About Us

Animation South Africa is an Industry Association representing the interests of animation professionals.

Founded in 2006, Animation South Africa (ASA) is registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) as a non-profit company (NPC).

We’re also registered with the South African Revenue Service as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO), which means we can issue section 18A certificates for donations, allowing donors to claim tax deductions.

What we do:
  • Make trading conditions more conducive to creating and/or maintaining work opportunities
  • Initiatives which transfer and develop scarce and critical skills
  • Conduct/participate in research. The findings of which accurately reflect and inform future interventions
  • Initiatives which result in more commercial activity, including the exportation of South African animation products and services

Current Board

Nick Cloete:

National Chairperson

Isabelle Rorke:

Deputy Chair

Harry Ravelomanantsoa:


Keba Nage:


Xolile Vundla:



Export Missions:

Purpose: Identify and coordinate annual export missions to key content markets.

Headed by: Michelle Hinrichsen

Social Impact and Human Capital Innovation:

Purpose: Skills Development programmes

Headed by: Isabelle Rorke

Cape Town International Animation Festival:

Purpose: Develop and manage the program for Animation South Africa’s official film festival.

Headed by: Dianne Makings

Sector Support:

Purpose: Inform policies, regulations, schemes, incentives, laws and tax benefits to improve and maintain trading conditions for South African animation professionals.

Headed by: Nick Cloete