WGSA Outreach Programme: Online Course

The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in collaboration with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has developed a Basic Screenwriting Course for emerging screenwriters, translated into all South African official languages. With the National Arts Council (NAC) assistance, the WGSA will pilot training sessions across South Africa between February and May 2021 in various South African languages! Emerging screenwriters are encouraged to apply for our WGSA Online Course.
The Online Sessions will cover:
  • Screenwriting is a Job.
  • Script.
  • Story.
  • Structure.
The course is FREE to WGSA members. A nominal fee of R100 is required for Non-Member to attend.
The WGSA Online Course is best suited for emerging writers who need a refresher course in basic screenwriting skills:
  • Think knowledge share classes – but online.
  • The course will stretch over two days: 7 sessions of 2 hours per session.
  • We highly recommend that you attend all sessions in the course!
  • A nominal fee of R 100.00 will be charged to non-members. BUT if you would like to join the WGSA as a member and get access to this and many more training opportunities, click the JOIN US button.
  • All payments must be made directly to our bank account:
Account name WGSA
Standard Bank Current Account 300082444
Branch number 051001
  • Use your name and surname as reference and upload proof of payment when you RSVP.
Registration closes 48 hours before the scheduled time and the zoom link will be send to participants 24 hours before the course.

All online courses are scheduled for the following timeslots:

DAY 1 – 9:00-11:00, 12:00-14:00, 15:00-17:00

DAY 2 – 9:00-11:00, 12:00-14:00, 15:00-17:00, 18:00-20:00

Language Names of Trainers Dates Closing Date
isiXhosa Ayanda Mncwabe-Mama
Siphokazi Mtila
Mbasa Tsetsana
17-Apr Thurs, 15 Apr
Sepedi Fisha Collins 24- Apr Thurs, 22 Apr
25- Apr
English Anil Polton
Ntando Mhlongo
Andrina Moodley
Adelle Gascoyne
8- May Thurs, 6 May
9- May
Setswana Phemelo Phiri
Tshenolo Mabale
15 May Thurs, 13 May
16 May

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