Our Story, in a nutshell (this is way too much copy)
Established in 2003, we have distinguished ourselves as an award-winning, production company, delivering over 7 000 hours of television content, both locally and internationally. It all changed in 2007 when our world took on new colour. We became the first Cape Town based production company to be commissioned a daily LIVE show on local channel, SABC2. This followed on the heels of our first visit to MIPTV in Cannes, where we discovered a new world of television. A world being influenced and energised by something fresh and new (at the time), the world of the internet, social media and digital content. It was the beginning of an intrepid journey into the world of international production and multi-media conversations. This was supported in 2014 by the opening of Magnatude Facilities, our very own HD Broadcast Studios and Post-Production facilities.
Today Okuhle stands tall as one of South Africa’s most successful media and production companies. Initially youth-focused, but now also producing live action and live broadcast television, in addition to genres ranging from; reality TV, game shows, factual content, wildlife, branded content and, most recently, drama. Whilst broadcaster commissions are our traditional strength, it is our expertise in the development and production of content for licensing across multiple territories, as well as our foundations in the world of marketing and advertising that set us apart from the rest. Our colourful world took on a new hue in 2017, when we caught the eye of ASOCapital and their newly formed, investment fund. The past year has seen Okuhle recapitalise, restructure and bring new brands onboard. Today the Okuhle Group comprises five companies namely, Okuhle Productions, Okuhle International, Boost Collective, Magnatude Facilities and Cooked In Africa.
Our offering entails every aspect of the production process, from concept to pre-production, execution, through to post-production and delivery. We make it our business to understand our broadcaster’s audiences. We pitch accordingly and seal the deal with our enthusiasm, our experience and our agency-style content strategies and monthly production reports.
We pride ourselves on offering a highly personalised service that consistently delivers high quality, original world-class content. Solicit, evaluate, procure programming content for development. Source funding via brands, distributors, international treaties, local rebates and specialised Funding mechanisms.
Deal negotiation and closing with Broadcasters, Distributors and Co-producers .
MagnaTude Studios & Post is a television recording and live broadcast studio and post production facility catering for all segments of the television recording, broadcast and post production market. Centrally located in Cape Town, one of the most sought-after cities in the world, Magnatude Studios & Post offers the local and international television industry a state-of-the-art facility, purpose-built for live, multi-camera, HD productions.
Cooked in Africa (Descriptive)
Founded in 2011, by Peter Gird and Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films has consistently produced original, creative and award winning content since it’s inception.Situated in Cape Town, South Africa, Cooked in Africa Films supports a vertical model, retaining pre-production, production and post-production services in-house, enabling the company to take ownership of the creative and production process.
We dare to be great.
At Okuhle, meaning “great things” in isiXhosa, we embody this ethos. Ardent believers in the timeless art of entertainment.
We develop content that is carefully targeted, supported by unconventional strategies, informed by research and backed by critical analysis and creative thinking. We deliver content that is beautifully crafted and resonates with audiences.
Our Partners, our Talent
AfterDark Post Productions
Mother City Records
Rocco De Villiers