AFDA Johannesburg alumni Ziyanda Ngcaba has been producing in the entertainment industry through the events, film, television, and broadcasting mediums since 1998. Some of the roles she has undertaken include Channel Programing (SABC 2), Producing, Production Management and Line Producing (Cap Events, Underdog, Endemol SA, Devereux-Harris), Content Distribution into Africa and most recently Channel Acquisitions consulting.
Common in her disciplines is the strength she has developed in creating competitive strategies for maximum audience appeal, and the ability to see productions – from conception to enabling their realization – on television, to suited audiences for exploitation throughout world markets. The understanding of television (live and pre-recorded), events and film mediums has benefitted Ziyanda in that she has the ability to apply knowledge gained across the entertainment business. Her motivation is the urgent interest in the development of a better South Africa and Africa.
Her passion for being part of an evolving industry allows her to be close to the core of the nation’s psyche and a positive influence on a world that is alive and constantly evolving. Her business is entertaining people. Being in the industry has allowed her development of skills for application to a specified audience around the world and most importantly the continent. A large bonus has been the opportunity for her to gain a deepened understating of the South African context from associates, peers, and consumers who have related to the content she has played a role in delivering.