Workers World Media Productions celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.
11 - 15 May 2009 - Community House in Salt River, where the organisations' head office is located - was buzzing with excitement. Project partners from African countries viz. Nigeria, Lesotho, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania; all 9 provinces in South Africa and youth members from 6 communities in the Western Cape of SA, came to together to celebrate with WWMP staff.
Participants of the Africa Labour Radio project and the Labour Community Radio Project enjoyed a 3day programme of Labour Radio training. Some were involved in a Beginners course whilst others were touching up their skills in the Advanced training course.
On evenings of the 13 & 14th May 2009 - WWMP hosted its 4th Annual Labour Film Festival. The focus this year was International Solidarity and Xenophobia. Click here to see which films were showcased.
On the last evening of the 15th May 2009 - WWMP hosted the first ever Labour Media Awards in South Africa.
2009 Labour Media Award Winners:
1. Trade Union magazine – Numsa Bulletin No.20 August 2008.
2.Best trade union newspaper – Numsa News No.3. July 2008.
3.Photograph – Rob Rees – Best photograph – “Women on Balcony”
4.Lifetime Achievement Award for Labour Photography - William Matlala
5.Artwork – Painting of Woman working in cane-field by Jeffrey Lok.
6.Special Award - Hugh Masekela – for the song “Stimela”.
7.Best article in the mainstream media – “R10.80 take-home pay can't take miner home”, Kea' Modimoeng.
8.Best article in trade union/alternative publication – “Abuse – cycle repeats itself”, Pinky Ramokola – NUMSA News No.6, November 2008.
9.Best Poem – “Shop-steward with a Passion”.
10.Best Book publication – Human Rights Media Centre - “Labour Pains for the Nation”.
11.Video documentary – “Sacrificed for Profit”, 17 July 2008, Joe Thugwana
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