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arrangements on public streets must complete Section II. • All individuals applying for permission where filming will require the presence of emergency services must complete Section III. 6. Deposit necessary funds as arrangement with the appropriate local authorities. 7. Once all required documentation is in place, proceed to film on specified date and time. Permission must be obtained from landowners if private property is to be used. If a location falls within any of the game reserves under jurisdiction of the KwaZulu-Natal conservation organisation, Emvelo KZN Wildlife, special applications must be obtained through their Public Affairs Office. Once permission has been granted, adequate notification must be given to those who will be affected by the filming.

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This brochure was commissioned by the uThungulu District Municipality on behalf of Zululand Film Office and produced by Graphic Dimensions. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, without prior permission, in writing from uThungulu. While every effort has been made to ensure the facts contained in this publication are correct, uThungulu or the publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors or ommissions. Design & Layout: Graphic Dimensions • Photography: Anita de Villiers, Thys van der Merwe & Tony Smith

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Procedure and Permission for Filming on Municipal Property Filming on any civic or municipal property requires permission from the local authority concerned. Permission must be obtained for filming within a self-enclosed location, on all roads, streets or sidewalks. It is recommend that permit applications be applied for not later than five working days before filming Procedure: 1. Contact the ZFO to obtain permission applications, indemnity forms and relevant local authority contact names and numbers, or download the information from our website at www.zululandfilmoffice.co.za. 2. Contact relevant local authorities to confirm permission for filming, quotes and payment arrangements. 3. Complete appropriate applications. 4. Sign indemnity forms and include a R2 revenue stamp. 5. Submit forms to relevant local authorities: • Film production companies applying for any permission to film in any civic or municipal location must complete Section I. • All individuals applying for permission to film on a road, street, or sidewalk, or need parking

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The Zululand Film Office www.zululandfilmoffice.co.za

The Zululand Film Office, incorporating Ilembe North Coast, officially promotes and acts as industry facilitator for the feature film, television, video and stills photography production trade. It is funded by and operates under the auspices of the uThungulu District Municipality based in the Zululand por t city of Richards Bay. CONTACT uThungulu District Municipality: Anita Tait Tel: Mobile:

+27 (0)35 799 2516 +27 (0)83 626 3504

Anushka Makka Tel: +27 (0)35 799 2614 Private Bag X1025 Richards Bay, 3900 Fax: E-mail:

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+27 (0)35 789 8176 taita@uthungulu.co.za tourism@uthungulu.co.za

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Vehicle Rentals (Richards Bay) Avis ..........................................................................035 789 6549 Avis Van and 4X4 Rental ..........................................035 789 3097 Budget Rent-a-Car...................................................035 786 0986 Europcar ..................................................................035 786 1881 Hertz.........................................................................035 786 1201 Imperial ....................................................................035 786 0311 National Car Rental ..................................................035 786 0001 4x4 Vehicle Rental....................................................035 751 1565

Air Travel Richards Bay Airport................................................035 .................................................. 789 9630 035 786 0119 Richards Bay Aero Club...........................................083 325 7607 Charter Service (Bell Air Charter) ............................035 907 9380 National Airline (SA Express) ...................................035 786 0530

Bus Travel Greyhound (Empangeni) .........................................035 .................................................. 772 4536 035 792 1283 Greyhound (Richards Bay) ......................................035 789 3904 Travel Agencies American Express ....................................................035 789 6815 Flight Centre.............................................................035 789 2310 Harvey World Travel .................................................035 786 1523 Rennies Travel..........................................................035 789 0933 Sure Quay Jet Travel ................................................035 788 0107

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The Pulse of the Zulu Kingdom land of visual perfection Situated in the sub-tropical northern parts of the KwaZulu-Natal province, the Zululand and Ilembe North Coast regions offer creative visual practitioners a scenic diversity and multi-cultural heritage not easily found elsewhere. It is the heartland of the proud, world-renowned Zulu nation where traditions steeped in history are still relevant and practiced today. Home to the famed Battlefield routes where the Zulu warriors engaged the might of the British Empire, the resultant AngloZulu cultural fusion remains. The combined 11 500 square kilometer region’s natural resources are equally diverse, offering a wide selection of locations to meet most visual and thematic requirements. The entire eastern borderline is flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and spectacular golden beaches – of which long stretches are isolated from people traffic that allows for undisturbed filming or photographic assignments. This is supplemented by a series of river estuaries, large undeveloped open waterways, mangrove swamps and indigenous coastal forests. There is a good urban and rural mix. The Port of Richards Bay, the deepest and largest in South Africa, is the focal point of the region’s modern, first world infrastructure. The country’s newest city boasts an impressive assortment of locations and facilities: airport, docking berths for passenger liners and super tankers, international yacht club, some of South Africa’s

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Transport and travel All the main routes in the uThungulu District Municipality are served by well-maintained tarred roads. Secondary untarred roads are also constantly maintained to ensure trouble-free passage. Only a handful of the wilderness areas may require four-wheel driving conditions. largest industries, modern shopping centres, contemporary suburban living, top medical facilities, communication centres, first-rate accommodation, as well as road and rail networks. Amazingly, the city is still surrounded by untouched lakes and estuaries where crocodile and hippo dwell in complete harmony with the developed environment. Stretching inland, the diversity continues. The five Great Zululand Forests are interspersed with grassy plains, meandering valleys, misty mountains, endless green rolling hills and game reserves where elephant, rhinoceros and leopard roam. And next door, to the north-west, one finds KwaZulu-Natal’s internationally rated “Big Five” iMfolozi-Hluhluwe and Mkhuze game reserves, just down the road from the St Lucia Wetlands World Heritage Site. To the south, the Ilembe District borders the province’s largest harbour city of Durban. A tourism paradise known as the Dolphin Coast, it is the hosting site of the proposed King Shaka International Airport to replace the existing Durban international aviation gateway to the province. Zululand is your visual empower ment station.

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The public transport system is limited, especially in outlying areas and it is advised that vehicle rental be used for visiting crews. The Richards Bay Airport, with a runway length of 1 300 metres, is the region’s main air link with daily flights from Johannesburg. Air fields for smaller aircraft are scattered throughout the region and more information about their locations can be obtained through the ZFO and Municipal contacts listed above.

Key transport contact details: Road and travel conditions Traffic departments: .................................................035 9011663/7725503 KwaZulu-Natal Traffic Department ...........................0800 339 911 Automobile Association of S.A.................................031 265 0437 Breakdown services.................................................082 16111

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Security Although standard policing is in place throughout the Zululand area, it would be advisable to check the situation with the Zululand Film Office or municipal contacts listed for guidance if you plan to work in remote areas. A list of security companies who can provide protection and guard services for major shoots can be found on the ZFO website: www.zululandfilmoffice.co.za Emergency - Dial 10111 for the police and 10177 for an ambulance.

Shopping/supplies Modern shopping centres are available in all major towns, while Supermarkets stocking the full range of essentials and luxuries are present in all the district’s smaller towns. Regular shopping hours are 08h30 to 17h00-19h00 and during mornings over weekends.

Tax South Africa’s Value Added Tax (VAT) is set at 14% and is included in the marked price of most goods and services. Foreign visitors can have VAT refunded at a port of exit, provided that the value of each invoice for goods purchased exceeds R50 and the value of the total items purchased exceeds R250. To qualify for a refund, visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, valid tax invoices and must produce the goods purchased.

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