The title of the latest SA movie to hit the screen, Hijack Stories, conjures up images of another predictably negative township story about criminals hijacking cars in the absence of anything else to do in Soweto. But there's a lot more to the film.
Bohemian genius, talented writer and poet, troubled rebel hovering on the edge . . . Herman Charles Bosman, South Africa's best-loved storyteller, was all of these. In A Touch of Madness, David Butler artfully brings Bosman's complex self to life.
Samuel L Jackson and Juliette Binoche are in Cape Town for filming of a $15-million screen adaptation of Antjie Krog's multiple award-winning Country of My Skull, a heart-rending account of South Africa's unique attempt to put its past to rest at the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Cape Town-born playwright Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of the Holocaust movie The Pianist, may be a long way from home, but he credits South Africa for his success in the film industry.
Prominent South African novelist Andre Brink has won the African regional leg of the Commonwealth Writers Best Book Award for The Other Side of Silence, published last year. Brink, who has authored a number of award-winning novels over the past three decades, joins an impressive list of past South African winners.
Its Splashy Fen time again and lovers of local music, fun-seekers, ravers and hippies are gearing up for five days of revelry in KwaZulu-Natal's spectacular Drakensberg mountains this weekend.
South Africas first Zulu opera, Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, is history as spectacle, from a stage crowded with a chorus costumed in artist Andrew Versters bizarre versions of traditional gowns, skins and ostrich feathers, to the most authentic and exciting Zulu dancing seen outside the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Borrow a set of toys for your children, play with them for a whole month, return them in good condition, and then take another set home. You can do this all over again, thanks to toy libraries in several provinces established by the African Self-Help Association
If you thought you'd never again experience the magic of the Big Top, the smell of sawdust, the rollicking beat of the music, the tinsel fantasy of the acts - here's a rare chance as the Boswell Wilkie Circus, which retired from the road last year, gives a one-off Proudly South African show.
"Someone with a disability can be sexy', says 19-year-old Makhotso, star of the South African documentary Wild on Wheels, which was voted one of the top films on offer at an international festival on disability in Russia.