Community Media Trust

Cause Profile

Community Media Trust, a not-for-profit media production company, has produced educational television in the fields of health, HIV/AIDS, education, gender-based violence and other topics of human rights and social development since 1998.

Community Media Trust’s main purpose of business is the production of all forms of media -including new media (internet and mobile media), radio, print and television – for the purpose promoting knowledge, transparency, accountability and democracy in all areas affecting the quality of life of communities in South and Southern African states. CMT has twice been cited by UNAIDS as an example of best practice and has participated in the 2010 National Communications Survey.

CMT is registered in terms of section 21 of the South African Companies Act and the Non-Profit Organisations Act of 1997. CMT also has Public Benefit Organisation status in terms of section 18 of the Income Tax Act and is governed by a Board of Directors.

CMT runs a number of different programmes, including various activities under the popular Siyayinqoba Beat It! brand as well as the new GroundUp brand. We also offer production and post-production facilities, specialising in documentaries and public service announcements as well as training and corporate videos.

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