yanaya communications

page4-img1yanaya communications was established in 2004 as a subsidiary of Nayanaya Pictures (Pty) Ltd. yanaya provides various services to a broad range of clients in government, the non-governmental sector and to organisations in the public and private sector. yanaya communications was the one of the founding members of Ikwezi Film Festival – a festival for profiling filmmakers and films during disability month exploring issues of people with disabilities and the prejudice they face. yanaya communications has hosted events for organizations such as CSIR for some of their corporate communication events and at the same time always having to produce corporate videos.

yanaya communications has done work for Lovelife in the past and coordinated events during world aids Days in the past in areas such as KwaZulu Natal – Bergville, Johannesburg – Soweto and the Eastern Cape. These programmes were youth based dealing with issue of sexuality. Xoliswa Sithole was co-ordinator at the Sithengi Film Market 3 years in a row from 1999-2002.

Sithengi film market was the only film market on the African continent were buying and selling of African film took place. Services include:

  • Marketing communications services
  • Project and Event management services

Current and past clients and projects undertaken by yanaya communications include:

  • UNiTE To End Violence Against Women Film Festival South Africa 2011/2012 Project management services for a UNDP South Africa, UNFPA, UNWomen and partners sponsored festival initiated during the 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Gender Violence
  • Ikwezi Film Festival 2008/9 Founding member/Project Management services on a festival to showcase films by and about the lives and experiences of people living with disabilities. The festival was organised in partnership with the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, South Africa.
  • South African International Film and Television Market (Sithengi)1999/2002 Project Coordination services for the only film and television market on the continent which attracted over 2000 delegates for a three day annual exhibition and film trade fair.
  • Lovelife/World AIDS Month Event Programme 2000 Event coordination: A series of World AIDS Month events hosted in KwaZulu Natal, Soweto and the Eastern Cape for the youth HIV/AIDs prevention campaign Lovelife.




Film Festivals

Nayanaya Pictures was commissioned to run the UNiTE Film and community workshops campaign(from 2011) and Xoliswa Sithole is the Director of the Festival. This is a United Nations initiative that was started by Ban Ki-moon and South Africa was the first country to host this event which deals with the 16 days of activism every December focusing on violence against women and children. The event is supported by The UNFPA, Unicef and Department of Arts and Culture and other stake holders.

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