developing comedy, and will be founded on strong character
                   development.

                   While we might suggest as stylistic references The Smoking Room, The Office
                   and Night of Earth.

                   We are looking for a fresh concept rather than a partially adapted foreign format

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •      1 paragraph describing the intended series
                       •      1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                       •      2 pages of character outlines
                       •      A description that places the relationship between the characters and the
                              trap in which they find themselves
                       •      10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

COMMISSIONING
                   Anne Davis
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B14


RFP TITLE:         Mini-series on 2
SERIES:            4 x 2 – 6 episodes x 48 minutes (Mini-Series for 2008)
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are looking for a mini-series for SABC 2. We would like it to be family
                   orientated, beautifully made with a strong voice and a fresh point of view.

                   We live in one of the most diverse countries in the world. Unique combinations of
                   people, history and culture offer the very stuff that drama is made of…

                   In this proposal, we are looking for main-stream content, reaffirming our South
                   African heritage. Whether stories are historical or contemporary, we would like to
                   see stories that are set in a clearly South African context.

                   The series must be limited to no less than 2 and no more than 6 episodes made
                   to be broadcast in sequential parts featuring a major continuous plot for which
                   there is an expectation of an ending resolving the major plot tensions.


CREATIVES:         The focus must be on story. We continue to look for the most original story ideas
                   and our constant objective is to make drama that matters and push boundaries -
                   both in form and in subject matter.

REQUIREMENTS:      •   Character bible
                   •   Step-outline of one episode
                   •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                   •   10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          Multi-lingual Afrikaans / Sotho
COMMISSIONING
                   Rosa Keet
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 DRA B15


RFP TITLE:         Cherished
SUB-GENRE:         Romance
SERIES:            13 x 24’
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   The SABC is seeking to develop a property which deals with the highs and lows
                   of intimate relationships involving disabled people.

                   We do not often consider or try to understand what having and being in an
                   intimate relationship means to disabled people in these trying times? Do abled
                   and disabled people experience relationships in the same way? What are the
                   similarities and differences in the way that love is expressed and experienced?
                   What are the specific challenges of disabled people in intimate relationship?

                   As a society we do not have an understanding of the challenges, joys and
                   successes of disabled people when it comes to their personal lives. We have
                   wide sweeping generalizations of what disabled people can and can’t do.

                   This drama should confront our pre-constructed notions of disabled people in
                   intimate relationships. We would like to see stories that help us see behind the
                   masks that society has helped us construct. We are looking for stories that are
                   enlightening, true to life and thought provoking as we delve into the trials and
                   tribulations faced by these people, the effects of their decisions on themselves,
                   their friends and family as well as how they deal with their situations.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •      Step-outline of one episode
                       •      Synopsis of remaining episodes
                       •      Character bible
                       •      10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

COMMISSIONING
                   Neo Mapetla
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S DRA B16


RFP TITLE:         Until Death…
SERIES             Mini Series (4 - 6 x 48 minutes)
CHANNEL
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   South Africa’s history is filled with violence, hatred, struggle and death.
                   Synonymous with our past is the legacy of struggle heroes, absent fathers and
                   sons and dysfunctional families of every kind. But through the years of struggle,
                   there was love; illegal love, lost love, love between brother and sister, mother
                   and child, love between neighbours and friends as well as the kind of love that
                   holds communities together during trying times. Love is a human emotion that
                   transcends all human condition.

                   In this strand we would like to see great historical South African stories where
                   these different kinds of love survived, withstood hardship, separation and in
                   some cases even death. We would like to reveal these stories of love that that
                   transcended race, boundaries, wars and politics. We want to travel with these
                   characters on their journey of what it was like to maintain and value all kinds of
                   love in a war-torn country like South Africa.

                   This strand does not need to feature only iconic figures. We are also looking for
                   the stories of the everyman and everywoman set against the background on pre-
                   1994 South Africa. We are looking for human stories that will touch the viewer
                   and give them a deeper perspective on the challenges that love has faced in our
                   country.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Step-outline of one episode
                       •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                       •   Character bible
                       •   10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

COMMISSIONING
                   Vanessa Jansen
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      7 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 DRA B17


RFP TITLE:         Seeing the Unseen (Esoteric – themed brief)
SERIES:            48” x 13 Stand Alone Episodes
CHANNEL            SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Is there a world beyond what we can see and touch? Is there more to life then
                   work, play and struggle? How do we know this and experience this?

                   In today’s modern times there is a worldwide trend towards seeking spiritual
                   fulfilment and enlightenment. More people are turning to alternative forms of
                   healing and having a deeper understanding of their world; seen and unseen.

                   With this trend in mind, we are looking for one offs in a strand that explores how
                   different people seek spiritual solutions in a fast-paced life. We are looking for
                   challenging and thought provoking stand alone dramas that will explore and
                   expose this spiritual tendency in today’s times.

                   We would to see stories that help us understand

                       -   Why do people seek spiritual solutions?
                       -   What kinds of solutions exist?
                       -   If these are extra-sensory solutions how do we experience them?
                       -   How do we dramatize them?

                   This is an opportunity to delve into the unknown and the unseen. This is a
                   chance to contribute to this growing spiritual awareness and to help our viewers
                   get to understand this phenomenon intimately through characters and situations
                   that they might identify with.

                   Producers are encouraged to come up with novel ways in which to illustrate the
                   world of the unseen.

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Step-outline of one episode
                       •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                       •   Character bible
                       •   10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          80% English; 20% other languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Vanessa Jansen
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      14 May 2007




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P NO.:             SIT ‘06 – S3 DRA B18


RFP TITLE:         Comedy for 3
SUB-GENRE:         Comedy
SERIES:            13 x 24”
CHANNEL            SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC 3 is looking for a comedy series unlike any other seen our screens before;
                   one which explores humour, wit, irony and pathos in an innovative and fresh
                   way.

                   The successful series will be any form of narrative comedy including (but not
                   limited to) satire, parody, romantic comedy and social comedy. We are not
                   looking for simple farce or slapstick, nor are we looking for sketch or stand-up
                   formats.

                   The series will feature memorable, interesting characters, and we look forward to
                   seeing those with the potential to become much-loved public icons. Each
                   character should have a defining comic trigger and an intrinsic way of solving
                   problems and relating to the world. The successful series will build out of that
                   character base and strong relationships between the characters, and will entrap
                   these characters in a narrative from which they will struggle, but ultimately fail, to
                   free themselves.

                   We would like to see series which feature cool, stylish and grown-up dialogue,
                   with a healthy dose of wit and humour.

CREATIVES:         •   Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                       context of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:          •   1 paragraph describing the intended series
                       •   1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                       •   2 pages of character outlines
                       •   A description that places the relationship between the characters and the
                           trap in which they find themselves
                       •   10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

COMMISSIONING
                   Mmabatho Kau
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      21 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S3 DRA B19


RFP TITLE:         Mothers and Sons, Fathers and Daughters
SUB-GENRE:         Dramedy
SERIES             13 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   "Few subjects so provoke anxiety among feminists as the four-letter word sons,"
                   wrote pioneer feminist Robin Morgan. "Yet that subject goes to the crux of power
                   and of patriarchy, even though it also grazes the living nerves of love."

                   These are some of the textures that inform the complex relationships between
                   parents and their children; at times tragic, sometimes loving, humorous and
                   bizarre.

                   SABC 3 would like to explore these complex relationships that are found in
                   families; between parents and in-laws, between parents and their children,
                   between siblings, as well as step-children and their rivalries.

                   We would like to see a dramedy that effective marries humour and such topics
                   as stress, communication, anger management, teenagers and peer pressure.

                   What are the problems inherent in raising a child in our country? Is there a
                   difference between what boys are taught and what girls are taught? How far true
                   is it that mothers have the power to raise a new generation of boys that don’t
                   subscribe to archaic notions of gender? What role do fathers play in the raising of
                   boys and girls? We have heard of problem children but what of problem parents?

                   We would like to see a series that deals with the answers these questions and
                   others in a way that entertains and makes us laugh, but at the same time
                   provides a dramatic structure which allows the audience to find novel ways of
                   solving their situations.
CREATIVES:         • Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                       context of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:          •      1 paragraph describing the intended series
                       •      1 sentence to encapsulate the concept in a nutshell
                       •      2 pages of character outlines
                       •      A description that places the relationship between the characters and the
                              trap in which they find themselves
                       •      10 pages of sample dialogue

LANGUAGE:          80% English, 20% other
COMMISSIONING
                   Rosa Keet
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      21 May 2007




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ENTERTAINMENT RFP’S
     B1 – B10
  NOVEMBER 2006




                      103
        ENTERTAINMENT - EVALUATION CRITERIA GUIDELINE

Value    Criteria

 15      CONCEPT:

         Innovation, cutting edge, South African context, originality and currency. Clear proposition for series
         or proposal. Is it local and original? Does it have good format potential? Is this breaking new
         ground?
 15      STRUCTURE:

         Clear dramatic structure, with series and episodic arc
         AUDIENCE AND VIEWER INTERACTIVITY:
 10
         What synergies are there on other platforms for viewer/audience interactivity? How does the show
         cater for interactivity and encourage audience channel loyalty?
 10      VISUAL REALISATION:

         How does the graphic treatment, the style of shooting, the choice of camera, production design and
         location suit and build the concept?

 10      ENTERTAINMENT VALUE:

         What is the tone of the concept? Is it entertainment or does it merely describe entertainment? Is the
         program making music rather than describing it? Is the talk entertainment? How current is it? Will
         the program set trends, make a new musician or create new talent? Will the property be popular
         culture?
 5       CONTESTANTS/HOSTS ETC:

         How do chosen participants or hosts linked to the proposal deliver on concept and suit channel
         positioning?

 5       VALUE:

         Why is this entertainment property on a public broadcaster?
 10      AUDIENCE AND REVENUE DRIVER

         How well does the proposal understand audiences on the channel? Is the proposal likely to be
         profitable for the channel? What are potential revenue streams?
 10      SABC MANDATE/GOALS

         Will the proposal deliver on language mandates, regional coverage, representation, industry
         development, nation building, cultural diversity and mainstreaming disability?
 10      PRODUCTION TEAM AND STRATEGY TO DELIVER:

         The team and the task (concept), is there a match? Is there a clear strategy to enhance production
         capacity to deliver on chosen genre? What strategies are in place to deliver on content, for example
         what is the casting strategy? How does one hold auditions in 9 regions and so on? How does
         production schedule match concept?
100      TOTAL




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 - S3 ENT B1


RFP TITLE:         RICHLY SOUTH AFRICAN
SUB-GENRE:         LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
SERIES             13 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   It’s a Saturday afternoon, you’re back from shopping and you need to unwind
                   and perhaps indulge in something completely different on the box.

                   Perhaps you want to escape into a fascinating world woven with a rich tapestry
                   of culture. Think Indian and the amazing diversity within that culture. What do
                   South African Indians do for fun? What are their particular tastes in clothing, food
                   and entertainment? What is their style of living?

                   SABC 3 is looking for proposals for an Indian lifestyle magazine programme that
                   will entertain, inspire and enrich South Africans of Indian descent and give our
                   viewers a window into the Indian experience in South Africa.

                   When writing your proposals, please consider the following:
                      - All cultures, including Indian culture, is consumed and enjoyed by people
                          of other cultures, so we would like to see a programme that places the
                          emphasis on content that is open and accessible to a wide viewing
                          audience.
                      - The choice of host(s) is key, so widen the casting net to catch fresh new
                          talent.
                   We require written permission of the host(s)


CREATIVES:         The team must be diverse and bring to the table a thorough understanding of the
                   historical, social and cultural context of the subject matter.
LANGUAGE:          95 %English / 5% vernacular languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Shanitha Rathilal-Bhageloo
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S1 ENT B2


RFP TITLE:         HIT OR MISS
SUB-GENRE:         OPEN FORMAT GAME
SERIES             13 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Every weekend, thousands of soccer fans stream to stadiums across the country
                   to drink in their favourite sport. At home, millions more sit down in front of their
                   television screens in the company of friends.

                   For hours on end, they will together traverse the heights of happiness and the
                   depths of despair as they watch their respective teams battle it out on the pitch.

                   And when it’s all over, depending on the result, they will curse the referee or
                   thank the ancestors who smiled on them once more.

                   The fierce loyalty that soccer inspires in South Africa is only set to deepen now
                   that the 2010 Soccer World Cup is headed this way.

                   We are thus looking for proposals for an exciting new game show that will
                   capture all the drama, passion, competition, sacrifice and teamwork that
                   characterizes soccer as it is loved and lived in South Africa.

                   It might pit ordinary citizens against soccer commentators, coaches against
                   players, or individuals against a computer. They should compete for soccer-
                   related prizes, of course.


                   Whatever the case, proposals should be highly original, and demonstrate the
                   potential to be licensed internationally
CREATIVES:         The team must be diverse and bring to the table a thorough understanding of the
                   historical, social and cultural context of the subject matter
LANGUAGE:          vernacular / multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Ryan Fortune
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S2 ENT B3


RFP TITLE:         SUNDAY NIGHT JAM
SUB-GENRE:         MUSIC DOCU-REALITY
SERIES             13 x 48’
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Paul Simon did it with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sting did it with Mary J. Blige,
                   and Mandoza did it with Danny Kaye. Yes, that’s right: collaborate.

                   So if musicians are doing it all the time, we want to see it on SABC 2.

                   This slick late night show will bring together diverse artists from the SA musical
                   landscape, and give our viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective into how they work
                   together to produce new and unexpected forms of music.


                   For example, can a young hip-hop crew jam with a boere-orkes? How about the
                   country’s top rock & kwaito artists? And have you ever seen a deejay getting
                   down with a clasical pianist or violinist?

LANGUAGE:          English; multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Ryan Fortune
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S3 ENT B4


RFP TITLE:         AFRIKAANS IS COOL EN AFRIKANERS IS PLESIERIG
SUB-GENRE:         LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
SERIES             13 x 24
CHANNEL            SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC 3 is looking for proposals for an Afrikaans lifestyle programme aimed at all
                   people who identify themselves with the values that the Afrikaans language and
                   culture stand for – meaning all South Africans!

                   We want a programme that is fast-paced, hip, slick and trendy, and as distinct as
                   possible from Afrikaans magazine shows on SABC 2.

                   When designing your proposal, consider the following:

                       -     Afrikaans popular culture is undergoing a renaissance, as evidenced by
                             how the youth are reclaiming their Afrikaans roots, the high sales of
                             music, as well as the experimentation with music genres, and the rebirth
                             of the Afrikaans movie, etc.
                       -     Content should reflect the multi-racial and multi-cultural aspects of
                             Afrikaans.
                       -     each episode should have 80% Afrikaans language content.


                   Please blow us away with your ideas
LANGUAGE:          Afrikaans / multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Jacqueline Rainers
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      28 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S1 ENT B5


RFP TITLE:         TRADITIONAL MUSIC SHOW
SUB-GENRE:         MUSIC
SERIES             26 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   While global music sales have shown a steady decline, music sales in SA grew
                   by 22% last year. A large portion of this was traditional music.

                   Meanwhile, advances in technology have ensured that traditional songs,
                   ceremonies and instruments continue to be produced and evolve.

                   SABC 1 is thus calling for proposals for a show that captures the latest events
                   and trends in the growing sphere of traditional music. The show must span the
                   entire spectrum of traditional musics that help to constitute our national fabric,
                   and should reveal the passion behind the crafting and consumption of traditional
                   music in South Africa.

                   We will look favourably on concepts that:

                       •      Challenge us with new ways of thinking about “the traditional”.
                       •      Show the links that traditional music creates links between past, present
                              and future.
                       •      Demystify the process of music production.
                       •      Strive to profile traditional musicians.

                   Treat the subject matter with integrity.
CREATIVES:         The creative team must be diverse and bring to the table a thorough
                   understanding of the social, historical and cultural context of the subject matter.
LANGUAGE:          English / multi-lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Khulile Nxumalo
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      1 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S1 ENT B6


RFP TITLE:         OVERNIGHT MUSIC CHANNEL
SUB-GENRE:         MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
SERIES             365 X 300“
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Most of us are awake during the day, and believe this is ”normal”, conveniently
                   forgetting about the huge army of South Africans who wake up at midnight.

                   Perhaps these night owls work the night shift, or maybe they can’t fall asleep, or
                   perhaps they’re just looking to get a party started without calling the DJ.

                   SABC1 is looking for proposals for a hip, funky, overnight music show aimed at
                   making these people happy, dancing and/or nostalgic.

                   It should be fronted by an articulate, trendy host, and play everything from the
                   latest local and international house an hip-hop videos to old skool soul, disco and
                   pop classics.

                   Apart from playing music videos, the show should also keep viewers up-to-date
                   with the latest celeb and music-related news.


                   When formulating their proposals, producers should also consider the latest
                   trends in multi-media interactivity
LANGUAGE:          English / multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Ryan Fortune
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      12 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S2 ENT B7


RFP TITLE:         ARTS & CULTURE
SUB-GENRE:         OPEN FORMAT
SERIES             13 x 24”
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   From food and music to art and games, South Africa remains a country with a
                   fantastically diverse cultural heritage.

                   At SABC 2 we are looking for a stand alone signature series that celebrates
                   ordinary South Africans by looking at the ways in which they make sense of their
                   lives through their art, be it music, poetry, dance or painting, or…?

                   We want a show that will make our viewers feel at home in unfamiliar terrain.

                   Remember that the host(s) is key to the success of the show. Think Travelogue
                   and how this worked in Beckett’s Trek, or Jonathan Dimbleby in Portrait of
                   England (BBC).


                   Please wow us with slightly edgy and pacy format ideas

LANGUAGE:          Multilingual / English
COMMISSIONING
                   Jacqueline Rainers
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      1 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 ENT B8


RFP TITLE:         ARTS AND CULTURE
SUB-GENRE:         OPEN FORMAT
SERIES:            39 x 24
CHANNEL:           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   One of the purposes of art is to allow us indirect access to our inner psyches.

                   Great art affords us a way to get in touch with our unconscious, and perhaps
                   start an internal monologue long overdue.

                   In this sense, the role of the artist is to create something that, when viewed by an
                   observer, evokes unconscious feelings and emotions.

                   We South Africans have a great artistic heritage; as a diverse nation, people of
                   all backgrounds have expressed themselves through artistic means that have
                   touched the collective soul.

                   SABC 2 is looking for proposals for arts programming that is representative of
                   the broad spectrum of the arts in the country, housed in a format that steps
                   outside of the traditional magazine-style presentation.

                   Please wow us with slightly edgy and pacy format ideas.

REQUIREMENTS:      The team must be diverse and bring to the table a thorough understanding of
                   the historical, social and cultural context of the subject matter.
LANGUAGE:          Multilingual; English
COMMISSIONING
                   Jacqueline Rainers
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      1 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S3 ENT B9


RFP TITLE:         DESIGN FOR LIFE
SUB-GENRE:         DESIGN MAGAZINE
SERIES             13 X 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   "Creativity is the essence of life and that which separates man from other
                   species - the ability to consciously create products that become a determinant of
                   the quality of life".

                   So wrote Design Professor John Heskett in his recent book, Toothpicks and
                   Logos, and we agree with him.

                   You see, all human beings have the power to be creative. It is as natural as
                   breathing. It's not the sole preserve of a graduate or a particular class of person.

                   And in South Africa lately, there’s been the realization that we have to invest
                   heavily in the creative industries – design in particular - if we hope to enhance
                   our competitive advantage. This applies not only to advertising, but also to
                   fashion, product design, film and architecture.

                   SABC 3 is thus looking for proposals for a slick, enthusiastic magazine show that
                   will track this revolution as it happens.

                   This show must demystify the practice of design across all its fields, tracking the
                   process from idea to finished product; it must celebrate the global achievements
                   of local designers; and keep South Africans informed of the latest global trends in
                   design.

                   A host-driven show, it must be hip, funky and cool, the show to watch if you’re a
                   designer, and even if you’re not.

                   Please blow us away with your ideas.

                   CREATIVE TEAM


                   The team must be representative and demonstrate a thorough understanding of
                   the historical, social and cultural background of their subject matter
LANGUAGE:          English / multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Ryan Fortune
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      1 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – S3 ENT B10


RFP TITLE:         SOUL SUNDAYS
SUB-GENRE:         MUSIC CHAT SHOW
SERIES             13 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Remember those old skool afternoon and late night radio shows from the 80s?
                   Those shows that would play your favourite songs, interview your favourite music
                   artists or celebs, and allowed you to send live dedications to lovers and friends?

                   We at SABC 1 do, and we think there was something truly magical about them,
                   about the sense of familiarity and the laidback ease they induced.

                   So we are looking for proposals for a Sunday afternoon show that transposes the
                   basic idea to 21st century television, a slick show that will hook our audience with
                   its combination of music and chat.

                   When completing your proposals, please keep the following in mind:

                       -      The choice of host(s) is key, please bring great ideas to the table.
                       -      Written consent of proposed host (s).

                   Multi-media interactivity as an audience and revenue driver.
LANGUAGE:          Multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Ryan Fortune
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      1 March 2007




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  CHILDREN RFP’S
      B1– B8
  NOVEMBER 2006




                   115
        CHILDREN - EVALUATION CRITERIA GUIDELINE
VALUE                                                CRITERIA
 15
         CONCEPT:
         Programme concept is very important in children’s programmes, it is a tool in which the story,
         information, education or messages is relayed. It has to be easily understood and simple. There must
         be a clear demonstration of how the concept and format would appeal to the target audience on
         screen. This section of the proposal must be short and to the point.
 15
         SCRIPT FORMAT PRESENTATION & INDIVIDUAL WRITING
         STYLE: We require proposals to be presented in a professional, format and manner demonstrating
         an understanding of content and the child’s world as well as visual representation from a child’s point
         of view.
 10
         STRUCTURE:
         Is the set-up, pace, format and programme flow appropriate for a child’s audience?
 10
         REGULATORY POLICIES GOVERNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMES :
         Proposals must be in line with the following regulatory policies: - ICASA regulations, Broadcast Act,
         Children’s Television Charter and Children Labour Laws?

         AUDIENCE APPEAL/MARKETABILITY:
 10
         It is important to have a good knowledge of the child audience, their cognitive, physical, emotional
         and spiritual developmental needs. Programme should be produced from a child’s point of view -
         affirm their identity, culture, language and aspirations.
 10
         VISUAL REALISATION:
         Is the written proposal able to be recreated in an audio visual television medium? Can we visualize
         the proposal on screen? How does the imagery, action and creative elements of the proposal
         represent a child’s point of view? Does the producer understand the relationship between what is in
         the script and what the camera can capture?
 10
         INCLUSIVITY:
         Showcasing South African children holistically and within their context and bridging the urban/rural
         divide. Children who are differently able should be seamlessly incorporated within the programme
         reflecting a state of nationhood and development.
 10
         The proposal reflection of the ICASA Regulations on language requirement. SABC 1 and SABC 2 -
         80% African Languages other than English and SABC 3 - 5% African languages other than English


 10
         BEE/EE
         Does the production house comply with the BEE and EE regulation? This would include the
         employment of people that are differently able.

 100    TOTAL




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RFP TITLE:         Environmental series
SERIES:            13 x 24’
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Did you know how long it takes garbage to break down?

                       -      Plastic take 500 years
                       -      Aluminum cans take 500 years
                       -      Organic materials 6 months
                       -      Cotton , rag and paper take 6 months

                   What causes global warming? Is the earth really getting hotter? ... Is global
                   warming making hurricane worse? Is there really cause for serious concern? The
                   planet, it's under such stress! If we make changes now, we will avoid a disaster.

                   SABC 2 is looking for a series for the target audience 12-15 years old. In an
                   effort to impart informal knowledge of environmental awareness, we challenge
                   producers to come up with exciting content, and a new twist for an environmental
                   series. The programme must instill pro social and pro active values to the target
                   audience and encourage them to take charge of the environment around them.
                   The programme must deliver high quality content that allows children to
                   celebrate their childhood through learning ,loving , and laughing


REQUIREMENTS:      Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                   A well thought out and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                   A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                   A strategy to address and include language, disability and rural/ urban dived.


LANGUAGE:          60% African 20% Marginalized 20% English
TARGET AUDIENCE:   12-15 years old
COMMISSIONING
                   Wilna Schalkwyk /Mish Molakeng
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      5 March 2007




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RFP NO.:             SIT ‘06 – S3 CHILD B2


RFP TITLE:           Health series
SERIES:              26 x 24’
SCHEDULE / CHANNEL   SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:     Whether it’s questions about sexuality, drugs, skin health, fitness, sports injuries,
                     diet, mental health, cancer, or other health concerns, young children needs a
                     reliable source of health information.

                     SABC 3 wants to create a one stop station for children health issues, and
                     platform that will provide reliable information. We are looking for health magazine
                     show that will provide practical health tips and information to children. The
                     programme must also be a tool to facilitate other activities such as life skills and
                     social interaction. The series must provide knowledge on basic primary
                     healthcare skills applicable in their daily lives.




REQUIREMENTS:        Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                     A well thought out and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                     A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                     A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                     A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                     A strategy to address and include language, disability and rural/ urban dived.

LANGUAGE:            60% African 20% Marginalized 20% English
TARGET AUDIENCE:     12-15 years
COMMISSIONING
                     Wilna van Schalkwyk /Mish Molakeng
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:        5 March 2007




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RFP NO.:             SIT ‘06 – S3 CHILD B3


RFP TITLE:           Science, Maths and Technology Magazine
SERIES:              26x24’
SCHEDULE / CHANNEL   SABC 3
EDITORIAL GUIDE:     SABC 3 believes that all children should be inspired to explore mathematics,
                     science and technology in an innovative and creative manner. These three
                     areas, maths, science and technology have been a way of life since the
                     beginning of time, from farming to building homes. It is through maths, science
                     and technology that we have started to make sense of the world around us.

                     SABC 3 is therefore requesting proposals that will amongst others expose
                     children to:

                     •  the applied or practical science in which they interact in their daily lives.
                     •  Inventions and engineering such as robots, dishwashers, air-conditions,
                        roads, wired cars ect
                     • African indigenous science,
                     • Science, maths, technology in health, invention of medicines, etc.
                     • young South African inventors, scientists and engineers
                     •   woman scientists
                     •   various careers influenced by science, maths and technology
REQUIREMENTS:        The proposal must contain the following
                     • Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                     • A well thought out, researched and improved concept that will appeal to the
                        target audience
                     • A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                     • A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                     • A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                     • A strategy to address and include language and disability in the series.
                     • Full budget


LANGUAGE:            15% African languages 85% English
TARGET AUDIENCE:     12-15 years
COMMISSIONING
                     Lerato Moruti / Mish Molakeng
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:        5 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 CHILD B4


RFP TITLE:         Quiz Show
SERIES:            13x24’
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Can kids compete on an equal footing with their parents, educators or role
                   models on the subject of general knowledge?

                   The expansion of the Internet and the development of the World Wide Web over
                   the past decade have had a significant impact on development of many
                   youngsters. More and more children use internet as their research tool and to
                   expand their personal growth.

                   SABC 2 invites proposals for the production of a quiz show for the 9-12 target
                   audience.
                   The series must be informative, entertaining and energetic with the aim of
                   promoting general knowledge, spark interest and bridge the knowledge gap. The
                   series must provide children with rich opportunities to develop independence,
                   confidence, and perseverance.


REQUIREMENTS:      The proposal must display the following:

                   Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                   A well thought out and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                   A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                   A strategy to address and include language and disability in the series.

LANGUAGE:          60% African 20% Marginalized 20% English
TARGET AUDIENCE:   9-15 years
COMMISSIONING
                   Wilna Schalkwyk/ Mish Molakeng
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      19 February 2007




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RFP NO.:          SIT ‘06 – S2 CHILD B5



BRIEF TITLE       Music Show (Jakkals Jol)
SERIES            13 x 24’
CHANNEL           SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE   Music is said to be an international language, because people all over the world
                  understand it.
                  Children from all ages enjoy music. Even very young babies become calm and
                  peaceful when listening to music. Music can be used successfully to teach young
                  children life skills as well as enrich their knowledge. Children learn a lot by
                  singing songs.

                  Music is also very important to different cultures. Each culture has its own kind of
                  music. Children are taught to sing nursery rhymes at a very young age. The
                  channel therefore request proposals for an Afrikaans music show for 7- 9 years
                  old Afrikaans speaking children that will encourage Afrikaans music. The aim is
                  to develop a culture and love for music and songs within the Afrikaans speaking
                  community. SABC 2 is taking up a challenge of bringing back the joy and love of
                  music and song in to the child's life.

                  The series should but not limit itself to:
                  • Promote Afrikaans music
                  • Explore and showcase moods and emotions in songs to help the young child
                     develop a sense of emotion and various ways of self expression
                  • Let the viewer have fun through singing

                  The overall goals:
                  To stimulate interest and love for Afrikaans music
                  To encourage valuing music
                  To gain knowledge through singing
                  To have fun through singing.

                  CONCEPT SPECIFICATIONS
                  The series must be developed creatively to capture the young child’s attention,
                  engage viewers interactively.
                  It must be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.

                  The proposal must display the following:
                  Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                  A well developed and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                  A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                  A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                  A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot

LANGUAGE          100% Afrikaans

TARGET AUDIENCE   Children Age 4 – 8

COMMISSIONING     Lerato Moruti
EDITOR

CLOSING DATE      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S2 CHILD B6


RFP TITLE:         Daily ‘Live’ show
SERIES:            65 x 24’
SUB-GENRE:         Magazine/Game show
CHANNEL            SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC 2 is looking for a daily children’s show that is entertaining and energetic
                   for 9 – 12 year olds. The series will be broadcast live every day and must
                   celebrate the joys of childhood incorporating lots of fun and innovative elements.
                   The series must be unique, pacey, and visually imperative in interacting with the
                   viewer at all times and allow the child to love, play and dream.

                   The show should portray the day to day life of the child and creatively select
                   content that entertains and interact with the viewers by using sms, phone-ins,
                   mms and website participation.

                   Presenters are key to the success of the series and proposals should include
                   names and profiles of prospective candidates. The presenters must become
                   suitable role models for the viewers. In choosing the presenters the producer
                   should be able to have flair in picking up the presenter that can carry the
                   language mandate effectively – in terms of articulating and presenting style.

                   The successful company will be able to demonstrate their experience in
                   producing children’s programming and their ability to cope with the demanding
                   regimen of broadcasting live five days a week.


CREATIVES:         The series must creatively be developed to capture the viewer’s attention,
                   engage viewers interactively and demonstrate how the audience would be kept
                   entertained in the ‘live’ show.

REQUIREMENTS:      Studio availability
                   Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                   A well thought out and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                   A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                   A strategy to address and include language, disability and urban/rural divide. in
                   the series.

LANGUAGE:          100% English
TARGET AUDIENCE:   9-12 years
COMMISSIONING
                   Wilna Van Schalkwyk & Patience Mulaudzi
EDITORS:
CLOSING DATE:      12 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 CHILD B7


RFP TITLE:         Odd People, Odd Jobs
SERIES:            26 x 12’
SUB-GENRE:         Factual/Entertainment
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC 1 is looking for a show aimed at broadening Children’s understanding of
                   what jobs are available to do and how people use different strengths and talents
                   to fulfil them.

                   The series must encourage the view that there are many different types of
                   people in the world and that for each type of person there is an ideal profession
                   or career. Essentially, that people are all different and that’s OK.

                   We would like to look at the most interesting and varied people with a
                   corresponding selection of fascinating and different jobs.

                   While looking at careers, we would like to encourage the idea that being
                   “different” is normal, that there is no “correct” type of person and that life holds
                   opportunity and fulfilment for all.

                   The series must be humorous, fun and highly entertaining. The goal of the
                   series is to celebrate the diversity of human endeavour and inspire children to
                   see the potential of their lives and the magic of their dreams.
REQUIREMENTS:      CONCEPT SPECIFICATIONS
                   It must fit in with the SABC 1 YOTV Brand
                   It must be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.

                   The proposal must display the following:
                   Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                   A well thought out and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                   A strong format and structure for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes.
                   A strategy to address and include language and disability in the series.
                   Full budget

LANGUAGE:          Multilingual (50% African Languages)
TARGET AUDIENCE:   8-12 year olds
COMMISSIONING
                   Lolli Goodson
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      12 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 CHILD B8


RFP TITLE:         My World
SERIES:            26 x 24”
SUB-GENRE:         Magazine/Factual
CHANNEL            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC 1 is looking for a series that speaks to Children’s Rights and
                   Responsibilities within their homes, schools, communities and society in general.

                   The series needs to address issues such as healthy relationships, health,
                   violence, safety (in all respects), gender, disability, abuse, children and the law
                   as well as encouraging the development of life skills.

                   The series needs to encourage positive values, incorporating and encouraging a
                   constructive, uplifting and inspirational approach to life and problems faced by
                   Children in South Africa today.

                   The aim of the series is to empower children through giving them the tools and
                   knowledge to approach issues with confidence.

                   Ideally the show needs to incorporate an interactive aspect and be hosted by a
                   presenter/s who can address issues with credibility, authority and wisdom.

                   The series will rely on a strong concept and well structured format, delivering
                   information in an entertaining and fun way.

REQUIREMENTS:      CONCEPT SPECIFICATIONS
                   It must fit in with the SABC 1 YOTV Brand
                   It must be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.

                   The proposal must display the following:
                   Good knowledge of the target audience (through the content of the proposal)
                   A well thought out and researched concept that will appeal to the target audience
                   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                   A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                   A strategy to address and include disability in the series.
                   Demonstrate how the use of all South African official languages would be applied
                   Full budget

LANGUAGE:          50-70% African Languages
TARGET AUDIENCE:   9 – 12 year olds
COMMISSIONING
                   Lolli Goodson
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      12 February 2007




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THE CONTENT HUB

REVERSIONING RFP’S
     B1 – B16
  NOVEMBER 2006




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REVERSIONING AND REPURPOSING

This year, the SABC celebrates 30 years of television content and 82 years of radio content in its archives.
Archives are the raw material that record our history and should be used to inform and promote awareness
of our local heritage and cultural identity.

This makes the SABC one of the leading broadcasters in Africa that can boast of an impressive archive. The
SABC has since seized the opportunity of reusing the archived material to extend its shelf life in a cost
effective way.

Genre Scope
    •    Reversioning
            –    Transforming an existing programme into different versions enabling it to be enjoyed by
                 people who speak different languages and belong to different age groups and cultures.
            –    This is realised through various methods including reformatting, audio description, dubbing and
                 subtitling.
    •    Repurposing
            –    Utilising existing material in order to make new content
            –    This is realised through repackaging, adaptation and recompilation
            –    Repurposing is concept-driven
    •    Reversioning and repurposing cut across all platforms, formats and genres


VISION
Revitalising past triumphs,
Building universal bridges


MISSION
To broaden and extend the life, accessibility and reach of content in a globally competitive and commercially
sustainable manner


EDITORIAL LINE
Innovative, cost effective,
Exploitable and accessible


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Although the Reversioning & Repurposing Unit has its own criteria for programming, please note
that the criteria for the genre for which you are pitching also applies. For example, if you are pitching
for a Children’s programme, their criteria applies together with the Reversioning criteria.



BUDGET

The Unit has been set up as a cost saving unit and this therefore implies that the budgets for content are low.
The proposals that are submitted need to be innovative not only in concept but also in execution in terms of
budget. The budgets proposed have to be lower than newly originated material or programme.


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           Reversioning & Repurposing – Proposal Evaluation Criteria Guideline
Value   Criteria
 30     Editorial:
        Concept
        Structure
        Visual realisation
        We require a detailed and well-researched proposal that is presented in a professional format
        and that demonstrates an understanding of content and the target audience.
 15     Entertainment value
        Innovation
        Development of talent
        Relevance of concept
        Look, feel & style
 15     Repurposing
        Demonstrate a clear understanding of how archive material will be used as an integral part of the
        programme.
 5      Interactivity/participation
        How will your treatment of the subject hook the audience?
        Include audience participation by e-mail, sms etc
 5      Value to Public Broadcasting
        Does your programme have any value for the public and how will it contribute to total citizen
        empowerment?
 10     Audience and Revenue Driver
        Submit a detailed budget using the SABC budget pack.
 10     SABC mandate and strategic goals
        Address the issue of disability
        The proposal must refelct the ICASA Regulations on language requirements.
 5      Production Team Capacity and strategy to deliver
        Mention your key personnel and facilities. Include CVs
 5      BEE/ industry development
        Mention your BEE status and show how you intend to develop the industry?
100     TOTAL




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1 REV B1


RFP TITLE:             State of the Wild

SUB-GENRE:             Natural History Documentary
SERIES:                13 X 24’

CHANNEL:               SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       “If I have learned one thing, it is that humans are only part of this ecosystem.
                       When we destroy the ecosystem, we destroy ourselves, for on its survival
                       depends our own.”
                       Wangari Maathai

                       Wildlife and wild places of Africa are not only part of Africa’s heritage – they are
                       part of the world’s inheritance. We all share the responsibility of protecting them,
                       so that they are still there for future generations to enjoy.

                       Over the past 300 years, through policies of colonisation and apartheid, many
                       South Africans have experienced a spiritual alienation from their land and from
                       their environment. Even today, the environment does not rate as a top priority as
                       people feel that they must first deal with “bigger” issues. Poverty is one of Africa's
                       biggest problems – the lack of food, shelter, education and other basic
                       requirements. Each day HIV and AIDS orphans hundreds of children but poverty
                       and the environment are interlinked, and both must be taken into consideration to
                       achieve development.

                       In ten years’ time, today’s youth will be the decision makers of our country. By
                       getting them involved in the conservation process now, there is a greater chance
                       of seeing the goals turn into a reality.

                       “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
                       Mahatma Gandhi

                       Conservation decisions made decades ago still have repercussions on the
                       environment today, and decisions made today will affect the future. Since 1994,
                       the seeds of democracy, good governance, and environmental stewardship have
                       been planted, but their shoots are still tender. Unless they are nurtured, future
                       generations will inherit a less secure world.

                       SABC 1 is looking for a natural history documentary series that will investigate
                       past conservation decisions, question their validity, explore alternatives and
                       illustrate the direct benefits that communities can gain by conserving their wildlife
                       and wild places, probably the greatest long-term, self-renewing resources South
                       Africa – and the continent - will ever have.




BRIEF EXPLANATION ON   As this is a repurposed documentary series, the majority (80%) of the
REPURPOSING            programmes will consist of existing archive material. Production Companies will
                       have to demonstrate their capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes
                       from library footage.

REQUIREMENTS:          The proposal should :

                       •   Outline all the themes that will be covered in the series with motivation of
                           each
                       •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
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                     •   Speak to a youthful audience
                     •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                     •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                         thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                     •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                     •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                     •   Fit in with SABC 1 brand

LANGUAGE:            English with subtitles in an African language
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:        5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:             SIT ‘06 – S1 REV B2


RFP TITLE:           Ba kae?
SUB-GENRE:           Entertainment
SERIES:              13 x 24’ (Youth)
CHANNEL:             SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:     What happened to ‘Ricardo’, Lucas ‘Masterpiece Moripe

                     Popular culture played an important role in the resistance movement during the
                     apartheid years of South African history. Some artists were banned and sent into
                     exile and this resulted in singers using their music to attract the world’s attention.
                     Cinema, movies and theatre are regarded as vital in South Africa's transition
                     because they foster a stable, democratic and united society. Entertainers, artists
                     and musicians have always played a crucial role in our society.


                     As South Africa finds new cultural entertainment icons, there are various
                     entertainers who shaped the entertainment industry in the past to make it what it
                     is today. This refers to famous musicians, actors and soccer players, etc that
                     appeared on our daily screens in those days.


                     SABC 1 is looking for an entertaining, funky, informative, magazine format that
                     celebrates our icons i.e. famous actors, politicians, musicians and soccer players
                     of yesteryears looking at how they started, their fame and where they are today.
                     The series should cover various fields in the quest to celebrate the contribution
                     they have made in the South African entertainment industry today. We are
                     looking at a format that speaks to a youthful audience and must be able to speak
                     to viewers from different language groupings.


REQUIREMENTS:        The proposal should

                     •   Demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                         terms of using archive material both visual and sound.
                     •   Outline all the icons that will be covered in the series with motivation of each
                         icon
                     •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                     •   Speak to a youthful audience
                     •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                     •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                         thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                     •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                     •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                     •   Fit in with SABC 1 brand


LANGUAGE:            Nguni and English
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER   Dinah Mahlabegoane
CLOSING DATE:        5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1 REV B3


RFP TITLE:          Issues of Faith
SUB-GENRE:          Dubbing of “Issues of Faith”
SERIES:             13 X 48’
CHANNEL:            SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:    South Africa is a multicultural and multi faith society that is united
                    by a common humanity and moral order. Within its diversity there
                    are human values that call for the promotion of social harmony,
                    national healing reconciliation, social reconstruction and nation
                    building.


                    The different religions in South Africa include Christianity, African
                    Religions, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism (to mention but a few)
                    and it is important that viewers understand the different religions
                    in order to create an understanding and empathy for each other’s
                    beliefs.


                    A lot of wars have been fought because of religious differences
                    and most of these wars are caused by ignorance – and ignorance
                    can be avoided people are informed and exposed to different
                    beliefs systems.


                    Issues of Faith is a documentary series that reflects various issues
                    that confront South Africa’s religious communities. The series ranges
                    from examining pastoral stress to the wearing of the Purdah. More than
                    half of the programmes addresses topics which can be broadly classified
                    as ‘Women and Spirituality’ like Hermina of the Middle East, the story of
                    a South African working in occupied territories of Palestine; Women and
                    African Churches; Clouds of Hope, the tale of one woman’s work
                    amongst children suffering from HIV and AIDS.

                    The series provides a high quality local content that showcases
                    the vibrant religious and spiritual life of South Africa and the rest
                    of the continent. It also serves the Religious Policy and Mandate;
                    share the spirit of the nation with all communities. Christianity,
                    African Religion, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism, minority religions,
                    the esoteric and the New Age all find a home within the
                    Department’s output.




                    SABC 1, through the Reversioning and Repurposing Unit is looking to dub
                    this popular series into Nguni and Sesotho languages.

                    Series aims
                    • To increase the viewership and access of the series through
                        the dubbing process.
                    • To make the series and information accessible to a wider audience

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                        •   To instill a sense of pride in people as they get exposed to the different
                           religions.
                        • To encourage people to see worth in themselves and inspire them to
                            share their believes with others in order to understand each other better
                        • To contribute to the personal development of more people on a spiritual
                            level
                        • To contribute to an understanding and appreciation of our different religions
REQUIREMENTS:           For the first time this year, the SABC introduce dubbing into languages other
                        than English. This is a very exciting innovation at the same time a challenging
                        one. It is important that the quality of the dubbing is high, accurate and credible.


                        The proposal must contain the following:

                            •   Thorough knowledge of dubbing
                            •   List all the key personnel that would work on the programme as well as
                                their expertise in terms of language and culture
                            •   Explain the process of dubbing that would be followed and the software
                                that would be used
                            •   Good knowledge of the target audience, their language and culture
                            •   How the dubbing of the process would cater for deaf people


LANGUAGE:               Sesotho and Nguni
COMMISSIONING EDITOR    Maritha Greenland
& EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Tseko Mosifa
CLOSING DATE:           5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1 REV B4


RFP TITLE:             MEMORABLE SPORTING MOMENTS
SUB-GENRE:             SPORT FILLERS
SERIES:                52 X 01’
CHANNEL:               SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                       Sport unifies the country – it transcends race, politics, religion and language
                       groups. During the apartheid era, racially segregated sport was one of the most
                       divisive issues. And yet it was a sporting moment that first helped heal the
                       country’s racial rift and has been instrumental in being unifying the country.

                       SABC 1 is looking for a series of sports fillers. This series aims to remind South
                       Africans of our sporting past and focuses on our sporting achievements since our
                       democracy was born in 1994.

                       These fillers will consist of sporting moments that united the country – the good
                       and the bad. From the soccer high of winning the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in
                       1996 to the low of not even qualifying for the World Cup 2006. From the
                       disruption of the Springbok tour to New Zealand in 1981 to our winning the World
                       Cup in 1995. All aspects relating to sport should be remembered including the
                       integration of SA sport and sporting bodies.

                       The series aims to celebrate and remember our memorable sporting moments,
                       those that brought pride and celebration and those that brought tears and
                       disappointment. The fillers should take us through memory lane and make us
                       really proud to be part of this great nation.

REQUIREMENTS:          It will be of paramount importance that the information presented is accurate and
                       credible, and a specialist sporting advisor should form part of the team.

                       The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and
                       repurposing in terms of using archive material both visual and sound.

                       As this is a repurposed documentary series, the majority (80%) of the
                       programmes will consist of existing archive material.

                       The proposal should :

                       •   Outline all the themes or topics that will be covered in the series with
                           motivation of each topic
                       •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                       •   Speak to a youthful audience
                       •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                       •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                           thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                       •   Demonstrate how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                       •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                       •   demonstrate capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes from library
                           footage.

LANGUAGE:              Multilingual (English & Nguni)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Maritha Greenland
CLOSING DATE:          5 February 2007




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RFP NO.:                 SIT ‘06 – S2 REV B5


RFP TITLE:                GOOD FENCES DO NOT MAKE GOOD NEIGHBOURS (FILLERS)
SUB-GENRE:                Fillers
SERIES:                   13 X 02’ x 4 languages
CHANNEL:                  SABC 2
EDITORIAL GUIDE:          Being a good neighbour is more than choosing not to mow your lawn at the
                          crack of dawn on a Sunday morning; it is more than keeping music volumes at
                          a low level on a Saturday night and it especially means more than smiling,
                          waving and saying good morning as you leave for work.

                          So what does it take to be a good neighbour?            What builds a good
                          neighbourhood? What creates good communities?

                          Let’s look at some qualities that make a good a neighbour
                          • Being a good and regular communicator, considerate, responsive,
                              receptive, helpful and friendly.
                          • Being respectful, caring and honest and being real and authentic.

                          The Reversioning and Repurposing unit and SABC 2 are looking for 13 x 02’ x
                          4 languages fillers which will look at what it means to be a good neighbour,
                          paying particular focus on the values and attributes that one needs to be a
                          good neighbour. The footage used in the fillers will comprise archive material
                          located in the SABC archives. These fillers will be delivered in the following
                          languages: Sesotho, isiZulu English and Afrikaans with English subtitles


REQUIREMENTS:             The proposal must contain the following:

                          •   demonstrate thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                              terms of using archive material both visual and sound to produce a cost
                              effective programme
                          •   A well thought out, researched concept that will be first and foremost
                              entertaining and appealing to the target audience
                          •   The proposal should appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural
                              audiences
                          •   Outline all the values, qualities and attributes that will be covered
                          •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                          •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to
                              content

LANGUAGE:                 isiZulu, Sesotho, English and Afrikaans
COMMISSIONING EDITOR :    MARITHA GREENLAND
CLOSING DATE:             30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 and all Radio Stations REV B6


RFP TITLE:              Heritage fillers
GENRE:                  Reversioning and Repurposing
SUB-GENRE:              Education fillers (Radio and Television)
SERIES:
                        26 X 02’
CHANNEL:
                        SABC 1/2/3 and all Radio Stations
EDITORIAL GUIDE:        Heritage is our inheritance from the past. It includes the natural environment,
                        built environment, artefacts (movable cultural heritage) and our customs,
                        language and beliefs. Heritage reminds us of where we come from and links
                        communities with attitudes and values that shape their environment.

                        Who is Mrs. Ples? Or the Taung skull? What about the San art, golden rhino or
                        sceptre? SABC education and the Reversioning and Repurposing units are
                        requesting proposals that will inform, entertain and educate SA youth about
                        heritage.

                        These fillers should educate and remind the audience that we are all
                        custodians of heritage, whether it be family memorabilia, the houses we live in,
                        the records of organisations we belong to, or the wider community’s inheritance
                        from past generations.


REQUIREMENTS:           The proposal should:
                           • Indicate the good knowledge of heritage through a well thought out
                               researched concept
                           • Outline all the episode breakdowns
                           • Include a treatment of at least one episode
                           • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience
                           • Demonstrate how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                           • Include a method or criteria to be used when selecting content for
                               episodes
                           • Demonstrate your understanding of Reversioning and the use of
                               archive material.
                           • An understanding of both mediums
LANGUAGE:
                        English and in the language of the Stations on Radio

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER :    Dinah Mahlabegoane
CLOSING DATE:           30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 and all Radio Stations REV B7


RFP TITLE:             South African National Symbols
SUB-GENRE:             Educational fillers (Radio and Television)
SERIES:                13 X 02’
CHANNEL:               SABC 1/2/3 & All Radio Stations
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       South Africa’s legacy of apartheid has left many South African’s feeling bitter and
                       dispossessed with no sense of pride or belonging. They feel as if they have no
                       stake in our country’s future.
                       In order to encourage our youth to recognise their own identity as citizens and
                       the driving force of South Africa, they should be exposed to the background
                       information around our national insignia, emblems and symbols. It is imperative
                       that they understand why our National symbols are what they are today.


                       SABC Education is looking for series of fillers on South African National
                       Symbols. These fillers are aimed at the youth and they should be produced for
                       both television and radio.


                       The series aims to encourage our youth to develop a sense of pride in the
                       country we live in and the symbols that make up its identity.
                       The youth should learn to recognise these symbols and insignia at a glance and
                       understand the importance and meaning of each.

                       Symbols to be covered include: National Anthem, Coat of arms, National orders,
                       national bird, fish, tree etc.
BRIEF EXPLANATION ON   The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and
REPURPOSING            repurposing in terms of using archive material both visual and sound.

REQUIREMENTS:          It will be of paramount importance that the information presented is accurate and
                       credible, and an educational advisor should form part of the team.

                       The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and
                       repurposing in terms of using archive material both visual and sound.


                       The proposal must contain the following:

                           •   Good knowledge of the youth audience.
                           •    A well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                               audience
                           •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to
                               content
                           •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                           •   A consistent format or formula for the series that will sustain the timeslot
                           •   Demonstrate how existing material will be used to successfully produced
                               this series
                           •   Demonstrate an understanding of both the radio and television mediums

LANGUAGE:              Multilingual with subtitles and in the languages of the stations

COMMISSIONING          Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:          5 February 2007
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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 and all Radio Stations REV B8


RFP TITLE:         Ubuntu 2010 (Living the spirit of ubuntu)
SUB-GENRE:         Educational fillers (Radio and Television)
SERIES:            26 x 02’
CHANNEL:           SABC 1/2/3 and All Radio Stations
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   “Umuntu ngu muntu nga bantu” I am because you are, you are because we are”

                   South Africa is, like most countries is sport crazy. With 2010 fast approaching,
                   soccer fever will grip the nation and indeed the continent and the rest of the
                   world. Everyone, including children, will be excited to see their favourite soccer
                   stars. Vuvuzelas are blowing in the stadiums, crowds are going wild. Yes, this is
                   the road to 2010!

                   But before we get to 2010, there are a few things as South Africans that we need
                   to do and learn in order to prepare ourselves to host this prestigious event.
                   Literally the whole world will be descending on the southern most tip of the
                   African continent and we need to be on our best behaviour. It is every South
                   African’s responsibility to behave in the true spirit of ubuntu.

                   It is in this light SABC Education is looking for a series of fillers that will educate
                   and inform the public issues such as: “how to be a good fan, how to be courteous
                   to our visitors and make them feel at home, issues of xenonophobia, what to
                   expect etc. These fillers will be broadcast across all channels and PBS radio
                   stations.


REQUIREMENTS:      The proposal should:

                   •   demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing
                       in terms of using archive material both visual and sound.
                   •   Outline all the themes that will be covered in the series with motivation of
                       each
                   •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                   •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                   •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                       thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                   •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                   •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                   •   Demonstrate how existing material will be used to successfully produced this
                       series
                   •   Demonstrate an understanding of both the radio and television mediums

LANGUAGE:          Multi lingual on TV with subtitles and in the languages of the radio stations
COMMISSIONING
                   Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:                 SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 and all Radio Stations REV B9


RFP TITLE:                VALUES (Fillers)
SUB-GENRE:                EDUCATION FILLERS (Radio and Television)
SERIES:                   16 X 02’
CHANNEL:                  SABC 1/2/3 & All Radio Stations
EDITORIAL GUIDE:          A couple of months ago, SABC 2 broadcast the Heartlines series which was
                          well received by many South Africans, as they felt that it dealt with the moral
                          issues and values that resonate with all South Africans. The series was created
                          in order to move people from professed values to lived values, as a way of
                          addressing some of the key issues our society faces, such as HIV and AIDS,
                          racism, corruption, violence and greed. The series was used as a
                          transformational tool for moral regeneration. The main aim of the series was to
                          engage the nation in robust and honest debate and television was used as a
                          catalyst to initiate those conversations.

                          The Heartlines concept centres around eight core values shared by South
                          Africans, with the campaign itself spanning eight weeks. The values covered
                          were acccepting difference, responsibility, forgiveness, perseverance, self-
                          control, honesty, compassion and second chances.

                          After the series was aired, it was clear that South Africans were hungry for
                          more of such programming.

                          SABC Education is looking for a series of radio and television fillers that are
                          based on the Heartlines series. The purpose of the fillers are to revisit and
                          reinforce the values covered in the series. Scenes from the films have to be
                          carefully chosen in order to demonstrate or illustrate a particular value. Two
                          episodes should deal with a value.

REQUIREMENTS:             The proposal must contain the following:

                          •   demonstrate thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                              terms of using archive material both visual and sound to produce a cost
                              effective programme
                          •   A well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                              audience
                          •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting scenes from the Heartlines
                              series
                          •   The proposal should appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural
                              audiences
                          •   Outline all the values that will be covered and demonstrate a thorough
                              understanding of each
                          •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                          •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to
                              content
                          •   Demonstrate an understanding of the mediums of radio and television

LANGUAGE:                 English and in the language of the Stations on Radio
COMMISSIONING EDITOR :    MARITHA GREENLAND
CLOSING DATE:             30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – S1/2/3 and all Radio Stations REV B10


RFP TITLE:         Science, Technology & Agriculture Fillers
SUB-GENRE:         Educational fillers (TV & Radio)
SERIES:            26 x 02’
CHANNEL:           SABC 1/2/3 and all Radio Stations
                   Although technology is sometimes understood as simply a product of Science,
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   the reverse is equally true. Throughout the history of Science, new technologies
                   have made possible new scientific discoveries. Technological development is
                   happening so fast - it is estimated that about 90% of all scientific knowledge has
                   been generated over just the last 30 years.

                   SABC Education is looking for a series of short fillers that will celebrate the
                   advances and achievements of South Africa in the fields of Science, Technology
                   and Agriculture for both Radio and Television. The programmes will highlight the
                   benefits that new developments in science and innovation bring to our country. It
                   will increase awareness of Science and will help the youth to understand the
                   importance of science in sustaining our economy, environment and society. This
                   knowledge, including the achievements of our scientists and indigenous
                   knowledge systems and should encourage young South Africans to pursue
                   studies in the field of Science and Technology.

                   South Africans have a lot to be proud of. Something that is truly South African is
                   the Kreepy Krauly. The swimming pool vacuum cleaner was designed and
                   invented by Ferdinand Chauvier, an engineer who originally came from Belgium.

                   Henri Johnson is the proud inventor of the Speed Gun. This machine accurately
                   measures the speed of angles and speeding objects in tennis and cricket and is
                   used in international cricket games and worldwide tennis matches.

                   Pratley Putty is the only famous glue that has been to the moon. This South
                   African invention was used to hold bits of the Apollo XI craft together in 1969.
                   George Pratley from Krugersdorp invented his famous sticky stuff.

                   CAT scan (computed axial tomography scan) Developed at Tufts University in
                   the UK by two South Africans, Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield. Together
                   they achieved the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1979.

                   The Heart Transplant. Christiaan Barnard, at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape
                   Town, performed the first human heart transplant in the world in 1967.

                   Oil from coal, what a truly South African discovery. Sasol is the world's first and
                   largest oil-from-coal refinery. It is situated in Sasolburg in South Africa and
                   provides40% of the country’s fuel.

                   Dolosse. Large, unusually shaped concrete blocks weighing up to 20 tons. The
                   structures are designed to break up wave action and protect harbour walls and
                   coastal installations. Designed by Eric Merrifield and first installed in East London
                   harbour, they are now used all over the world.

                   SALT and SKA. The Southern African Large Telescope at Sutherland in the
                   Northern Cape is one of South Africa’s flagship scientific projects. It is the largest
                   single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. South Africa is bidding to
                   host the ambitious Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, a telescope
                   that will have multiple receiving surfaces and will provide radio astronomers with
                   one million m2 of collecting area.




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                The above are examples of the most obvious. The challenge is to find the gems,
                the unknown or little-known local inventions that are changing the world today –
                and make us proud South Africans.

                T he proposal should
                :
REQUIREMENTS:
                •   demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                    terms of using both visual and audio archive material.
                •   Outline all the themes and topics to be covered with a motivation of each
                    topic
                •   Include treatments of at least one episode
                •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                •   Have a well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the general
                    public


LANGUAGE:       English
COMMISSIONING
                Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:   30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:              SIT ‘06 – S1 REV B11


RFP TITLE:            The Role of Sports in South Africa
SUB-GENRE:            Sport (Radio and Television)
SERIES:               13 x 24’
CHANNEL:              SABC 1
EDITORIAL GUIDE:      It’s the national religion, transcending race, politics or language groups; sport has
                      the ability to unite the country.

                      Sport like no other South African institutions, has shown it has power to heal
                      wounds. When the Springboks, won the Rugby World cup in 1995, Nelson
                      Mandela wore no 6 shirt of the team’s captain, Francois Pienaar, a white
                      Afrikaner and the two embraced in a spontaneous sign of racial reconciliation
                      which melted hearts around the country.


                      As we all know, it was not always that way. During the apartheid era, racially
                      segregated sport was one of the most divisive issues. For example, there was
                      the case of Cape Town cricketer Basil D’Oliviera, a world-class cricket talent who
                      just happened to be born at the wrong time in the wrong place, with the wrong
                      colour of skin. Disqualified from local first-class cricket on the grounds of race,
                      D’Oliviera went to live in England in 1960, becoming one of the stars of the
                      English team. He was selected for a 1968 tour of South Africa. The South African
                      government barred him – an act of folly that offended even the crustiest British
                      conservatives, and turned this country into a sporting pariah.

                      The rugby team in particular became synonymous with apartheid. Rugby was a
                      British public school invention, played by the cream of colonial Anglo Saxon
                      society. But in South Africa, it was Afrikaners who dominated the sport, and for
                      them it was more than a game – it was an expression of resurgent Afrikaner
                      nationalism, an opportunity for mauling, rucking, physical revenge against an old
                      political foe. To black South Africans, rugby had a different meaning: it was a
                      white man’s game, and a brutally hard one at that, the sport of the apartheid
                      police, the apartheid army, and the apartheid government. The theme was taken
                      up across the world. Each time a South African rugby team ventured abroad, it
                      had to run a gauntlet of booing, egg-flinging protesters (South Africa info
                      website)

                      It is against this background that sabc sports and the reversioning and
                      repurposing unit is looking for a documentary series that will look at the history of
                      sport in south africa and the role that it played in liberating the country.
REQUIREMENTS:         The proposal should :

                      Indicate the good knowledge of sports through a well thought out researched
                      concept
                          • Outline all the episode breakdown
                          • Include a treatment of at least one episode
                          • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience.
                          • Demonstrate how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                          • Include a method or criteria to be used when selecting content for
                              episodes
                          • Demonstrate your understanding of Reversioning and the use of archive
                              material.




LANGUAGE:             English and in the language of the Stations on Radio
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Dinah Mahlabegoane
CLOSING DATE:         30 March 2007
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RFP NO.:              SIT ‘06 – WL1 REV B12


RFP TITLE:            You can Run, You can Hide

SUB-GENRE:            Factual / Natural History – Research & Development
SERIES:               6 x 24’ (TBC)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:      All animals must eat to survive. And with thousands of predators constantly on
                      the lookout for a tasty meal, prey must – at all times - avoid being eaten.

                      There are several ways animals avoid falling prey to a predator. The easiest is
                      very direct and comes naturally - you run or you hide. Animals use speed as a
                      very effective means of escape: you cannot eat what you cannot catch!

                      Another very successful defence mechanism is camouflage. But the list doesn’t
                      end here. Trickery can also be used, mimicking an animal that is dangerous to a
                      predator works well, physical and chemical combat come in handy and some
                      animals' physical features make them a very undesirable meal. In the end, the
                      predator-prey relationship is important in maintaining the balance. Without
                      predators, certain species of prey would drive others to extinction. Without prey,
                      there is no food – and no predators.

                      Over the years, the SABC has built up a vast natural history archive. As a result,
                      we are looking to research and develop a documentary series that will
                      investigate and illustrate - in captivating detail, dramatic fashion and highly
                      innovative style - the extraordinary strategies and techniques behind some of the
                      most remarkable acts of predator evasion on the planet today.
REQUIREMENTS:         The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding or reversioning and
                      repurposing in terms of using both visual and sound archives.

                      The proposal should:
                         • Outline the themes and topics that will be covered in the series
                         • Include treatments for all episodes
                         • Demonstrate a first-class knowledge of natural history and the target
                             audience
                         • Be innovative, well researched and structured
                         • Demonstrate the capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes
                             from library material

LANGUAGE:             English
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:         30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:             SIT ‘06 – WL2 REV B13


RFP TITLE:           Blue Gold: The Battle for Water in Africa
SUB-GENRE:           Natural History / Factual – Research & Development
SERIES:              6 x 48’ (TBC)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:     Almost all aspects of the Earth system involve or rely on water. Our planet’s
                     water content is about 1.39 billion cubic kilometres. 97% of that is in the oceans.
                     Only 3% resides as freshwater on the land.

                     The world is running out of fresh water. Humanity, with it’s factory farming, flood
                     irrigation, construction of massive dams, toxic dumping, wetland and forest
                     destruction and urban and industrial pollution, has damaged the earth's surface
                     water so badly that we are now mining the underground water reserves far faster
                     than nature can replenish them.

                     More than a third of Africa's people lack access to clean, safe water. Of the 1.1
                     billion people worldwide who are short of clean water, 300 million of them live in
                     Africa. Unless we dramatically change our ways, between one-half and two-
                     thirds of humanity will be living with severe fresh water shortages within the next
                     25 years. The global fresh water crisis is – alongside global warming - one of the
                     greatest threats ever to the survival of our planet.

                     The SABC wishes to research and develop a thought-provoking, landmark series
                     of documentaries that tracks the past, present and future of this vital resource on
                     our ‘thirsty’ continent. The series could include but should not be limited to the
                     following: Myths, Legends and Beliefs, Water as our Friend, Water as our
                     Enemy, Water as Victim, Water Wars and the Politics of Water, and Water as
                     Victor.
REQUIREMENTS:        The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding or reversioning and
                     repurposing in terms of using both visual and sound archives.

                     The proposal should:
                        • Outline the themes and topics that will be covered in the series
                        • Include treatments for all episodes
                        • Demonstrate a first-class knowledge of natural history and the target
                            audience
                        • Be innovative, well researched and structured
                        • Demonstrate the capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes
                            from library material
LANGUAGE:            English
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:        31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:              SIT ‘06 – WL 3 REV B14


RFP TITLE:            Hotting Up
GENRE:                Reversioning and Repurposing: Research & Development
SUB-GENRE:            Factual
SERIES:
                      2 x 48’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:      It is arguably the most significant environmental phenomenon of the last 10
                      millennia. Nobody is quite sure of how it will affect us. But human activities are
                      provoking an unequaled era of climatic events. We see more drought, more
                      powerful storms and more variable weather, more wildfires, flooding and polar
                      melting, This is Global Warming – and the future looks bleak.

                      The scientific community has reached a strong consensus regarding the science
                      of global climate change. This warming is largely the result of emissions of
                      carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from human activities including
                      industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use, such as
                      deforestation. Continuation of historical trends of greenhouse gas emissions will
                      result in additional warming over the 21st century. This warming will have real
                      consequences for the world, for with that warming will also come additional sea-
                      level rise that will gradually inundate coastal areas, changes in precipitation
                      patterns, increased risk of droughts and floods, threats to biodiversity, and a
                      number of potential challenges for public health. “Global warming basics”

                      As people in South Africa – and around the globe – come face to face with their
                      vulnerability to a changing climate, many have decided to do something and be
                      part of a solution and not the problem. But will changing the way we do things
                      result in economic ruin, or brand-new opportunities?

                      The SABC wishes to research and develop a hard-hitting, thought-provoking and
                      challenging documentary series on global warming and the effects it has – and
                      could have – on our lives.

                      Thorough research should result in a compelling programme idea that brings the
                      reality of climate change to the fore and offers viewers practical examples of
                      individuals and communities making a difference to what could be the greatest
                      threat to our existence.

REQUIREMENTS:         The proposal should:
                          • Demonstrate a thorough understanding or reversioning and repurposing
                              in terms of using both visual and sound archives.
                          • Outline the themes and topics that will be covered in the programme
                          • Include a treatment for the films
                          • demonstrate a first-class knowledge of natural history and the target
                              audience
                          • be innovative, well researched and structured
                          • demonstrate the capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes
                              from library material
                      This programme must have the ability to travel beyond the shores of South Africa
LANGUAGE:             English
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:         30 March 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – WL 4 REV B15


RFP TITLE:         Human Evolution
SUB-GENRE:         Documentary
SERIES:            6 x 48’ (full length documentary) – Research & Development
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   How far back can you trace your ancestry? Most people cannot go beyond three
                   or four generations. The oldest written records depict only our very recent past.
                   The further back in time we go, the fewer the surviving traces. How can we know
                   about the lives of our ancestors who lived 10,000 or 100,000 or even 1 million
                   years ago?

                   To trace the history of humankind, scientists study rock sediments, footprints,
                   and fossils that were petrified in the folds of the earth over the course of
                   millennia. To piece together the intriguing puzzle of human origins it is necessary
                   to take a multidisciplinary research approach, including anthropology,
                   palaeontology, bio-chemistry, geology, genetics, physics and climatology.

                   Even though the incredible story of our evolution from ape ancestors spans over
                   6 million years, the modern field of palaeo-anthropology only began in the 1800s
                   with the discovery of the ‘Neanderthal Man’ in modern day Germany. Darwin’s
                   ‘The Origin of Species’, published in 1859, suggested that humans were
                   descendants from African apes. However, no fossils of our ancestors were
                   discovered in Africa until 1924, when Raymond Dart dug up the ‘Taung Child’.
                   Since then, many impressive discoveries, especially in Africa, have started to
                   shed some light on the history of the human family.

                   Trying to piece together the evolutionary history of the human race is one of the
                   most speculative and disputed endeavours today. The SABC wishes to develop
                   and commission a thought-provoking, landmark series of documentaries that will
                   bring us closer to ultimately answering the question: ‘What does it mean to be
                   human?’

                   Evolution is far more than fossilised bones and excavation sites. The research
                   approach must include a cross-section of disciplines and should include, but is
                   not limited, to gaining insight into:

                       •   The time before ‘us’. Of all species that have existed on Earth, 99.9%
                           are now extinct. Many of them perished in five cataclysmic events. The
                           Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, roughly 65 million years ago, wiped out
                           half of all animal species, including most of the dinosaurs. Why did
                           mammals survive?

                       •   Biological evolution. For the moment, the majority of anatomical,
                           archaeological and genetic evidence gives credibility to the view that fully
                           modern humans are a relatively recent evolutionary phenomenon. The
                           current best explanation for the beginning of modern humans is the ‘Out
                           of Africa’ Model that postulates a single, African origin for Homo sapiens.




                       •   The evolution of Culture and Human Intelligence. Paralleling the
                           biological evolution of early humans was the development of cultural
                           technologies that allowed them to become increasingly successful at
                           acquiring food and surviving predators. The major neurological and
                           cultural innovations that characterized the appearance of fully modern
                           humans have proven to be remarkably successful, culminating in our
                           dominance of the planet at the expense of all earlier hominid
                           populations.

                       •   Economic evolution. Why did Homo neanderthalensis die out? One
                           theory is that Homo sapiens had more sophisticated tools, which gave
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                              him an advantage in hunting or warfare. Another is the modern human
                              capacity for symbolic thinking. One thing Homo sapiens did that Homo
                              neanderthalensis shows no sign of having done is trade. Sound
                              economics may lie at the heart of humanity's evolutionary success.

                          •   Spiritual evolution. The spiritual impulse and its realization - the
                              mystical experience - have remained unchanged throughout human
                              history. But leaps in our understanding of the nature of the universe, from
                              Darwin to the Big Bang, have fundamentally altered the way we view
                              ourselves and our universe.

                          •   Post-human. Can we trust the evolutionary process to take our species
                              in a desirable direction from here on? Starting from primitive life,
                              biological evolution has led to the development of creatures that have
                              minds, consciousness, language, and reason. Cultural and technological
                              development has enabled our species to progress, with enormous
                              improvements occurring in human life-span, labor productivity, scientific
                              knowledge, and social and political organization. What role will
                              medicine, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, space colonisation,
                              the converging gene pool, environmental melt-down and a long overdue
                              ice-age evolution play in the millennia to come?

CREATIVES:            It will be imperative for this documentary to identify key experts in this field in
                      order to inform the content of the programme.
REQUIREMENTS:         This series on natural history and evolution will draw mainly from internal and
                      external archives. Tobias’ Bodies is a good example of what we can use as a
                      basis.

                      •   Outline all the themes that will be covered in the series with motivation of
                          each
                      •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                      •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                      •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                          thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                      •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                      •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes

LANGUAGE:             English with subtitles
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:         31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:              SIT ‘06 – WL 5 REV B16


RFP TITLE:            ‘Till the Cows Come Home
GENRE:                Reversioning & Repurposing: Research & Development
SUB-GENRE:            Natural History / Factual
SERIES:
                      2 x 48’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:      Cattle have been one of the principle building blocks of human civilisation. Their
                      role as a source of food and as a beast of burden was at the centre of the
                      primitive agricultural economies that were the foundation of all later human
                      civilisations.

                      Cattle were important indicators of economic, social and political status in early
                      civilizations. Wealth was counted and traded in cattle. Tribute, dowries and fines
                      were paid in cattle. Grazing rights and herd ownership were perennial causes of
                      human conflict. Cows even served as war auxiliaries. They were even ridden into
                      battle when horses were in short supply.

                      In Africa, people who were migrating southwards from the central lakes brought
                      the ancestors of the Nguni cattle into the country. It is probable that, as today,
                      their whole way of life cantered on these cattle - their ceremonies, their wealth
                      and dowry, their links with other tribes, their food, clothes and welfare.

                      The SABC wishes to research and develop a natural history documentary, ‘Till
                      the Cows Come Home, that will take an in-depth but rather tongue-in-cheek
                      look at the origins, history, cultural significance and current status of cattle in
                      Southern Africa.

REQUIREMENTS:         As this is a repurposed documentary series, the majority (80%) of the
                      programme will consist of existing archive material. Production Companies will
                      have to demonstrate their capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes
                      from library footage.
LANGUAGE:             Multi-lingual
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:         31 May 2007




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      GUIDELINES FOR RESEACH & DEVELOPMENT:



Please follow all submission procedures as per the submission guidelines at the front of
this RFP book.



Your submission must include a detailed budget and please submit your proposals as per
the individual genre criteria within each R&D request for RFP. If you have any questions
on this section of research and development RFP’s please contact the Head of Genre by
email only. (Details in the contact list on page 15 to 19.)

You can also contact me, Kamscilla Naidoo.




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   R&D

 EDUCATION
   B1 – B6
NOVEMBER 2006




                150
RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D - EDU B1

BRIEF TITLE            i-Special - Youth Drama (working title)

SERIES                 3 x 24’

GENRE                  Drama
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals aiming to research and develop a
                       youth drama focusing on exploring notions of boyhood.

                       Programme Objective

                       This drama will focus on exploring notions of boyhood, masculinity and the ‘boy
                       to man’ journey. The drama must encourage and inspire the young men to grow
                       up to be dependable fathers and responsible citizens. It must role models young
                       men and must not glamorize crime.

                       A similar series has been developed into a radio drama we seek companies that
                       can develop the concept further into a television drama series.
                            • Background information emphasising the necessity of such a show.
                            • Content plan (based on research) focusing on key areas that such a
                                programme must address
REQUIREMENTS                • Synopsis for the first three episodes to be developed to scripts
                            • Highlight how the format aims to attract targeted audiences without
                                being tabloid
                            • A successful proposal will be developed in to a script and piloted
LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho and English

TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 16 -24 ( LSM 5-8)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           2 April 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D - EDU B2

BRIEF TITLE            MEN TALK (working title)

SERIES                 3 x 24’

GENRE                  Magazine / Talk
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals aiming to research and develop
                       a concept for a magazine/ talk format for a television series that will empower
                       young RSA men (boy child).

                       Programme Objective

                       The programme will provide a boy child with skills that will able him to deal
                       will daily life challenges and equip them to be better men, brothers, lovers
                       and husbands.

                       More emphasis is placed on a girl child thus ignoring to a large extent, a boy
                       child. This programme will seek to address this divide.
                            • Background information emphasising the necessity such a show.
                            • Content plan (based on research) focusing on key areas that such a
                                programme must address
REQUIREMENTS                • Synopsis for the first three episodes to be developed to scripts
                            • Highlight how the format aims to attract targeted audiences.
                            • A successful proposal will be developed in to a script and piloted

                       Nguni, Sesotho and English
LANGUAGE

TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 13 – 19 – ( LSM 5-8)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           2 April 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D - EDU B3

BRIEF TITLE            2010 volunteers

SERIES                 3 x 24’

GENRE                  Documantary / Talk
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals aiming to research and develop a
                       relationship show in a Docie /talk format.

                       Programme Objective
                       The programme will aim to inform and educate teenagers in a responsible way
                       about sex and sexuality. It will also encourage young people to openly talk about
                       sex and sexuality related issues such as abstinence, puberty, peer pressure,
                       pregnancy, HIV/ Aids, sexual abuse etc.

                       The programme must encourage responsible behavior; be the voice of reason
                       by providing the youth will advice on their daily challenges; provide expect
                       advice and support (play the big sister, big brother role) to the youth on issues
                       that parents are not comfortable discussing with them.
                           • Background information emphasising the necessity of such a show.
                           • Content plan (based on research) focusing on key areas that such a
                               programme must address
REQUIREMENTS               • Synopsis for the first three episodes to be developed to scripts
                           • Highlight how the format aims to attract targeted audiences without being
                               tabloid.
                           • A successful proposal will be developed in to a script and piloted.
LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho and English

TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 16 -24 – ( LSM 5-8)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           2 April 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D - EDU B4

BRIEF TITLE            What’s your Beef?

SERIES                 3 x 24’

GENRE                  Documantary / Talk
EDITORIAL GUIDE        SABC Youth Development invites proposals aiming to research and develop a
                       socially investigative show into a Mag /talk format.

                       Programme Objective
                       The programme must be educative, informative, confrontational youth series in
                       a form of factual and reality. It must be a watch dog of the youth that plans to
                       empower the youth with information that will help them understand and
                       internalize RSA constitution and human rights. It must assist the youth with
                       rooting out injustices, corruption and challenge different structures in their
                       communities.

                       The key delivery of this programme is to create law abiding citizens who know
                       their rights.
                            • Background information emphasising the necessity of such a show.
                            • Content plan (based on research) focusing on key areas that such a
                                programme must address
REQUIREMENTS                • Synopsis for the first three episodes to be developed to scripts
                            • Highlight how the format aims to attract targeted audiences without
                                being tabloid.
                            • A successful proposal will be developed in to a script and piloted
LANGUAGE               Nguni, Sesotho and English

TARGET AUDIENCE        Youth, 16 -24 – ( LSM 5-8)
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Futhi Ngubane
CLOSING DATE           2 April 2007




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RFP NO.:                  SIT ‘06 – R&D - EDU B5


RFP TITLE:                Democracy comedy.

SUB-GENRE:                Comedy drama
SERIES:
                          26 x 24 minutes
Editorial guide           The series must:
                          Fit in with the SABC Education/ SABC 2 brand
                          Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
                          Reflect the reality of the South African landscape.


Background                Most South Africans know that we have a progressive constitution, that we are a
                          democratic country and that we vote regularly and for different levels of
                          government. It is a known fact that if people don’t buy into a system fully or if
                          there are areas of uncertainty, that there will always be a possibility that they do
                          not support it fully. Can South Africa afford such a situation; if not, then what is
                          the best role that TV can play to forge a common goal of government? Bearing in
                          mind that some work has been done in this regard on TV (a series about the
                          work of parliament starts early next year) and through the other media, what
                          would the best and specific approach be for this intervention?
                          We request an approach that is fresh, unexpected, comic and highly engaging
                          with the viewing public.

Educational aims:             •   Explain that we have a democratic system of government and what it
                                  means.
                              •   What is the Constitution? What does it mainly deal with?
                              •   How is the Constitution relevant to my life?
                              •   What rights and responsibilities do individuals have that are included in
                                  the constitution?

Educational outcomes          •   Help create a South Africa where we share the same understanding of
                                  democracy.
                             • People will begin to live by the constitution, in which we respect each
                                  others rights.
CREATIVES:                A compelling and motivating series that appeals to people in a non threatening
                          way, yet one that understands the limits and strengths of TV’s abilities.
REQUIREMENTS:                • A clear visualization of the concept.
                             • Explain the research methodology for content and factual correctness
                                  and content partners (if any)
                             • The proposed team of creatives that will produce the series.
                             • List of proposed topics for the series.
                             • A detailed treatment and script of an episode.
                             • A complete SABC budget
                             • Please see the Channel (SABC 1) statement re audience in this RFP
                                  book
LANGUAGE:                 Mainly African languages; 70 % non –English.
DELIVERABLES        FOR   Stakeholders workshop, workshop report, detailed content research report,
R&D                       treatments, scripts.
AUDIENCE                  The general public.
COMMISSIONING
                          Johan Neethling
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:             9 April 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D – EDU B6


RFP TITLE:             Siyangqoba 2010. R&D ONLY.

GENRE:                 Education (see the explanation of Public education earlier in the RFP book)
SUB-GENRE:             Documentaries and magazines
SERIES:
                       26 x 24 minutes magazine shows and 26 x 24 minutes documentaries
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       The series must:
                       Fit in with the SABC Education/ SABC 2 brand
                       Be cost effective and sustainable with a long shelf life.
                       Reflect the reality of the South African landscape.

Background             South Africans stand on the eve of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. There are many
                       things we need to prepare before then. Different sectors will endeavour to
                       prepare as well as possible. TV can surely do a lot to prepare the supporters,
                       spectators and the general public for the biggest event that has come to the
                       continent in decades. This intervention on radio and TV must identify only the
                       areas where we can make a difference. It should also be borne in mind that other
                       parties may contribute in the same areas and therefore we need to identify our
                       intervention carefully.

Educational Aims:          •   Engage with issues like Patriotism- how far you can take this before it
                               encroaches on someone else’s rights.
                           •   What does it mean to be a good fan?
                           •   Xenophobia and support to strangers/ visitors.
                           •   Opportunities that arise from this event. Ethics when doing business.
                               Pricing and quality service.
                           •   Ubuntu – showcase the stories of South Africans who were in exile in
                               African countries, who have assisted South Africa in pulling through the
                               period of the struggle; we do this in relation to their involvement in the
                               2010 event in SA.
                           •   Building a nation that lives the spirit of “unity in diversity”.

                           •  Preparing South Africans through educational TV and radio, for the 2010
Educational Outcomes          event.
                          • Create a nation that is proud of its achievements and presenting the cup
                              with the dignity it deserves.
                          • Utilise the opportunities – business and otherwise, that may arise for
                              2010 and the period after the event.
CREATIVES:             A compelling and motivating series, utilising new techniques and unsuspected
                       approaches, to producing edutainment Television.
REQUIREMENTS:             • A clear visualization of the concept.
                          • Explain the research methodology for content and factual correctness
                              and indicate content partners (if any)
                          • The proposed team of creatives that will produce the series.
                          • List of proposed topics for the series.
                          • A detailed treatment and script of an episode.
                          • A complete SABC budget
                          • Please see the Channel (SABC 1) statement re audience in this RFP
                              book
LANGUAGE:              Mainly African languages; 70 % non –English.
TARGET AUDIENCE        Primary audience: Fans, soccer supporters and entrepreneurs.
                       Secondary audience: the general viewing public
DELIVERABLES           Stakeholders workshop, workshop report, content research report, treatments for
                       all episodes
COMMISSIONING
                       Johan Neethling
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:          9 April 2007


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   R&D

   DRAMA
   B1 – B7
NOVEMBER 2006




                157
RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - DRA B1


RFP TITLE:         Towards an African Comedy
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   What makes us laugh? What is unique to African and South African comedy?
                   Content Hub: Drama seeks a research project to assist in the creation of content
                   specific to our continent.

                   This project will research the nature of African and South African comedy,
                   focused largely on Comedy of Character and Comedy of Ideas.

                   Research questions will include:

                       •   What makes African and South African comedy unique?
                       •   What are the signature styles and techniques of comedy on the
                           Continent?
                       •   What makes our audiences laugh?
                       •   Adapting African story-telling to the medium of television
                       •   Ensuring cultural, conceptual and emotional relevance of subject matter
                           and storyline

                   The outcome of this research will be used as a guideline for future projects

CREATIVES:             •   Proven track record in research
                       •   Knowledge of the field
                       •   Diverse, multi-lingual team

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Outline of research framework
                       •   Theoretical framework
                       •   Research methodology
                       •   Timeline
                       •   Budget

                   No material on VHS/DVD

COMMISSIONING
                   Anne Davis
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      6 August 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - DRA B2


RFP TITLE:         Dare To Win
GENRE:             Drama
SERIES:            13 x 48”
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC invites tenders for a drama series that explores the world of sport, the
                   players, the teams, the coaches, the managers, the agents, the fans, the
                   hooligans, the families and the friends.

                   In recent times the world of Sport has exploded beyond the sports field. It is no
                   longer just about the game. The Competition is no longer about winning. Many
                   other factors have infiltrated the game.

                   This is a fast pace, high impact series uncovering the many facets of the world of
                   sport in South Africa today.

                   Content References include: Coach Carter(2005), Cinderella Man(2005), Jerry
                   Maguire (1996), Any Given Sunday(1999), The Firm(1988)

                   NOTE THAT THIS IS A SERIES FOR                    DEVELOPMENT         WITH    NO
                   PRESCRIBED BROADCAST SCHEDULE

CREATIVES:         Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                   context of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Synopsis and Treatment of Series
                       •   Step Outline of one Episode
                       •   Synopsis of Remaining Episodes
                       •   Character Bible
                       •   10 Pages of Sample Dialogue
                       •   Bios of Key Creatives

COMMISSIONING
                   Nirvana Singh
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      6 August 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - DRA B3


RFP TITLE:         Women’s sport
GENRE:             Drama
SERIES:            13 x 24”
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Sport is a highly lucrative and patriarchal industry. With the onset of 2010, South
                   African sporting life is on the national agenda.

                   We are seeking to develop a high-end drama set in the world of women’s sport.
                   The property should delve into the sporting realm and all the politics attached to
                   it. The high-octane series gives us a peek into the lives and loves of women who
                   are in a highly competitive space.

                   Proposals should illustrate clear dramatic arcs, strong characterization and an
                   understanding of the context of this drama.

                   The series should be compelling; thought provoking and innovative without
                   relying on stereotypical views on women in sport.

                   Suggested references are Bend it like Beckham, Million-dollar baby, Footballers’
                   wives.

                   Successful proposals are those, which will contain meaning and depth in a
                   landscape bound to strength, velocity and excellence without forgetting the
                   regular drama experienced in our daily lives.

                   NOTE THAT THIS IS A SERIES FOR                      DEVELOPMENT         WITH      NO
                   PRESCRIBED BROADCAST SCHEDULE

CREATIVES:         Must bring a rich understanding of the social and cultural context of the subject
                   Matter, and an excellent knowledge of the genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Step-outline of one episode
                       •   Synopsis of remaining episodes
                       •   Character bible
                       •   10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          80% English; 20% other languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Neo Mapetla
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      6 August 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - DRA B4


RFP TITLE:         Bio Pics
GENRE:             Drama
SUB-GENRE:         Mini Series
SERIES:            6 X 48” / 3 x 96” (DEVELOPMENT)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   SABC invites tenders for a drama mini series that will depict biographical stories
                   of Great South Africans.

                   The series will dramatise the lives of an actual person or persons, from the past
                   or present however it is not restricted to important historical personas. Stories
                   can include Musicians, Entertainers, Artists, Scientist, Politicians, Sports
                   Celebrities, Criminals or Outlaw etc.

                   We are looking for vibrant, suspense driven stories that is told through the
                   human portrayal of an actual person/s.

                   In particular we would like to see more stories about the women who make up
                   society and who contributed to making society what it is today.

                   NOTE THAT THIS IS A SERIES FOR                    DEVELOPMENT         WITH    NO
                   PRESCRIBED BROADCAST SCHEDULE

CREATIVES:         •   Must have undertaken detailed research on the proposed individual.
                   •   Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                       context of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Synopsis and Treatment of Series
                       •   Step Outline of one Episode
                       •   Synopsis of Remaining Episodes
                       •   Character Bible
                       •   10 Pages of Sample Dialogue
                       •   Bios of Key Creative

LANGUAGE:          95% English, 5% Other
COMMISSIONING
                   Nirvana Singh
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      13 August 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - DRA B5


RFP TITLE:         Borderline
GENRE:             Drama
SUB-GENRE:         War time/coming-of-age drama/historical drama
SERIES:            6 x 48” / 3 x 96” (DEVELOPMENT)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   “I resent them stealing my youth. Often I ask myself: "What for?" Namibia is
                   independent, South Africa is free. All those guys died for nothing…. I left home
                   as a child and came back as a completely messed-up adult.” Charles Hodson in
                   Marianne Tham, `SA city life’ March 1999 pp. 24-29.
                   (http://www.geocities.com/odjobman/index.htm)

                   In 1965, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia infiltrated southern Angola and
                   set in motion a war that lasted 23 years. The war involved South Africans,
                   Namibians, Angolans, Cubans, Russians and Americans. During this 23 year war
                   the insidious Apartheid state machinery, through forced conscription turned
                   young men with great potential into killing machines. At the age of 18 young men
                   were taken to the border to fight a war they often did not understand or believe
                   in. What went on in the border, where are those young men today?

                   The loss of human life in any war situation is devastating, but just as devastating
                   is the dehumanization of the soldiers who are indoctrinated and coerced into
                   fighting those wars. The psychological and emotional scar of war can last a
                   lifetime. This brief does not want to glorify what happened, but seeks to tell an
                   honest, intelligent and courageous story about what went on during that dark era
                   in our history.

                   Stories relating to other border situations in apartheid South Africa are also
                   welcome.

                   Note that we are not looking for docci-dramas, or political or educational dramas.

                   References: “The Deer Hunter”. “Full Metal Jacket”. “Saving Private Ryan”. “The
                   thin red line”. “Born on the 4th of July”. “Platoon”

                   NOTE THAT THIS IS A SERIES FOR DEVELOPMENT WITH NO
                   PRESCRIBED BROADCAST SCHEDULE
CREATIVES:         • Must have undertaken detailed research on the proposed individual.
                   • Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                      context of the subject matter
REQUIREMENTS:         • Step-outline of one episode
                      • Synopsis of remaining episodes
                      • Character bible
                      • 10 pages of sample dialogue

                   No material on VHS/DVD
COMMISSIONING
                   Mmabatho Kau
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      13 August 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - DRA B6


RFP TITLE:         Through The Looking Glass
GENRE:             Drama
SUB-GENRE:         Mini Series
SERIES:            6 x 48” / 3 x 96” (DEVELOPMENT)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Excerpt from Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee
                   “Let me tell you the story of Right-Hand-Left-Hand - the tale of Good and Evil.
                   HATE! It was with this hand that Brother Cain iced his brother. LOVE! See these
                   fingers; they lead straight to the soul of man. The right hand. The hand of LOVE!
                   The story of Life is this...STATIC! One hand is always fighting the other. Left Hand
                   Hate is kicking much ass and it looks like Right Hand Love is finished. Hold up.
                   Stop the presses! Love is coming back, yes, it's Love. Love has won. Left Hand
                   Hate KO'ed by Love.

                   The core of the human belief system is based on good versus evil. The challenge of
                   humanity is to conquer evil. Great drama explores powerful emotions and the deep
                   intensities of good and evil and love and hate. The world as we know it has been
                   struck by the evil hand of racism that has extricated our human dignity.

                   SABC invites tenders for a drama mini-series that moves the scope of seeing human
                   beings on the basis of race to seeing the individual and their unique humanity. We
                   want to see characters who journey between these points, movements of
                   transformation, recognition and reversal. We want to see a series that helps answer
                   the questions that plague us when it comes to race:

                       -   As South Africans are we ready to look beyond the reflection in the mirror?
                       -   As people are we ready to re-consider to our perceptions of others?

                   We are looking for stories that will explore and challenge us as individuals to
                   question our prejudices, to take us to places that we would never expect to go as
                   people. Note that we are not looking for docci-dramas, or political or educational
                   dramas.

                   Content Reference: Crash, Inside Man, Do the Right Thing, East is East (UK),
                   Rabbit Proof Fence ( Aus), Romuald et Juliet ( Fr)

                   NOTE THAT THIS IS A SERIES FOR DEVELOPMENT WITH NO PRESCRIBED
                   BROADCAST SCHEDULE
CREATIVES:         Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural context
                   of the subject matter
REQUIREMENTS:           • Synopsis and Treatment of Series
                        • Step Outline of one Episode
                        • Synopsis of Remaining Episodes
                        • Character Bible
                        • 10 Pages of Sample Dialogue
                        • Bios of Key Creative
LANGUAGE:          95% English, 5% Other
COMMISSIONING
                   Nirvana Singh
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      13 August 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – DRA B7


RFP TITLE:         Act Out-Teleplay
GENRE:             Drama
SERIES:            One -offs 48 – 90min
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   We are looking for single/one-off teleplays which take place in limited
                   environments, (about three sets) They may be agitprop, polemic, experimental or
                   popular. They could be thought provoking and intelligent or funny and popular.

                   As they roll out they give us a great sense about the times we live in. The aim is
                   to create the South African/African landscape, with a great variety of viewpoints
                   and styles with each play making up one piece of the South African/African
                   puzzle. In Britain in the 1970’ and 1980’s Dennis Potter, Allen Bleasdale, Ken
                   Loach, Mike Leigh, Jim Allen, Tony Garnet were all writers or directors of Plays
                   for today. This is an opportunity to write for great characters and concepts that
                   translate in an economic way.


                   NOTE THAT THIS IS A SERIES FOR                    DEVELOPMENT         WITH    NO
                   PRESCRIBED BROADCAST SCHEDULE

CREATIVES:         Must have an in dept understanding of the psychological, social and cultural
                   context of the subject matter

REQUIREMENTS:          •   Synopsis and Treatment Teleplay
                       •   Character Bible
                       •   10 Pages of Sample Dialogue
                       •   Bios of Key Creatives

COMMISSIONING
                   Rosa Keet
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      13 August 2007




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   R&D

REVERSIONING
   B1 – B10
NOVEMBER 2006




                165
RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B1


RFP TITLE:             Cartooning with…
GENRE:                 Reversioning & Repurposing
SUB-GENRE:             Children
SERIES:
                       26 x 24’ (children)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       Cartooning is a drawing with or without captions used to illustrate, tell jokes,
                       satirise, caricature, entertain or to tell a story. Cartoons cover all aspects of life -
                       from the serious to the humourous, and from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

                       Some would say that cartooning is a fantastic form of creative doodling claiming
                       enormous focus and observation powers. The simplest strokes of a pen or pencil
                       can give a lot of meaning. The use of simple imagery instead of words can be
                       very powerful.

                       But where do cartoonists get their ideas from and what techniques do they use?

                       SABC is looking to research and develop an entertaining, funky, informative,
                       programme for teenagers presented by leading South African cartoonists. He or
                       she must explain why cartoons are a communication tool in terms of social
                       commentary. The cartoonists must take the viewers through their cartoons and
                       explain where they get their ideas from, what inspires them and what their work
                       is all about. Children must also have the opportunity to draw their own cartoon
                       through the help of the cartoonist. Most of the cartoons used must already have
                       been published. We are looking at a format that speaks to a youthful audience
                       and must be able to speak to viewers from different language groupings.

REQUIREMENTS:          The proposal should:

                       •   Demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                           terms of using archive material both visual and sound.
                       •   Outline all the topics that will be covered in the series with motivation of each
                           topic
                       •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                       •   Speak to a youthful audience
                       •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                       •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                           thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                       •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                       •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes

LANGUAGE:              English, Multilingual
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Maritha Greenland
CLOSING DATE:          16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B2


RFP TITLE:             How things are made
GENRE:                 Reversioning & Repurposing
SUB-GENRE:             Children (6 – 9 year old)
SERIES:
                       26 x 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       When you sit at the table eating that delicious sandwich, have you ever thought
                       about how much work went into making that fresh bread that the sandwich was
                       made out of.

                       There are no conclusive records about where bread might have originated, but
                       bread has been around for thousands of years. Rustic breads consisted of grains
                       that were soaked in water and allowed to ferment by naturally-occurring yeasts
                       for some time before being kneaded and baked. In ancient Rome, milling grain
                       and baking the dough into loaves of bread was a well-established practice.

                       Here’s another one for you. When you lie comfortably and warm in your bed,
                       with a roof over your head, have you ever wondered how the bricks that the
                       house was build out of are made?.

                       SABC 3 is looking to research and develop a concept that looks at the production
                       and manufacturing of various everyday items e.g. bread, crisps, bricks, tennis
                       balls, ice cream, sweets, matches etc. The series should cover various fields in
                       the quest to understand how those everyday items that we use or that we are
                       used to, are made. We are looking at a format that speaks to a young audience
                       between the ages of 6 and 9 years and must be able to speak to viewers from
                       different language groupings. The visuals that will be used will come from SABC
                       archives.

REQUIREMENTS:          The proposal should:

                       •   Demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                           terms of using archive material both visual and sound.
                       •   Outline all the items that will be covered in the series with motivation of each
                           item.
                       •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                       •   Speak to a young audience
                       •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                           thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                       •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                       •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                       •   Fit in with SABC 3 brand

LANGUAGE:              English & 8% languages other than English
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Maritha Greenland
CLOSING DATE:          31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:              SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B3


RFP TITLE:            Fenced! / Free to Roam
GENRE:                Natural History Documentary
SUB-GENRE:            Factual
SERIES:
                      13 x 24’ reversioned series on natural history, wildlife and the environment
EDITORIAL GUIDE:      The Earth is rapidly changing from a natural into a humanised world.

                      The intervention of humankind in the ecosystem puts people in direct competition
                      with wildlife for resources such as space, water and vegetation. As humans, we
                      have expanded and driven animals into small pockets. Every time a game animal
                      tries to fend for itself, it directly or indirectly conflicts with the interest of humans.
                      Predators leave protected areas, wander onto farmland and kill livestock.
                      Herbivores stroll, threaten human life and destroy property. Likewise, farm
                      animals cross into protected areas and compete with wildlife for grazing and
                      water resources. In the process, diseases are transmitted.

                      Humans have come up with a solution: construct fences to demarcate ownership
                      and control access to land. In conservation, fences play an increasingly
                      important role in the management and protection of South Africa’s unique natural
                      resources. However, fences restrict mobility. They entangle or electrocute
                      herbivores, obstruct migratory routes, eliminate important resources, damage
                      vegetation and allow resident population numbers to increase to unsustainable
                      levels. Genetic inbreeding becomes a major issue.

                      SABC 2 is looking for a documentary series that investigates the conflict between
                      humans and our natural environment and the effects the erection of fences have
                      had on our wildlife resources. The series could include, but is not restricted to:
                      the great elephant debate, animal translocation and forced human removal,
                      predators (cheetah, lion and leopard), raptors, disease control (bovine TB, foot-
                      and-mouth disease), genetic inbreeding, Trans-frontier Parks and the possibility
                      of inhabited nature reserves.

                      We are looking for fresh and innovative approach to a subject that has been
                      covered before.
REQUIREMENTS:         As this is a repurposed documentary series, the majority (80%) of the
                      programmes will consist of existing archive material. Production Companies will
                      have to demonstrate their capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes
                      from library footage.
                      As this is a repurposed documentary series, the majority (80%) of the
                      programmes will consist of existing archive material.

                      The proposal should :
                      • Outline all the themes or topics that will be covered in the series with
                         motivation of each topic
                      • Include a treatment of at least one episode
                      • Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                      • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                         thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                      • A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                      • A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                      • demonstrate capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes from library
                         footage.
                      • Fit in with SABC 2 brand

LANGUAGE:             Multilingual with subtitles
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Gerhard Pretorius
CLOSING DATE:         31 May 2007
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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R& D – REV B4


                   Colonialism: yesterday, today and tomorrow
RFP TITLE:

GENRE:             Reversioning and Repurposing
SUB-GENRE:         Factual
SERIES:
                   13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Colonialism is defined as : “a practice of domination, which involves the
                   subjugation of one people to another”. And is “a racially based (or racist) system
                   of political, economic, and cultural domination forcibly imposed by a
                   technologically superior foreign minority on an indigenous majority”.


                   Colonialism depended on economic exploitation and political oppression. It
                   assumed an innate moral inferiority on the part of Africans and imposed Western
                   values on the indigenous people. The legacy of colonialism continues to
                   contribute significantly to the instability and fragility of South Africa and the
                   African continent at large.


                   SABC 2 is looking to research and develop a documentary series that focuses on
                   Africa before, during and post colonialism with a general focus on Africa as a
                   continent and with specific focus on South Africa.



REQUIREMENTS:      The proposal should :
                   • demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                      terms of using both visual and audio archive material as the majority of the
                      material will comprise of archive material.
                   • Outline all the themes and topics to be covered with a motivation of each
                      topic
                   • Include treatments of at least one episodes
                   • Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                   • Have a well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                      audience

LANGUAGE:          English, Multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B5


RFP TITLE:             MUSIC THROUGH THE YEARS
GENRE:                 REVERSIONING AND REPURPOSING
SUB-GENRE:             ENTERTAINMENT AND FACTUAL (TV & Radio)
SERIES:
                       06 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       The story of South African music is one of dialogue with imported forms, and
                       varying degrees of hybridisation over the years. From the earliest colonial days
                       until the present time, South African music has created itself out of the mingling
                       of local ideas and forms with those imported from outside the country, giving it all
                       a special twist that carries with it the unmistakable flavour of the country.


                       The SABC has a wealth of archive material on this subject and as thus is looking
                       to research and develop a documentary series that looks at South African music
                       through the years. Its approach should be entertaining and must evoke feelings
                       of nostalgia. It should also comment on current music trends and how they have
                       been influenced by past trends.




REQUIREMENTS:          The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and
                       repurposing in terms of using archive material both visual and sound.

                       The proposal should :

                       •   Outline all the themes or topics that will be covered in the series with
                           motivation of each topic
                       •   Include treatments of all the episodes
                       •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                       •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                           thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                       •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                       •   demonstrate capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes from library
                           material both visual and sound.

LANGUAGE:              Multilingual (English & Nguni) with subtitles
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Maritha Greenland
CLOSING DATE:          31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B6


RFP TITLE:             FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS
GENRE:                 REVERSIONING AND REPURPOSING
SUB-GENRE:             ENTERTAINMENT AND FACTUAL
SERIES:
                       06 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       For centuries individuals and societies have used clothes and other body
                       adornment as a form of nonverbal communication to indicate occupation, rank,
                       gender, sexual availability, locality, class, wealth and group affiliation. Fashion is
                       a form of free speech. It not only embraces clothing, but also accessories,
                       jewellery, hairstyles, beauty & body art. What we wear & how, when we wear it,
                       provides others with a shorthand to subtly read the surface of a social situation.

                       The SABC has a wealth of archive material on this subject and as thus is looking
                       to research and develop a documentary series that looks at fashion through out
                       the years with particular focus to South African fashion. Its approach should be
                       entertaining and yet informative. It should also comment on current fashion
                       trends and how they have been influenced by past trends.




REQUIREMENTS:          The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and
                       repurposing in terms of using archive material both visual and sound.

                       The proposal should :

                       •   Outline all the themes or topics that will be covered in the series with
                           motivation of each topic
                       •   Include treatments of all the episodes
                       •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                       •    Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                           thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                       •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                       •   demonstrate capability to create cost-effective ‘new’ programmes from library
                           footage.

LANGUAGE:              Multilingual (English & Nguni) with subtitles
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Maritha Greenland
CLOSING DATE:          31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B7


RFP TITLE:         WHAT’S IN A WORD!!
GENRE:             REVERSIONING & REPURPOSING
SUB-GENRE:         EDUCATIONAL FILLER (Radio and Television)
SERIES:
                   52 X 01’ (per language)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   Words are all around us - we use them every day to communicate our joys, fears,
                   hopes, opinions, wishes and demands - but we don't often think about them too
                   deeply.

                   Words are the building blocks of language – use the wrong word and the
                   meaning of a sentence changes. Each episode will take a look at a different word
                   – its etymology, meaning, and the context in which a particular word is used.

                   The SABC is looking for a research and development concept (radio and
                   television) that can be broadcast across all channels and radio stations that will
                   help South Africans with their vocabulary.

                   The series is not meant to be a scholarly, boring approach to vocabulary – each
                   viewer must feel that they can learn from the series and can identify with the
                   style.

                   For example the word “anxious” – the meaning is “a feeling of worry or fear”
                   Alternative words would be : nervous, worried, concerned, uneasy,
                   apprehensive. History : it comes from the Latin word "Angere" which means
                   literally "to choke".


REQUIREMENTS:      The proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and
                   repurposing in terms of using both visual and audio archive material.

                   The proposal should :

                   ●Outline all the words to be covered with a motivation of each topic
                   ●Include treatments of all the episodes
                   ●Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                   ●Have a well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target
                   audience

LANGUAGE:          All South African languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:               SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B8


RFP TITLE:             Looking Back Moving Forward II (R & D)
GENRE:                 Reversioning & Repurposing
SUB-GENRE:             Education
SERIES:
                       13 x 24’ (children)
EDITORIAL GUIDE:       It is a proven fact that humankind had its earliest origins in Africa. South Africa is
                       rich in fossil evidence of the evolutionary history of the human family, going back
                       several million years.

                       The Senior Phase syllabus (grade 7-9) covers the history of South Africa from
                       the origins of humankind until the present.

                       SABC 2 is looking to research and develop a history series that focuses on the
                       history of South Africa from the origins of humankind until the present sing the
                       story-telling approach. The first series of Looking Back Moving Forward was
                       presented by the great storyteller Gcina Mhlophe.

                       The series needs to take a chronological approach as learners need to be able to
                       place events into time periods. 4 programmes could be dedicated to each grade.

                       The programme would use archive material and would be shot in places such as
                       Maropeng Museum, Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum. And possibly
                       some trips to other locations such as Mapungubwe, Thulamela (Kruger Park),
                       some rock art sites, and some Boer War battlefields.

                       We are looking for a format that speaks to a youthful audience and must be able
                       to speak to viewers from different language groupings. The concept must include
                       some debates between the children. History skills such as accessing information
                       from sources, drawing and interpreting timelines, identifying bias, and presenting
                       a point of view based on evidence need to be explored in the concept.

REQUIREMENTS:          The proposal should:

                       •   Demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                           terms of using archive material both visual and sound.
                       •   Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the target audience (Senior
                           Phase)
                       •   Outline all the topics that will be covered in the series with motivation of each
                           topic
                       •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                       •   Speak to a youthful audience
                       •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                       •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                           thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                       •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                       •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes


LANGUAGE:              English & Multilingual
COMMISSIONING EDITOR   Maritha Greenland
CLOSING DATE:          16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B9


RFP TITLE:         HISTORY OF S A SOCCER (R & D)
GENRE:             REVERSIONING & REPURPOSING
SUB-GENRE:         SPORT DOCUMENTARY SERIES (TV & Radio)
SERIES:
                   13 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   Soccer is the most widely played sport in South Africa and has a huge support
                   base, particularly in indigenous African communities. Today, South African
                   soccer is a well integrated sport with a good mix of players at all levels – but it
                   has not always been so.

                   The first documented soccer matches in South Africa were played in Cape Town
                   and Port Elizabeth in1862 - between all white teams of civil servants and
                   soldiers. An all White soccer club, “Pietermaritzburg County Football Club” was
                   established in 1879. In 1896 the “Transvaal Indian Football Association” was
                   formed and in 1898 the “Orange Free State Bantu Football Club” became the
                   first South African team to play in Europe.

                   Various soccer governing bodies divided along racial lines were only integrated
                   into one non-racial body, SAFA, (South African Football Association) in 1991.
                   The following year, South Africa was accepted back into the international football
                   world. South African soccer has come a long way since those days and in 2010
                   it becomes the first African country to host the World Soccer Cup.

                   SABC is looking to research and develop a series on the history and evolution of
                   soccer in South Africa. This series needs to examine the sport in SA and its role
                   in the liberation of the country.


REQUIREMENTS:      The proposal should :

                   •   demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                       terms of using both visual and audio archive material.
                   •   Outline all the themes and topics to be covered with a motivation of each
                       topic
                   •   Include treatments of at least one episode
                   •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                   •   Have a well thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the general
                       public

LANGUAGE:          English, Multilingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      31 May 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – REV B10


RFP TITLE:         CHILDREN AND SPIRITUALITY
GENRE:             REVERSIONING & REPURPOSING
SUB-GENRE:         CHILDREN (12 – 15 years)
SERIES:            26 X 24’
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Spirituality can be described as the personal path of the soul consciousness, the
                   “one destination, with many paths,” which each of us are free and empowered to
                   consciously choose.


                   Child psychologists tell us that even very young children ask the kind of
                   questions that can only be called spiritual. Who created the earth? Why am I
                   here? How do I know what's right and wrong? Some children find answers to
                   these questions in church, others develop a moral sense completely separate
                   from organised religion.


                   Regardless of their cultural and religious background, children feel a profound
                   desire to understand the universe and their place in it, and that desire remains
                   constant. Furthermore, children often combine spiritual musings with ethical
                   concerns, for example wondering why there is injustice in the world. This leads to
                   a wish to influence the entire universe in an effort to improve the world.


                   SABC 3 is looking to research and development a concept aimed at 12 – 15 year
                   olds on spirituality. Explore but do not limit yourself to some of the following
                   issues: what is spirituality, how is it expressed, is it directly related to religion, is it
                   possible to be spiritual but not religious and vice versa, how do you pray, who do
                   you pray to, meditation, how parents can encourage their child’s spirituality. The
                   main aim of the series is to develop and nurture the spirituality of children.

REQUIREMENTS:      Producers that pitch for this programme must have prior experience in producing
                   programmes on spirituality.

                   The proposal should :

                   •   Demonstrate a thorough understanding of reversioning and repurposing in
                       terms of using archive material both visual and sound.
                   •   Outline all the items that will be covered in the series with motivation of each
                       item.
                   •   Include a treatment of at least one episode
                   •   Speak to a young audience
                   •   Appeal to inter-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
                   •   Demonstrate a good knowledge of the target audience through a well
                       thought out, researched concept that will appeal to the target audience.
                   •   A demonstration of how the creative elements of the series relate to content
                   •   A method or criteria to be used when selecting content for episodes
                   •   Fit in with SABC 3 brand

LANGUAGE:          English with 8% languages other than English

COMMISSIONING
                   Maritha Greenland
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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   R&D

  CHILDREN
   B1 – B4
NOVEMBER 2006




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - CHILD B1


RFP TITLE:         Voices of Wisdom (Tlhogo Putswa)
GENRE:             Children
SERIES:
                   Research and Development
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   There is still a widely held view that anything associated with culture and
                   hereditary values is pagan, and thus backward, as reflected by the vast number
                   of urban Africans who feel embarrassed to associate themselves with their own
                   cultural background.
                   The majority of African youth still subscribe to the "American dream", and on a
                   smaller scale, to the "urban dream". The growing trend towards urbanisation is
                   encouraging thousands to abandon their indigenous knowledge, in the belief
                   that new knowledge and new opportunities are to be found in town.
                   It is well known that in traditional societies in Africa older people receive
                   the greatest respect, as it is believed that elderly people have accumulated
                   wisdom and knowledge over the years. They act as knowledge stores for the
                   society.

                   SABC CONTENT HUB CHILDREN invites proposals is format development
                   and content research for a series that celebrates relationships between children
                   and their grandparents focusing on grandparents as pillars of families that pass
                   on the knowledge, customs and tradition.
REQUIREMENTS:

                       •     Proposed content research for a the pilot series
                       •     A an innovate concept that will be universal in nature – transcend race,
                             culture, age
                       •     Proposed format and style for the series
                       •     5 min teaser that demonstrates the understanding of the brief,
                             showcase the proposed concept and the knowledge of the view
                       •     The proposal must have as its cornerstone the ethos of ubuntu,
                             demonstrating the essence of the role of what grandparents represent
                             as a pillar of a family and society.



LANGUAGE:          English
TARGET AUDIENCE:   12-15 year olds
COMMISSIONING
                   Lerato Moruti/Mish Molakeng
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D - CHILD B2


RFP TITLE:         THE FATHERHOOD PROJECT
GENRE:             Children
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   South Africa has unacceptably high levels of child abuse, including sexual abuse,
                   much of which is perpetrated by men, and fathers are absent from a large
                   number of families. Despite this, very few programmes to protect children and
                   build family and community life, focus on or include men.

                   There is a great deal of research evidence on the critical role that men in
                   general, and fathers in particular, play in promoting children's development and
                   adjustment.

                   SABC CONTENT HUB CHILDREN invites proposal for content research and
                   format develop for a children’s series aimed to stimulate discussion and action to
                   support the involvement of men in caring for children.

                   The aims of the Fatherhood series

                           •   Celebrate fathers and fatherhood
                           •   To influence social expectations and perceptions about men and
                               their care for children.
                           •   To rally peer and professional support to enable men to be more
                               involved in children's lives.
                           •   To create a sense of shared responsibility for children's development
                               among men and women.
                           •   To engender broad-based and long-term commitment to men's
                               involvement with children.
                           •   To identify & address barriers to men's engagement with and
                               protection of young children.

                   How we hope to affect men

                           •   Promote positive fathers and fatherhood in South African images in
                               South African communities
                           •   To encourage men's positive responses to the care and protection of
                               children.
                           •   To sensitise men to the effect that their involvement has on the well-
                               being of children as they grow up.
                           •   To enable men to become actively engaged in child care.
                           •   To support men in responsive, responsible and committed
                               fatherhood.

                   The kinds of social impact we hope to achieve

                           •   To provide public information about men, fathers, family life and
                               childrens' development.
                           •   To generate public discourse by persuading government as well as
                               non-governmental, community and faith-based organisations, and
                               the popular and professional media, to focus their attention more on
                               fatherhood and the need to celebrate fathers and the role fathers
                               play with the development of their children and within communities.
                           •   To increased male involvement in childcare, families and society


REQUIREMENTS:

                       •   The proposal must be produced as a conversation between fathers and
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                             children (be it their own, adopted or children from the community) and
                             must appeal to primarily children and their fathers.

                      •      Proposed content research for a the pilot series
                      •      A an innovate concept that will be universal in nature – transcend race,
                             culture, age
                      •      Proposed format and style for the series
                      •      5 min teaser that demonstrates the understanding of the brief, showcase
                             the proposed concept and the knowledge of the view
                      •      The proposal must have as its cornerstone the ethos of ubuntu,
                             demonstrating the essence of the role of what fathers represent as a
                             pillar of a family and society.

LANGUAGE:          English
TARGET AUDIENCE:   12 – 15 –Family Series
COMMISSIONING
                   Mish Molakeng /Lerato Moruti
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – CHILD B3


RFP TITLE:         Entrepreneurship for 2010
GENRE:             Children
SUB-GENRE:         12-15
SERIES:            Research and Development
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Business literacy and facilitating economic empowerment among young people
                   has always been a challenge. There is a need to inform young people about
                   benefits of the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

                   Unless young people are empowered and skilled so that they can generate
                   employment, earn a meaningful income and contribute towards the long-term
                   growth of their communities and families, poverty, lack of access to further
                   education, crime and other socio-economic ills will continue to prevail.

                   SABC CONTENT HUB CHILDREN invites proposals to develop a format and
                   research content for an entrepreneurship series that will expose children to the
                   multi-million rand world of sports; and how they can leverage opportunities from
                   2010 world cup. This series can take on any innovative format or genre.



REQUIREMENTS:

                       •     Proposed content research for a the pilot series
                       •     A an innovate concept that will be universal in nature – transcend race,
                             culture, age
                       •     Proposed format and style for the series
                       •     5 min teaser that demonstrates the understanding of the brief,
                             showcase the proposed concept and the knowledge of the viewer




LANGUAGE:          English
COMMISSIONING
                   Mish Molakeng/ Charles Owen
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – CHILD B4


RFP TITLE:         Celebrating the South African Child.
GENRE:             Children
SUB-GENRE:         12 – 15 –Family Series

SERIES:            Research and development
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   South Africa has emerged on the world stage as a unique society in the process
                   of transformation. Today’s South Africa is so much more: a many faceted, multi
                   lingual, multi cultural society producing some of the most stimulating and
                   interesting ideas in the political, social, and cultural arenas.



                   SABC Content Hub invites proposals for content research and format
                   development for a series that will expose the world to our unique heritage and
                   cultural diversity. The series will be for a build up for to the 2010 World Cup.
                   This series can take any innovative format or genre.

REQUIREMENTS:          •     Proposed content research for a the pilot series
                       •     A an innovate concept that will be unique and transcend race, culture,
                             age
                       •     Proposed format and style for the series
                       •     5 min teaser that demonstrates the understanding of the brief, showcase
                             the proposed concept and the knowledge of the view

LANGUAGE:          English
COMMISSIONING
                   Mish Molakeng
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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   R&D

  FACTUAL
   B1 – B3
NOVEMBER 2006




                182
RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – R&D - FACT B1


RFP TITLE:         `SA WRITERS IN CONVERSATION WITH THE NATION’ R &D
GENRE:             FACTUAL / SPECIAL PROJECTS
SUB-GENRE:         Documentary / Heritage & Culture
SERIES:
                   6 X 75- minute Documentary Feature Films
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   It’s time to address the absence of African authors’ voices on our screens, and in our
                   current cultural and intellectual discourse. This blue-chip documentary series we will
                                             pay homage to their work and ideas.
                   As part of the Factual Genre’s ongoing commitment to dreaming the new and
                   creating fresh and topical content that is also relevant, African and bold, we are
                   embarking on this landmark documentary series.

                   These films will be driven by leading literary figures in South Africa as central
                   characters exploring hard-hitting cultural, identity and heritage issues as they go
                   to different parts of the country and engage the nation and their truths – all the
                   while exploring their own journey and body of work.

                   In these authentic biographical journeys we see authors questioning our national
                   identity and steering viewers to reflect through challenging conversations and
                   personal reflections that go to the core of who we, and they, are.

                   African ideas, writing, philosophy, intellectual & cultural discourse – these
                   new conversations profile leading thinkers in our country and on the
                   continent!
                   These films are a textured road map through SA identity, social reality and
                   literature. We will be, crossing boundaries, mending fences and exploring
                   the voice of a nation with our literary greats.
CREATIVES:
                                                   Call to Submit:
                       •   Your resume, show reel highlighting your vision and expertise, and a
                           detailed motivation about why you wish to work on this project.
                       •   Our aim is to match the talent, advanced skills, interest, language and
                           geography of applicants to films and create unique teams for each
                           feature length documentary, nationally.
                       •   Writers are on board and now we will shape the team.
REQUIREMENTS:      Seasoned directors, writers and producers with a recognized body of work.
LANGUAGE:          65% Nguni & Sesotho – 35% English and other languages.
COMMISSIONING
                   B.BAKER & THANDO SHOZI
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – R&D - FACT B2


RFP TITLE:         `THE DIRECTOR’S CUT’ – R&D
SUB-GENRE:         Social Documentary / Investigative
SERIES:            6 X 48 minute Documentary Films
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Michael Moore hasn’t touched down to stir things up in Africa yet… and perhaps he
                   shouldn’t bother.
                   The Factual Genre we’re saying he shouldn’t bother. This brief will put paid to
                   tame treatments of hard-hitting social, economic, civic and judicial or consumer
                   rights issues in our country - and it’s your ideas that will define the farthest edge in
                   this hot new series of documentary films.
                   Do you have what it takes to take a stand and sketch a balanced view of issues that
                   touch the nation’s conscience and their soul – no matter what? Then sink your
                   investigative teeth, your racing analytical mind and your creative drive into this:
                   We are looking for well-researched, balanced documentary films that embrace the
                   spirit activism, our country’s constitution and embody the freedom of expression that it
                   enshrines. Stories while being hard-hitting also need to be:
                       •   Accessible to the nation,
                       •   Distinctly African and South African but with international appeal
                       •   Relevant
                       •   Insightful
                       •   Representative and,
                       •   Honest
CREATIVES:         A Call to Submit:
                       • Fresh, hard-hitting and engaging story ideas that pull no punches and
                           take a stand.
                       • A clearly outlined story proposal with a strong investigative thrust and
                           projected outcome.
                       • A creative walk-through of the journey you wish to take viewers on and a
                           treatment of your stylistic approach.
                       • A list of commentators and interviewees you propose to interview
                       • A creative solutions-based approach to achieving your narrative aims
                           and the stand you wish to take. Our aim is to match the talent, advanced
                           skills, interest, language and geography of applicants to films and create
                           unique teams for each feature length documentary, nationally.
CREATIVES:         A Call to Submit:
                       • Fresh, hard-hitting and engaging story ideas that pull no punches and
                           take a stand.
                       • A clearly outlined story proposal with a strong investigative thrust and
                           projected outcome.
                       • A creative walk-through of the journey you wish to take viewers on and a
                           treatment of your stylistic approach.
                       • A list of commentators and interviewees you propose to interview
                       • A creative solutions-based approach to achieving your narrative aims
                           and the stand you wish to take. Our aim is to match the talent, advanced
                           skills, interest, language and geography of applicants to films and create
                           unique teams for each feature length documentary, nationally.
REQUIREMENTS:      Mid-Senior level filmmakers – directors and producers with a strong
                   journalistic ethic and a recognized body of work.
LANGUAGE:          65% Nguni & Sesotho – 35% English and other languages.

COMMISSIONING      B.BAKER & THANDO SHOZI
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007

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RFP NO.:           SIT ‘06 – R&D – FACT B3


RFP TITLE:         Celebrating South Africa through its Special Days
GENRE:             Documentary
SERIES:
                   Individual documentaries of 24 or 48 minutes
EDITORIAL GUIDE:
                   Here is an opportunity for truly creative, entertaining and informative submissions
                   that will bring alive the array of special days and anniversaries that make up the
                   South African, and broader African Continent’s calendar.

                   It will be important to demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural,
                   historical and social nature and meaning of the day or event and we look forward
                   to new and fresh approaches to these events.

                   This brief presents a broad canvas for submissions that are appropriate to the
                   three channels in their own unique way. They must demonstrate how the films
                   will reflect the rich texture of society by talking to issues of regionalism, gender,
                   race, religion and disability and any other aspects that are appropriate to the
                   event.

                   This brief throws the net very wide as we are looking for a broad range of ideas
                   that can be considered by the channels for broadcast during the next couple of
                   years. They should include the formal public holidays, and other anniversaries
                   that would be of interest to our audiences.

                   We look forward to submissions that demonstrate an African story telling tradition
                   through thorough research and creative story telling.

CREATIVES:             •   Proposals should indicate the target audience (channel) the submission
                           is focused on.
                       •   The mainstreaming of disability is a priority for the SABC and we seek
                           submissions that integrate this community into our daily lives and
                           celebrations.
                       •   Proposals should indicate the languages that would be reflected in the
                           films with attention given to the inclusion of minority languages.

REQUIREMENTS:          •   History / background to the celebration
                       •   Approach and style to the film
                       •   Budget on SABC budget pack.
                       •   Company BEE details.

                   No material on VHS/DVD

LANGUAGE:          All languages
COMMISSIONING
                   Beathur Baker
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 March 2007




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   R&D

ENTERTAINMENT
   B1 – B7
NOVEMBER 2006




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – R&D ENT B1


RFP TITLE:         Get Up! Stand Up! :Consumer Activist Show

SUB-GENRE:         Factual Entertainment
SERIES
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   A pacy new show that aims to revive the democratic tradition of consumer
                   activism. Our feisty host(s) to the rescue on behalf of hapless citizens, aggrieved
                   buyers, duped investors, mashonisa victims and info on latest scams.

                       •   Originality of ideas
                       •   A clear proposition for the series that carries through each episode and
                           creates an arc for the series
                       •   Ideas of sustainability built into concept

LANGUAGE:          Multi -lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 - R&D ENT B2


RFP TITLE:         PEOPLE LIKE US
SUB-GENRE:         Reality
SERIES             13 X 24
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Everyday people tell their own stories through themed topics, tales to be told via
                   the use of photographs, cellphones, traditional video cameras, etc.

                   Ordinary People and Ghetto Diaries are formats that revolutionized the television
                   landscape, by giving ordinary people the opportunity the present themselves to a
                   viewing public hungry for the real. We would like to pick up where Ghetto Diaries
                   left off, by requesting proposals that show everyday people telling their own
                   stories. You choose the media format – should tales be told through use of
                   photographs, cellphones, traditional video cameras, etc. When developing your
                   proposal, also keep the following in mind:
                        • Originality of ideas
                        • A clear proposition for the series that carries through each episode and
                              creates an arc for the series
                        • Clear ‘emotainment’ value
                        • Clear casting strategy-including mainstreaming participation of people
                              living with disability
                        • Ideas of sustainability built into concept

LANGUAGE:          Multi-lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – R&D ENT B3


RFP TITLE:         A MILE IN MY SHOES
SUB-GENRE:         Reality
SERIES             13 x 24
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   South Africa is often praised for being a most ‘diverse’ nation, but what does this
                   mean in reality? It means we have a vast array of polar opposites: rich vs poor,
                   black vs white, rural vs urban, Indian vs Muslim; Christian vs Jewish; celebrities
                   vs Joe Schmos; factory workers vs fat-cat bosses. We are thus looking for a
                   reality show concept that explores all of our national contradictions in striking and
                   innovative ways. W e are also looking for clear development of narrative arcs
                   into the format.

                   This must be the show that gets all South Africans huddled around the box and
                   debating around the water cooler for days. In opening up the Pandora’s Box of
                   present-day South Africa, this show will reveal to us the rainbow-coloured bird of
                   Hope.

                   We are happy to accept:
                      • Proposals from either production houses, or from writers or anyone else
                          with a good and well-developed idea.
                      • We encourage regional companies to submit proposals
                      • Viewer interactivity is encouraged.

LANGUAGE:          Multi-lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      16 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – R&D ENT B5


RFP TITLE:         DANCING WITH THE ONE I LOVE

SUB-GENRE:         Reality
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Reality / Dance show. Local format looking at cross generational family dance
                   couples who learn to dance together for competition. W e are also looking for
                   clear development of narrative arcs into the format.



                   We are looking for

                       •   A clear proposition for the series that carries through each episode and
                           creates an arc for the series
                       •   Clear ‘emotainment’ value
                       •   Viewer interactivity is encouraged

                   We are happy to accept proposals from either production houses, or from writers
                   or anyone else with a good and well-developed idea.
                   We encourage regional companies to submit proposals.

LANGUAGE:          Muliti- Lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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RFP NO.:           SIT ’06 – R&D ENT B6


RFP TITLE:         MUSIC TALENT SEARCH
SUB-GENRE:         Reality Soap
EDITORIAL GUIDE:   Talent search for the best band looking to encourage instrumentalisation and
                   new local compositions. Show should select raw talent in every corner of the
                   country, create two separate bands, put them through music industry paces, and
                   set them up in competition against each other. Original music composition is a
                   major requirement. W e are also looking for clear development of narrative arcs
                   into the format.



                   We are happy to accept proposals from either production houses, or from writers
                   or anyone else with a good and well-developed idea.

                   We encourage regional companies to submit proposals.
                   If your show has a host(s), please show that you have consent from the
                   proposed host(s).
                   Viewer interactivity is encouraged
LANGUAGE:          Muliti- Lingual
COMMISSIONING
                   Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
EDITOR:
CLOSING DATE:      23 April 2007




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